Stranger Things actor, Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson in the popular Netflix show, has spoken to Variety about his plans for the Christmas period and for 2023. Henderson who is a big fan of Nintendo and has told the entertainment site that he has teamed up with the Kyoto-based company to “talk about a few of their latest titles he hopes to play during this festive season.” Matarazzo also told Variety that he also lovesThe Legend of Zelda franchise and says that it has been his dream to see a visually and musically driven animated film staring Link and friends. He says that exploring a vocally silent Hyrule with the story being told visually backed up by with a majestic score would be something he would absolutely love to see.
Now that he’s got some downtime over the holidays, Matarazzo, a lifelong Nintendo fan, is teaming up with the brand to talk about a few of their latest titles he hopes to play during this festive season.
“My mom says I’m the worst person to shop for, because I never have a list or say that I want anything specifically,” the actor says, noting that he knows exactly what he’s giving out for presents this year. “I know I’ll be gifting ‘Pokémon Scarlet’ and ‘Pokémon Violet’ to friends and I’m ready to start playing it myself.”
“I’m a huge ‘Legend of Zelda’ fan and I’ve always wanted to see a very visually and musically driven animated film. It might be challenging when most of the characters never speak, but to explore a vocally silent world where a story can be told visually and through score would be really cool.”Gaten Matarazzo talking with Variety