Inside info? Couldn't you get in trouble for breaking an NDA?
Some people already call Zelda an RPG, so it might have just been that. I think it would be kind of cool to make another side scrolling RPG Zelda... except instead of having an overworld and then battle screens, towns, and temples I think it would be better if the game was in a Metroid type environment the entire time. Maybe Link begins the game trapped in a dungeon (not a Zelda level dungeon, a prison type dungeon) inside a castle and has to work his way out to beat the game, defeating Ganon on the process.
Hmmm. If FFCC is an RPG, then Zelda is too. I consider it an RPG, just without some key elements: levelling up for example, but that does not make it any less of an RPG. I consider it an Adventure/RPG lovechild.
Link a la mode. No not Link in fashion, Link with ice cream.
A roleplay by definition is putting yourself into a "role" in the video game, but that can mean a lot of things.
If you mean the Final Fantasy elements, I think it's bad thing. Link was never really meant for stuff like that and the combat system is already fine with me. I mean, random battles in Zelda? Get serious. Most of the stuff already has the puzzle orientation though.
The Legend of Zelda series is actually considered a non-linear RPG. This is where the game has an adventure feel to it but it still has a few RPG elements. Some of these games include Mark of Kri, Boktai, and (from what I've seen of it) the upcoming Sigma Star Saga. There are also some that are classified as non-linear RPG's that I wouldn't have thought of like the Fire Emblem and Advance War series.
If Nintendo decided to make full on Zelda RPG, I believe that would make an interesting choice. It may seem weird, but Nintendo has always done things that we think are weird but end up surprising us. Like, turn Metroid into a first-person adventure, or build a system with two screens, etc.
A roleplay is a really broad term that applies to a lot. I would consider Final Fantasy and such as "true roleplaying games" and Fire Emblem and Advance Wars as "strategy" and things in between like Zelda as "adventure/platformers"
Exactly what I was thinking. I'm sure that he's talking about the Tingle RPG that might (has it been officially confrirmed? I've heard both no and yes, so I won't call it either way) be coming to the DS.