Zelda is back with a new character

Zelda is back with a new character

This photo provided by Nintendo shows the cover art for the video game, " The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds," from Nintendo. (AP Photo/Nintendo)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds,” from Nintendo. (AP Photo/Nintendo)

By Bailee Brown
eSomethin Staff

The Zelda franchise is back, and with a new character named Linkle.

It’s a girl!

She will be a new character to the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors Legends, which is said to be released on March 25, 2016, according of IGN Entertainment, a popular gaming review source.

This gender-bent version of Link has a couple things differentiating her from Link. For starters she wields dual crossbows as opposed to Link’s trademark sword and shield. Linkle’s primary move will be a spinning kick attack, in contrast to Link’s spinning sword attack according to GameStop.

Rumors are circulating that Linkle herself may have her own game, but this has yet to be confirmed. Local GameStop employee said that maybe if Linkle, who is currently in the spotlight for the Zelda series, was in a huge new game more people would be excited if it wasn’t Hyrule Warriors and on the Wii U. But since it’s just a remake of a game already existing, not many people are really interested.

“I am excited to see a more diverse cast of characters including Linkle,” sophomore Matt Isley said. “It’ll be a nice change of pace from always playing as Link. But we’ll just have to wait and see if she’s everything everyone hopes she is.”

The Legend of Zelda series has been around since 1987 with the release of the first game titled, The Legend of Zelda.

Since then Nintendo has released quite a few games in the franchise that have sold over 67.93 million copies by 2011 alone. Spin-off games have even been created as well as an animated series.

These adventure games center around young protagonist Link in his quest to save the land of Hyrule as well as Princess Zelda. With the ultimate goal being to eventually vanquish evil. This linear story driven game that I have personally played all my life has been fun from the start and I am sure it will continue to be for the rest of my life. Even after the passing of Satoru Iwata, former CEO of Nintendo, the game series will still continue and he will be dearly missed.

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