Miyamoto admits that some fans hate Toon Link
Nintendo’s unveiling of the cartoon incarnation of Link for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has divided opinion of fans for quite some time, and legendary games developer Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted during a recent interview that he knows there are those that hate it.
“As for [Toon] Link, I call the design ‘Cat-eyed Link.’ I’ll admit it took courage to use this more cartoon design, but, in the end, we made this decision at the time due to really wanting to make a typical Nintendo game – an adventure that represents the soul of our society,” Miyamoto explains.
He continues, “As Link is a young boy rather than an adult, he was completely reinvented with a more streamlined look. Besides, it allowed us to create a real distinction between his adventures on home console and portable. Each has its own identity and that is just fine. So yes, I know that there are plenty of people who hate his cartoon version… but there it is!”
Are you a fan of Toon Link, or would you have rather Nintendo stuck to the more “realistic” version of Hyrule’s hero?