Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack is out, and the latest spotlight is on Link’s new outfit — the one true fairy outfit — “Tingle’s Outfit”. Ms. Shirakawa, the game designer behind Breath of the Wild’s NPCs/field-events, is being interviewed this time, and she is ready to lead the charge in changing the public’s perception about Tingle himself. “Shocked… to [her] bones” was how Shirakawa felt when she first laid eyes on our eccentric map-maker, but that opinion eventually turned into something more.
“I thought ‘he’s such an unsettling character…but…he’s also so adorable…’ When I started thinking about it, I realized that sometimes hate can slowly turn into love. If you didn’t care about someone at all, you wouldn’t feel ‘love’ or ‘hate’ for him…I’m sure there are people out there who ‘hate’ Tingle. However, if you hate him, that means you must ‘care’ about him a little bit! And THAT means your feelings toward him might change, in time.”
Your dreams, too, of donning the highly sought-after “Tingle Outfit” can finally come true, but “dawn” might not be the best time to wear it —
“When you wear all 3 pieces of Tingle’s Outfit together, they grant you the “Night Speed-Up” effect. So please try on Tingle’s Oufit and run around at night.”
We will, Ms. Shirakawa, we will.