One of the things that fans were looking forward to in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay demo during Nintendo’s E3 2016 livestream was the ability to play as female Link.
However, Nintendo has already confirmed that there will not be the ability to play as female Link in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Moreover, the studio has also provided a brief explanation behind the decision.
Speaking with GameSpot; the game’s producer Eiji Aonuma said that when it comes to a female protagonist, Princess Zelda makes more sense than female Link. However, if Princess Zelda is the main fighting character, there is no point of Link. Moreover, there is this concept of the balance in TriForce.
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.
As noted by TheMarySue; Nintendo’s justifications of not including a female lead in a world which is essentially being created from ground up does not make a whole lot of sense and lazy so to speak.
Still it all comes to down to the fact that The Legend of Zelda is Nintendo’s property and it all comes down to them how it wishes to present it. One can only hope that these geniuses of gaming world would come up with something that would address the issue.
In relevant The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild news, despite showing quite a lot of the game, the gameplay demo that we saw only makes about 1 per cent of the game and there is a lot that we do not know right now. To read up more, head over to the post!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild currently remains without a release, but is expected to release sometime in 2017 for Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo NX.
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