I asked Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma about his design rationale for the character in light of the rumors. Or vice versa, if you related to Link as a girl, it was with more of a masculine aspect. I really wanted the designer to encompass more of a gender-neutral figure. But after Twilight Princess I went back to the drawing board and decided Link should be a more gender-neutral character. Hence I created the version of Link that you see in Breath of the Wild.
Is Link a girl? Not in 'Breath of the Wild,' but it might happen eventually
Link is Androgynous; a Female Link Isn't Progress
The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild looks like an amazing game. Leading up to the E3 event, there were many rumors that Link would have a female equivalent. That is, up until a recent interview conducted by Kotaku in which Aonuma stated:. Princess Zelda is obviously female. If we made Link a female we thought that would mess with the balance of the Triforce. As such, the question I quickly stumbled upon while reading this controversy quickly became: " How does one mediate between two sharply opposed sides that refuse to yield even a single step? As logical people we look at both sides as we argue a third path.
The argument against Link being a woman, destroyed with one image
Link [a] is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Nintendo 's video game series The Legend of Zelda. He appears in several incarnations over the course of the games, and also features in other Nintendo media, including merchandising comic books and animated series. He is one of Nintendo's main icons.
Linkle is a playable Warrior in Hyrule Warriors Legends. She wields dual Crossbows as her weapon and uses them alongside quick kicks to attack enemies. Her story is described as a side story separate from the rest of the game's plot.