Last month there were reports flying around about a live-action Zelda TV series headed to Netflix. It was described as a family-friendly version of Game of Thrones and there was much rejoicing across the land. And then Nintendo CEO Saturo Iwata grabbed that glorious dream by the hair and slit its perfect, magical throat. He told TIME, “As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.”

Part of me is convinced that Nintendo gains power from the sorrow of their fans. Why else are they refusing to release Mother 3 in America?