Aonuma clarifies that it is Link in the Zelda Wii U trailer

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Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma conjured a speculative storm when he suggested that they hadn’t “explicitly” said that it was Link in the Zelda Wii U reveal trailer.

Now, in an effort to clarify matters, he has explained that his response was “made jokingly,” in reference to the fact that what other character could it have been in the trailer – especially considering Link’s continuing legacy throughout the series.

“Actually that comment I made jokingly. 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,” Aonuma clarified to MMGN.

“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.

He continued, “I don’t want people to get hung up on the way Link looks, because ultimately Link represents the player in the game. 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.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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