Despite her emotional breakdown, Zelda will be a much more complicated character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Meanwhile, will the mainline series ever include a female Link?
A Different Type of Princess in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
During the newest trailer, the princess of Hyrule broke down in tears after expressing that she seemingly failed to protect her kingdom. This poignant scene revealed a bit about her personality but it seems like there is more to the character than what the clip revealed.
Producer Eiji Aonuma discussed the iconic princess and her personality in the upcoming Zelda game, as per VG247. He claimed that everyone has their own ideas and expectations when it comes to each new rendition of Zelda. This time, she is a very "complex and multifaceted" woman in the game.
He urged fans not to look too much into her emotional scene as it is just one point in the plot. Aonuma even joked that the princess will not be crying all the time throughout the story. He wants fans to play the game and experience Zelda for who she is "in all her aspects."
The Possibility of a Female Hero
While the series is bringing in a seemingly more robust princess, will Nintendo ever introduce a female protagonist? Game Rant reports an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto wherein he claimed that the current Link will always be the hero. Because of this, he has no current plans of changing the game's existing formula as it would ultimately alter the series.
Luckily, spin-off titles like Hyrule Warriors give players the option to try out different characters. Similarly, this specific game also introduces a female hero named Linkle who shares many similarities with the mute hero.
Despite the lack of a female "Hero of Time," fans can still look forward to the upcoming depiction of Zelda. Fans can purchase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Mar. 3, 2017.