There Won’t be a Female Hero in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

There Won't be a Female Hero in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Recent rumors suggesting that a playable female hero would be possible in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are confirmed as untrue.

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has provided a statement to GameSpot regarding the potential usage of a female character in the next Zelda game on Wii U and Nintendo NX. Aonuma’s response, translated by a Nintendo official reads:

“So yes, there were rumors like that, and we did discuss as a staff as to what would be possible if we took that route.

“We thought about it and decided that if we’re going to have a female protagonist it’s simpler to have Princess Zelda as the main character.

“… if we have princess Zelda as the main character who fights, then what is Link going to do? Taking into account that, and also the idea of the balance of the Triforce, we thought it best to come back to this [original] makeup.”

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  1. Well, it’s just traditionally male Link. He’s always been the main protagonist of every Zelda game. So why suddenly change the hero?But than again the lore would actually allow for any other character to be the Hero of Legend. Because the history in the Zelda games always talk about the hero of legend, not Link. So the hero of legend could have been female, or even a non-human character.

    Btw I like Linkle, but I don’t think she would work as Zelda’s main protagonist just because her personality is too different from Link, and doesn’t quite fit the spirit of the hero of legend. But that’s only from what I’ve seen from the cutscenes of Hyrule Warriors 3DS, I haven’t played it myself. So maybe I’m wrong here.


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