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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

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knifefight1205d ago

That sounds kind of awesome.

Xof1204d ago (Edited 1204d 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?"

*sigh*

PopRocks3591205d 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.

KingKelloggTheWH1205d ago

Link doesnt really reincarnate into a girl...he looks the same for a reason..

ChickeyCantor1204d ago (Edited 1204d 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.

GC_Tom1205d 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.

kirbyu1204d ago

They've done 2 rehashes of OoT.

just-joe1205d 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.

madjedi1205d 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.

listenkids1205d 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 :\.

contradictory1205d 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

madjedi1204d 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.

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