Nintendo will release The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild on March 3. This is the same date when the Nintendo Switch will be released. It will also be available in the Wii U. Developers will continue creating a continuation or a new sequel to the game. And, Producer Eiji Aonuma said that there is a possibility of new The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild characters that will feature a female lead.
A Female Link?
In an interview by Game Spot with creator Shigeru Miyamoto during E3 2016, it was reported that Link would never be a female character because he is a tried, tested and beloved existing male character. Thus, The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild characters will always include him as the main protagonist of the game. But, it seems like after seven months from this interview, the game’s creators and producers have changed their minds.
A Female Protagonist
Producer and director Eiji Aonuma, in an interview with Waypoint, has confirmed that there is now a possibility that Nintendo will create a female playable character among The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild characters. He said that if Nintendo will be taking the game in a new direction, a new character will definitely exist soon. He cited some examples. “…Perhaps with Link as someone different, or with a new protagonist altogether who’s radically different from what we’ve seen before…,” he said.
Aonuma also said that it was back in E3 2014 when he could not confirm if Link would become female. “There wasn’t much serious meaning behind it,” he mentioned. “…But I said something along the lines of, ‘Well, I’ve not said that Link is necessarily a male,’ and that got picked up on, and became a bit of a talking point,” he added.
Amidst the wonders, Aonuma reminded fans that there are female characters in the Zelda series. This particularly refers to the hack-and-slash action game Hyrule Warriors. This includes “Princess Zelda herself as a playable character, and a real assortment of playable characters including numerous female ones”. This consists of Cia, Impa, and more.