On August 28th, 2008, Captain Rainbow will be released in Japan for the Wii, but that hasn’t stopped the gaming community from getting into a mild uproar over the Nintendo Channel previews of the game airing each week, especially after Birdo appeared in an episode shouting “bastard” and displaying a personality that challenges gender definitions.
Over the past two weeks, though, Nintendo fans took notice of the debut of a new character named Miss Tracy. Link’s Awakening fans may notice this character shares an odd resemblance to Crazy Tracy. You can check out two videos of Miss Tracy in action, video and translation courtesy of 23Makato23 on YouTube.
Please note that even though the first video says “from Link’s Awakening” in parenthesis, the actual Japanese does not say that. The Japanese for Link’s Awakening is ゼルダの伝説 夢をみる島, which even if you can’t read Japanese, one can clearly see the characters don’t match. However, above her throne she has a portrait of Mario next to a Link portrait.
Rumors about whether or not this is related to Link’s Awakening at all is currently uncomfirmed, but hopefully some light will be shed on the issue once the game releases in three weeks.
Update: Famitsu has confirmed Tracy is indeed based on/actually is the character from Link’s Awakening.