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Zelda Series Producer: “No One Said That Was Link in the New Trailer”

Legend of Zelda 2015

That was Link in Nintendo’s E3 2014 trailer for The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, right?

VentureBeat reports that The Legend of Zelda series producer, Eiji Aonuma, dropped a statement that left the world questioning the identity of the star of that gorgeous trailer for The Legend of Zelda’s Wii U debut.

From the moment we saw him in the trailer, we noticed that Link wasn’t wearing his iconic green tunic or long, flowing cap. On top of this, he appeared to be wearing an outfit similar to his starting clothes in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. We must mention that the graphics of the trailer used cel-shading techniques similar to those featured in Wind Waker, but much more elaborate and detailed.

“No one explicitly said that that was Link,” Aonuma told VentureBeat when asked about Link’s strange appearance.

Aonuma mentioned his team was looking for ways to shake up The Legend of Zelda’s conventions in order to make way for change while staying true to the franchise. An example of this would be The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between World’s freedom to let you tackle the dungeons of the game in any order you like, which draws inspiration from the first title of the series. It has been said that the borderless, open-world aspect of this new Wii U Zelda is inspired by the original NES classic as well.

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