One of the many pleasant surprises to come from Nintendo’s latest Direct was the reveal of Linkle, a lady with more than a passing resemblance to Link who will be appearing as a playable character in the upcoming <em>Hyrule Warriors Legends</em> for 3DS, though owners of both versions of the game will be able to bring her to Wii U as well. The new character has generally been well received by fans and Nintendo has taken notice, commenting that she might not be limited to the popular franchise’s hack-and-slash spin-off.
“I’m sure we will keep her in mind when thinking about future titles,” said Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma. “It may feel a little different from other titles in the franchise, but she doesn’t feel out of place at all in the world of the Zelda games.”
Considering how introducing new things to popular, long-running franchises can often risk upsetting the fans, it is great to see how many gamers have to taken a shine to Linkle, and how Nintendo has seemed to embrace that love.