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Aonuma Excited By Zelda Reaction, Confirms Link Is In Footage, Customization Teased

Aonuma has revealed how excited he is by fan reaction for The Legend of Zelda Wii U. He also also confirmed that the character in the footage is in fact Link, but has teased character customization.

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XiSasukeUchiha745d ago

Damn then that customized is a little too broad don't you think?

cleft5745d ago

Okay so if that is Link, maybe you can pick to be a male or female Link. That would be a cool option. I still think that this Link is female, I am sure they will confirm one way or the other eventually.

randomass171745d ago

I would love to be able to do that. FemLink would be so cute. :)

The 10th Rider745d ago

Okay, what's the point of allowing you to choose between female Link and male Link if they both look rather ambiguous anyway?

I mean, she wouldn't have to be sexualized, but she should at least LOOK noticeably female. The Link in the trailer arguably doesn't look much more feminine than some pictures of Skyward Sword Link or Hyrule Warriors Link.

randomass171745d ago

I think that's the cool thing though. If Link represents the player, why not let the player toggle Link's gender to further represent the male and female gamers' preference, particularly if they can work it well into the experience? I generally like playing as girls in action games, so this is right up my alley!

The 10th Rider744d ago (Edited 744d ago )

I was just pointing out that this Link obviously isn't female. I mean, like I said, there's not much point in him being female if he looks just like male Link in the first place.

Also, saying you should be able to choose Link's gender is attaching an importance to Link's gender. If you there's value in making him female isn't there value in him being male in the first place? Value that would be taken out of the story if the option was added in? I mean, playable Zelda would be fine, a new playable character (who actually looks female, lol) would be awesome as well (Link's twin sister?) But for the story's sake please keep characters' genders fixed.

On another note, I don't think he represents the player so much as gives them a 'Link' into the world. If someone NEEDS a certain gender of character to feel connected to the world, that's their own loss.

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R00bot745d ago

Customisation? Oh lawd I need dis. This looks like heaven distilled into video game form.

Ac7iVe745d ago

This game will be epic ! Can't wait

gedden7745d ago

Ya see what nintendo does with just a little bit of horsepower.. The will be game of the Year when released hands down!

oSHINSAo745d ago

im sure gonna get a wii u when smash comes out... hope they still giving away games...

Eamon745d ago

Before the only customizable thing about Link was his name.

Interesting.

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