Aonuma talks all about Zelda – female hero, voice acting, and future of Zelda - Kotaku

"Last week at E3, I got to chat with the fine folks behind the next two Zelda games: the action spinoff Hyrule Warriors and the recently-announced open-world Zelda that will be out next year. Both games are on Wii U.

We talked about what Hyrule Warriors will do, what "Zelda" actually means, and whether a Zelda game will ever star a lady, among many other things. I couldn't resist slipping in a question about Majora's Mask, too. And of course we talked about what next year's Zelda will bring." - Kotaku

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lilbroRx1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Ugh, please give Zelda back to Miyamoto. All this pandering to fanboys and whiners is turning Zelda into crap.

It would make more sense to just make a new game for all of the stuff people are crying about than ruining something that is well received and liked.

People whined for nonliner dungeons. What is resulted in was short dungeons with shallow puzzles. People whined about "realistic graphics". What it resulted in is a game that looked dated and uninteresting in a short amount of time. People complained about wanting a timeline. What it resulted in was all Zelda games being shoehorned together under a ridiculous tree branch of endless reincarnation and a never ending battle of damnation.

No more. I don't want to see one of my favorite game series killed like this.

Gezmoyassine1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

They should allow gender creation in The legend of Zelda like that everyone will be pleased and stop making such a big deal out of this issue.For instance If you create a female character in the game your playing then you'll see her as a female in your game and vice versa if you create a male character then he will be a male in your game.PROBLEM SOLVED.If games were lacking female protagonists i would understand but the fact is they aren't lacking...So stop it with this ISSUE already.

lilbroRx1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

And all it would require is either the development cost and time be tripled to account for all of the variations, or the plot and lore be completely diminished to prevent the difference form bumping heads in it effectively creating new, more detracting problems thus solving nothing.

Gezmoyassine1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Then tell me,what is the solution to this whole issue? Next thing you hear is people want to change Nintendo to Nintenda LOL

They could just make a game called The legend of Link and have Zelda as the main character.

LazyGoron1643d ago


What's the answer to make all parties happy? There isn't one. I think the quote from the interview that explains it best is the one where they laugh when someone asks "who Link is"... they laugh and say "I'm sorry but when I say Link, I just mean a protagonist" (these aren't literal quotes, just paraphrasing)

Link is nothing more than the protagonist. Yes the gender has been male forever, but "Link" has always been/meant the connection between the game and the player. I think Pokemon is the best solution, not character creation.

In Pokemon if you're gender is a male or female, there's only the "male" way to look and the "female" way to look. For Link, it could just be either a light brown haired teen boy that has a "shag" look. Or a light brown haired teen girl with long curly hair. The only changes to the story would be either dealing with "Prince or Princess" Zelda. Her character being changed only physically as well, blonde boy vs blonde girl.

Then the gender issue is moot.

Tiqila1643d ago

"...I feel like making those logical choices and taking information that you received previously and making decisions based on that can also be a sort of puzzle-solving. So I wanna kinda rethink or maybe reconstruct the idea of puzzle-solving within the Zelda universe."
- Aonuma

sounds very interesting imo

Edsword1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

I wonder how many women even care about this argument? I think it's just a bunch of men and boys sitting around speculating, when the reality is women just don't care about these games that much. How many more women play Metroid, because it's a woman character? There are not a lot of women that are hardcore gamers. They play Mario Kart and Harvest Moon, if your lucky enough to get them away from candy crush.

alpha_joe1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Instead of making link a girl, I would much rather get the option of playing as Zelda/Sheik.

But just assuming that Link IS turned into a girl,then Zelda must be turned into a guy : )

Prince Zelda; regal heir to the throne by day Ninja assassin by night.

Girl Link; kind of a tomboy, beating her male neighbors at sword fighting, jumping down waterfalls (courage tests).

renerak1643d ago

Hmm.. disagrees, ur points are good but ur wordings were slightly cryptic so i take some did not follow what u said.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1642d ago

Sheik only exists in OoT. Just because it's Zelda doesn't mean Sheik can be in it.

alpha_joe1642d ago

I know what you mean, but according to Nintendo every Zelda game is connected e.g. Zelda Timeline.

So maybe not the Sheik we saw in OoT, but A Sheik in the far future or past depends on where Nintendo decide to place this Zelda in the Timeline.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1642d ago

Only if the Sheikah Tribe still exists. Which it doesn't after OoT timelime splits.

alpha_joe1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

After reading your last comment I decided to look it up, and I found a few clues that lead me to believe that Sheikah Tribe still exists.

"Dark-skinned, red-eyed and wrapped in mystery, Impa became Zelda’s eternal companion, her protector across lifetimes, and the very first member of the line of the Sheikah, the tribe that would always protect the Royal Family of Hyrule from the shadows."

"The name Impa has been carried down generations of Sheikah, from her first chronological appearance in Skyward Sword to the most recognizable one in Ocarina of Time, and even in Twilight Princess where the legacy of the unnamed tribe is left in the hands of an old woman named Impaz."

If it wasn't for your comment I wouldn't have found this, thanks :)

After reading this I think THIS is the way Nintendo could address the female Lead in Zelda↓↓↓

"In all incarnations, we see this woman as a powerful and capable leader, willing to do whatever it takes to defend Zelda and Hyrule. Time after time, the remains of the tribe are left on the hands of a woman. In fact, every member of the powerful Sheikah tribe players meet during the entire series is a woman. What befell the male members of the tribe is unknown, but it is known that the Sheikah are not like the all-female Gerudo. What is certain is that it is always a female, an Impa, that’s in charge."

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