Aonuma discusses Zelda: A Link Between Worlds antagonist Yuga


Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has shared more information about Yuga, the antagonist making an appearance in A Link Between Worlds who had been revealed in a new trailer shared at New York Comic Con last week.

Sharing inspiration in terms of personality from Skyward Sword’s Ghirahim, this new crazed villain can use magic to turn anyone he desires into paintings.

“The name ‘Yuga’ is derived from the Japanese word for oil paintings because he has the ability to use magic to turn people into paintings,” Aonuma explained in a Q&A shared on Facebook.

“We wanted the character concept to be a crazed artist and so we made him into an unusual character where you can’t quite tell if he is supposed to be male or female. He might be close to Ghirahim from Skyward Sword in terms of having an over inflated self-importance.”

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will release across Europe and North America on November 22nd.

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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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