Aonuma Confirms Link Is Actually In Zelda Wii U Trailer at E3

Aonuma confirms in an interview that the beloved hero Link was indeed in the trailer.

In the couple of days after Nintendo's presentation at E3, many fans had speculation that the featured character in the Zelda trailer was not actually Link. 

The hero of the series looks more feminine in the trailer and fans of the game placed that, along with a missing sword, as reason to believe that Link was no where in sight. 

However, the Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that the character was in fact Link. He stated that he made his first statement about missing Link jokingly.

In an interview with MMGN he explained the situation saying that it wouldn't be a Zelda trailer without Link in our presence.

“It’s a rumour. Actually that comment I made jokingly. It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way. It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that was humour. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement.”

The interview continues with Aonuma saying he wants players to not focus on Link's appearance, that his feminine looks are okay because Link represents the player not necessarily the character himself. 

“I don’t want people to get hung up on the way Link looks because ultimately Link represents the player in the game. I don’t want to define him so much that it becomes limiting to the players. I want players to focus on other parts of the trailer and not specifically on the character because the character Link represents, again, the player.”

So all Zelda fans can rest easy knowing that Link is definitively in the trailer and can now make fun theories about the plot of the next game in the series. What are you looking forward to in the next Zelda? Do you have any theories for the plot from the trailer? 

Zelda for the Wii U hits shelves in 2015.

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Published Jun. 12th 2014
  • topher339
    I still don't understand why people thought that they were changing Link to a girl. That'd be like making Master Chief a girl. It simply wouldn't happen.

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