Hey, guys… that was totally Link in the trailer for the new Zelda game at E3.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma finally put the rumors rumors to rest as to whether or not the character shown in the new Zelda Wii U trailer is actually Princess Zelda or Link.
"It’s a rumour," Aonuma said with a chuckle when I asked him about the speculation buzzing around online.
"Actually that comment I made jokingly," he said. "It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way.
"It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that [was humour]. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement."
However, he doesn’t want players to focus too much on Link’s appearance in the trailer.
"I don’t want people to get hung up on the way Link looks because ultimately Link represents the player in the game," he said.
"I don’t want to define him so much that it becomes limiting to the players. I want players to focus on other parts of the trailer and not specifically on the character because the character Link represents, again, the player."
Link or Zelda, all that matters is that this game looks gorgeous and it’s coming out and we should all be excited/thankful.
Here’s a cool little t-shirt design by artist Robert Retiano featuring classic characters that have survived the 8-bit era of gaming as Marvel’s Avengers. There’s Donkey Kong as the Incredible Hulk, Link as Captain America, Mega Man as Iron Man, and Mario as Thor.
What oldschool video game characters would be Black Widow and Hawkeye?
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Impressions
Just picked up my copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds the other day and I’ve been managing time between crazy holiday hours at my day job and sleep to play this title. Not much time to write a full review, and I’m not too sure if I will since everyone else in the gaming world already has, but here are my impressions of the title.
Zelda Stained Glass Wall Decals
Blik Surface Graphics now has a collection of eight stained glass removable wall decals. Each decal tells a story and features Link with a different iconic item from the Wind Waker game. Get them here for $37 each.
Custom Steampunk Link Action Figure
From the artist:
I wanted to make a futuristic Link, but still keep some of the classic things that we all know about him. I also wanted to have a fun way for him to carry all of his inventory. Can you count how many items are on there? I count 55, but I may be one or two off. For “Epona”, I used a Wreck it Ralph Hero’s Duty figure. The Link is a figure that I got off of eBay, and the accessories were parts from my parts bin and some things I ordered. This wasn’t a long build, but it was parts intensive, so ended up being a bit more expensive than I wanted. This figures stands about 6 inches tall.
Check it: More custom toy posts from Albotas
Buy: Hyrule Historia
Link swashbuckles like a boss while a mini 8-bit Mario gets his jump on in this Nintendo inspired graffiti mural by all the way from France.
Zelda Rupees Re-imagined as Paper Banknotes
Here’s a clever series of paper banknotes that were created to represent Hyrulian currency from the Legend of Zelda series. The rupee bills were imagined by Deviant Artist g33k1nd159153 (really dude?) and show each value in writing, as well as color, true to to the series.
Check it: More Zelda on Albotas
Buy it: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
Cute Legend of Zelda and Adventure Time Crochet Dolls
Also, I absolutely love Link’s face. It is quite adorable and brings him into the Adventure Time universe. I’d love to see a crossover episode.
Check It: Exclusive Sneak Peak of the New Adventure Time Season
Buy It: Knits for Nerds
New Hyrule Historia Cover Is Pure Class
Hey, listen! The book detailing the history of The Legend of Zelda just got a new and improved cover. I was able to flip through the Japanese version, and while I wasn’t super impressed, I’ll definitely be picking up the English version. The book more heavily covered the recent games and only had a few pages dedicated to the pre-N64 titles. I’d love to play a magic ocarina to travel back to 1985 and ‘86 while the original game was being developed, but since that’s probably not going to happen, I’ll settle for the few pages of insight this book provides.
Source: Tiny Cartridge