Aonuma on Zelda Wii U trailer: “No one explicitly said that that was Link”


Today’s Nintendo Digital Event sent ripples through the company’s fan base when Eiji Aonuma took a moment to introduce the direction being taken for Zelda Wii U.

We drooled at the sumptuous art direction, celebrated that it was breaking conventions to become more open-world, but precisely who was the young hero that we saw in the trailer. Was it Link?

Apparently, it may not be. Queried by VentureBeat, Aonuma responded: “No one explicitly said that that was Link” followed by a smile and laugh. Connections to Link’s opening blue garb in The Wind Waker were also met with a smile, but the Zelda series producer wouldn’t be pushed for more information.

That leaves us to speculate once again until Nintendo tell us more. What do you think?

Alex Seedhouse
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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