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NEWS: Hyrule Warriors Legends 3DS Reveals Female Link, March 25 Date, Limited Europe Edition


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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:50 pm Reply with quote
I don't understand why she can't just be called Link. Link isn't exactly a gendered name, it's just a name the devs made up.
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Videogamep



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:32 pm Reply with quote
Rule 63 in action.
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Cetais



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:11 pm Reply with quote
Arale Kurashiki wrote:
I don't understand why she can't just be called Link. Link isn't exactly a gendered name, it's just a name the devs made up.

... Maybe because she actually isn't Link? There's already "Link" in the game, so they at least need a new name for her, because most people would be mixing the two of them.

There's the need to have a difference between them, since Linkle isn't only a "genderbent" version of Link, her play style is different.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:35 pm Reply with quote
Cetais wrote:
Arale Kurashiki wrote:
I don't understand why she can't just be called Link. Link isn't exactly a gendered name, it's just a name the devs made up.

... Maybe because she actually isn't Link? There's already "Link" in the game, so they at least need a new name for her, because most people would be mixing the two of them.

There's the need to have a difference between them, since Linkle isn't only a "genderbent" version of Link, her play style is different.

Well, yeah, in terms of Hyrule Warriors, I guess that makes sense.
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MrTerrorist



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:40 pm Reply with quote
Hooray! She's canon!
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FireballDragon



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:09 pm Reply with quote
This is what happens when you mistake Link for Zelda too many times, people. Tsk tsk tsk...
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Dessa



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:14 pm Reply with quote
It's of note that when she was being originally developed, according to the artbook, she was designed as Link's little sister. She is her own character, she is not "female Link."
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Herald Of JOJO



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:17 pm Reply with quote
I just saw the hood first and thought, "Hey, that looks like that girl from Dragon's Crown". Apparently, I'm super wrong. Damn, does she look awesome.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:37 pm Reply with quote
Dessa wrote:
It's of note that when she was being originally developed, according to the artbook, she was designed as Link's little sister. She is her own character, she is not "female Link."


first time I read that even though those pages have been in the internet for months.
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:50 pm Reply with quote
All I really hope is that there's a way to get a lot of these exclusive 3DS stuff of Hyrule Warriors onto the Wii U without having to get the 3DS game itself like a DLC pack of some sort.
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switchgear1131



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:47 pm Reply with quote
They should have named her Chain.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:39 am Reply with quote
switchgear1131 wrote:
They should have named her Chain.

Ok this would be pretty awesome haha.

I hope that this character is popular enough to warrant Nintendo offering up female options for Links in the main games. If the models are mostly similar then animations wouldn't have to be redone or anything, so it would be really easy to implement.
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meruru



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:09 am Reply with quote
... Isn't Link already female? ;D
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pikopika



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:08 am Reply with quote
MrTerrorist wrote:
Hooray! She's canon!

She was already canon from the artbook. =D
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NearEasternerJ1



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:30 am Reply with quote
MrTerrorist wrote:
Hooray! She's canon!


No she's not. Only pure Zelda games are canon.
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