Some of you may be aware of The Legend of Kusakari, a bizarre upcoming game about a humble man whose one mission is to trim back all the grass on battlefields so heroes can fight without tripping over anything. It's obviously taken heavy inspiration from the Legend of Zelda series, with a similar logo and a visual style that apes earlier Zelda games, and the developers recently talked a bit on what Nintendo thinks of the inspired project.
An interview with the development team at Librage -- the studio behind the game -- was recently posted on the main site for its publisher, Nnooo, in which the team was quizzed on their upcoming game. One of the questions was how Nintendo reacted to the clear Zelda homages, and the response was rather surprising. The team demonstrated the game in a meeting at Nintendo headquarters, and they believe that Nintendo seems to be "favorable" towards the game. Here's what they had to say:
Nnooo: What was Nintendo's reaction to the game's title and imagery and the fact that it is a homage to The Legend of Zelda?
Librage: This is just our subjective impression, but they seem to be very favorable about this game. We visited Nintendo headquarters for a meeting and explained our project. They said this game was easy to understand because the title and content are consistent, and praised us.
So, at least it seems that the team has Nintendo's blessing. We'll see if the final product measures up when it launches later this week.
What do you think? Is this concept good enough to carry an entire game? Are the Zelda homages justified? Share your thoughts in the comments below.