We all know Tingle as the creepy man dressed in ill-fitting clothes selling maps to children, but what if Tingle had starred in actual horror title rather than just causing nightmares himself? Well, that was almost a reality.
In a recent interview with Kotaku, Nintendo Producer Kensuke Tanabe revealed that Vanpool, the developers of the Dillon’s Rolling Western trilogy and Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland, were working on just that. Tanabe had this to say on the game in the interview: “Looking back eight years ago, we were developing a horror game with Vanpool that starred Tingle as the main character, but that project was cancelled due to a variety of reasons.”
It is interesting to imagine what a horror game starring the mega creep Tingle would have looked like. Is there any way that Vanpool could have made a scenario scarier than that of Tingle himself? Unfortunately, we will never know, and the world is a worse place because of it.