Submitted by knifefight 911d ago | news

Zelda As Main Character, Saving Link? Comic Author Makes Pitch For New Legend of Zelda

"Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.

This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap." -Aaron Diaz (3DS, The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

knifefight  +   911d ago
That sounds kind of awesome.
Xof  +   910d ago
It will never happen, because most gamers are absolutely petrified of female characters, fearing their personality will revolve around tampons or somesuch nonsense.

Yes, even silent protagonists.

I can't count the number of times I've seen people post comments like, "How am I supposed to relate to something with boobs?"

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PopRocks359  +   911d ago
And hello potential! I'm pretty sure I've mentioned my interest in playing as a girl in a Zelda game (technically a female Link) but this is neat too.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   911d ago
Link doesnt really reincarnate into a girl...he looks the same for a reason..
ChickeyCantor  +   910d ago
He looks the same for familiarity.
Link doesn't need to reincarnate into a girl.

It's the power passed down onto the entity. But yeah it needs some pretty good excuses though.
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GC_Tom  +   911d ago
I like it for the same reason that I love Windwaker. Because it would be a LoZ that would be different for once. And we definitely need more of those, instead of just rehashes of OoT.
kirbyu  +   910d ago
They've done 2 rehashes of OoT.
just-joe  +   911d ago
I think the only thing that irks me is that they were "inspired" by Anita Sarkeesian, a person who cherry picked various facts to suit her theories.
madjedi  +   911d ago
Funny i think they should have switched places yrs ago(ie zelda the main character), you have seen alot more strong female characters in gaming lately.

As a good of breath of fresh for the franchise as it could be, i don't know if nintendo would be brave enough to take the chance and risk it not selling.

Although if it's just a zelda game in every way but the hero is a female, it's still a zelda game. The tech demo art style/visuals were very appealing.

Funny i guess all the disagrees are from people who don't want to see zelda in her own game.
listenkids  +   911d ago
Just out of curiosity, who are these strong female characters? I know you can't mean Lara, Samus or the likes due to "gaming lately". I can't think
of many, if any :\.
contradictory  +   910d ago
"can't mean due to "gaming lately" "
new tomb raider game literally released last month....

also i still agree with you i can't think of that many in recent history
madjedi  +   910d ago
elena or chloe, nariko, kai. Look at many of the females in the mgs series(not exactly lately).

To me those are fairly strong female characters, still a minority grant you vs male characters.

That might not meet the standards of someone crusading for the feminist frequency/similar agenda driven sites ect.

But as a simple gamer, it works for me.

I though from all the positive word of mouth tomb raider was getting they tried to make her feel like a real person vs the ps1 barbie doll lara.

I guess it depends on how critically you view the subjective word strong, maybe positive or non cliché helpless females would be a better choice.

I thought it was nice that gears finally had female gears characters.

I would say lately would cover 2 or 3 yrs, a specific time frame would have better, so that was my fault.
ALICE666  +   911d ago
I would love to see Zelda as the main hero..er heroine for once. Really tired of the same story of saving her etc. But I really dont like them designs of her on that site. Just looks like Link with a different skin. I think she would look fine and lovely in her dress as she is. :3

Maybe even have Co-op Zelda and Link together... heaps of possibilities.. or leave Link out of the game for once..
Jyndal  +   911d ago
*thumbs up*
wantonGamer  +   911d ago
That way at least the title makes sense for once.
whamlollypop7  +   911d ago
This would bitterly divide the nintendo fanboys.
Greyslash  +   911d ago
People don't realize they've done this before in Zelda's Adventure.
I mean yeah the game was bad but it's not a new idea.
RockmanII7  +   911d ago
meh, I'm ok with a protagonist Zelda but Prince Link? I think it would be better if Link was like a mentor or something and is killed by Ganon. It would give Zelda the motivation to track down Ganon and stop whatever his evil plan is. In fact, why Zelda? How about you make the game about Link's daughter, which I guess could be named Zelda.
TenkoTAiLS  +   911d ago
My question would be, would the game then be called The Legend of Link?
contradictory  +   910d ago
this would be cool
Nintendo please do this
i'd make for a interesting game

also i know it's not a new idea
but frankly i don't count CDi Zelda games as
LoZ games since they weren't made by nintendo
and plainly they just sucked
r21  +   910d ago
This would finally be a true Legend of Zelda title and when i mean true, i mean actually bout Zelda and her adventures. I'd be down with this game.
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Jadedz  +   910d ago
How about a co-op title?
One person on the gamepad, the other player gets the tv set. Both players go off on their own adventures, while teaming up when necessary to rid the land of evil forces.

Good pitch :P?
TruthbeTold  +   910d ago
I'm all for playing as Zelda. But not at the expense of not being able to play as Link. Options are what people want. Not alienating change.
InTheLab  +   910d ago
So for the last 20 or so years, what were your options?

Edit: didn't mean to make that sound snarky...
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TruthbeTold  +   910d ago
I will reply by clarifying.

I do not want them to change the format of the game to that extent unless there is the option to continue to play as before.
kesvalk  +   910d ago
i would love to play as zelda in a zelda game BUT...

why she needs to be a gender bent link and why link needs to be a prince???

i mean, she can't even use the master sword...
it need another type of gameplay and story.

a stealth game with sheikah zelda with link as a support character would be awesome.
o-Sunny-o  +   910d ago
I thought Link was Zelda!!!/s
Thy old days mostly everyone thought that.
InTheLab  +   910d ago
I'd buy this and a WiiU to play it on. I know most Zelda games are usually unique in the way they look and play, but it's still Link doing what he does. After all of these years, playing as Zelda AND the gameplay and abilities listed here would be a welcome addition to the franchise.
zeldafreak404  +   910d ago
playing as Sheik and/or Zeldal that's awesome
kirbyu  +   910d ago
So would it be called The Legend of Link?
arbitor365  +   910d ago
they would definitely have to include the classic line

Boss: you..... killed meee!!!
zelda: good
kirbyu  +   910d ago
Is that from one of the CD-i games?
arbitor365  +   910d ago
Root  +   910d ago
It's a good idea but he didn't invent this oncept....this idea about Link being the Prince of Hyrule and Zelda being the perosn who saves him has been floating around for a while now.
Relientk77  +   910d ago
Pretty awesome

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