Nintendo Announces Female Link

Game News: Nintendo Announces Female Link

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  • BeastlyWill FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Linkella like spanish ella

  • firestar1992 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pandora

    1 year ago

    I really don't think they could have called her "Link" due to the fact that it would get very confusing. She isn't just a character swap, she is an entirely separate character with her own story. Imagine the confusion when they reach a point where both she and Link were present in the same scene. It would take forever to understand which one they were talking about.

    In other news...XENOBLADE! XENOBLADE! XENOBLADE!!

  • justturrible FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    I think "Linkle" is an acceptably cute name for her. People are getting all caught up in "ugh genderswap Link" but if that was true, she'd just be a skin. She's not. I think Nintendo is testing the waters; gauging fan response to the possibility of having a playable Female protagonist.

    Link is Link. It's canon that every Hero is Link, every Princess of the royal line is Zelda, so far. But that...doesn't mean it has to be "girl version of Link" or "boy version of Zelda". Why couldn't there be a Hero that's female? I don't think it says anywhere that the reincarnations have to be gender locked. There could be a heroine of time and a prince of the royal line, couldn't there?

    I think it'd be interesting to see how they'd do it, personally. I'd buy that game just as fast as I would any Legend of Zelda title. People are too narrow minded. Don't judge something until you see how it is, yo! You never know. You might like it.

  • WhyDidDan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    don't know if this has been said here yet but I thought a good name for the female link would be Linksys....


    They did say somewhere in here that she was "sisterly" and let's be honest....it's WAY better than Linkle

    • OniZonda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

      2 years ago

      I think there would be some copyright issues with that name in the states...

  • Reedee20

    2 years ago

    POKEMON

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    2 years ago

    So female Ganon and male Zelda?

  • QuillanJacob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Ok, the female link is STUPID! I don't have anything against a female Zelda protagonist, I don't care if she dresses similar to Link, but at least give her a REAL NAME AND AT THE VERY LEAST A DIFFERENT COLOR! Link is already a character and he has been a male for 20 years, just make a new character! Also the twilight princess remake is awesome, I love that game.

  • Choizoipoi CENSORED

    2 years ago

    I would love the play as a female version of link, and to be honest the name isn't too bad or important. If it's a real issue for someone there's always the prompt in the beginning to change your name. Then again when anyone ever mentions the character "Linkle" it does sound rather silly. Link could easily be a genderless name.

  • peter238

    2 years ago

    Either keep it Link or name her Lind/Lynd.

    To play devil's advocate a bit, I see their rationale for Linkle, it falls in line with established character's names, like Tingle's family shown in Wind Waker. You have to give them credit for sticking very close to a culture exclusively used in LoZ.

  • orangeking98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold dream crusher

    2 years ago

    i would love to see a gender swapped legend of zelda game but only if all of the main characters were swapped not just link

  • JLamp391 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    I guess it was never specified that the hero of time reincarnations have to be male. I can see that working for a cannon story, but really the name should just be Link.

  • what0is0life FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    i would have named her link

    i mean link himself is pretty adrogenous, i'm not sure whay we needed to make a girlier version.

    i like her design but it seems...alost unnessary


  • TheSnowFox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lone Wanderer

    2 years ago

    I thought female link was Zelda! really reaching Nintendo and why Cloud has there been a Final Fantasy game since six on Nintendo?

  • Triarch

    2 years ago

    We now need Zeldale and Ganondorfette. Think of all the possible Smash skins.

  • SirDubbington FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Of The Red Mountains

    2 years ago

    Now I would be okay with a role reversal for Link and Zelda where you play as Zelda and have to save Link from whatever. But a female version of Link named "Linkle"? To me that just sounds really fucking stupid, someone at Nintendo is looking at too much tumblr.

  • ZeroSpark FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Leave the name as Link don't change the way link looks much dude was super androgynous anyway very miner tweeks are all you need

  • godzylla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    i would have used a chipmunk que, and called her linkette.

  • TristanW007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    why didn't they keep the same name as link

  • shamlau FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Legend of Zeldo.

  • Agen7York FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

    2 years ago

    Happy Friday Jon. Congratulations on making it to the weekend.

    • IanMacIntyre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Jon doesn't measure time by weekends he measures time by how many episodes of On The Spot he makes it through.

  • Cole2999 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Linka, Linq, Link, literally anything but Linkle.

  • jmb83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Let's see Fire Emblem, DQVII and DQVIII, Star Fox Zero, and Twilight Princess HD w/ Wolf Link amiibo (that can transfer save data to the new Zelda when it comes out). Well, I'm about to be broke, better start saving now.

    Also, I'd gone with Aryll, name of Link's sister in Wind Waker. Kind of works with Toon Link and Tetra being on it as well.

  • stigalet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    i would of named her link, like a normal person would have.

  • ExpressSabre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Linkah might of been a better name for a female link

  • Risvaag FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Nice, one day we might even get a female Zelda!

    (on a more serious note though just call her Link, it's not gender spesific!)