There has been much speculation around the internet this week regarding Link’s real identity, due to the comment that series producer, Eiji Aunoma has told Venture Beat. A comment that implied the character shown in the reveal trailer may not have been Link.
However, during an interview with MMGN, Aunoma has confirmed that the character shown wearing a blue tunic and wielding a bow is indeed Link.
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.
Aunoma has also ruled out the possibility of Link being a female character.
“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].”
It is now apparent that his original words have been taken completely out of context. He believes that when creating a trailer for a Legend of Zelda game, “you have to show Link.”
Legend of Zelda Wii U is a brand new exclusive title from Nintendo and is set for release within 2015.