First of all, small spoiler alert. We're not even sure it's a spoiler, but it's a sensitive topic for some so we're calling it one anyway. If you go further than this it's on you...
The moment we had our very first glimpse of the next iteration of the Zelda series way back in 2014, something didn't seem quite the norm. We saw a ponytail-rocking Link, but even despite the rad change of hairstyle it was something else that caught the wonders of many. Link was wearing a bright blue garment - colours not accustomed to the legendary hero; it left some (including this writer) speculating if Link would get to wear his traditional green garb in Breath of the Wild.
For a while, Nintendo danced around the topic. Last year Shigeru Miyamoto said the following, but didn't actually confirm whether the green tunic would make an appearance in the game:
I don't know, but there are just a lot of clothes in this game. So maybe if we had green clothes people would want to wear it all the time. And yeah, with the variety of clothes you get, that this game offers, you can really customise your character. And I can't really divulge too much more than this."
In addition, when series producer Eiji Aonuma was asked about where the green tunic had gone, he replied:
I don't know… I wonder.
However, in the midst of an array of Q&A videos with Nintendo France, Aonuma-san has confirmed that the legendary green tunic will be available in the game - though we still don't know how to obtain it/what purpose it will serve. Translating the French subtitles from Nintendo France's video on its Twitter account, we yield the following:
"Bien entendu il y a beaucoup de vêtements disponibles pour le héros, et il sera possible d'avoir la tunique verte que tout le monde connaît."
"Naturally there are many items of clothing available for our hero, and it will indeed be possible to wear the green tunic that everyone knows."
We had a bit of fun digging up a mock-up, though this isn't official art (obviously).
So there you have it - a form of the famous tunic will be there, at least. Do you think the green tunic will play a role in the overall narrative of the game, or do you think it will solely serve an aesthetic purpose or suit a particular environment? Let us know your thoughts in the usual place.
Hmmm...I'll speculate it's a late game collectible and helps you get the best ending.
I'm pretty sure it will be unlockable at some point of the story, just like in previous entries.
I always assumed it was a piece of late-game clothing. Something you get as part of the narrative.
This game will suck and not be worth playing if you can't find the Minish Cap somewhere.
Pretty much what I expected. Off topic question but I was thinking of getting a power bank for the switch, does it have to be USB c type or could I just get a cable that goes a to c?. Any recommendations??
That's a pretty A+ mock-up, tbf. Good job, mystery NL artist
Windwaker, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword all had the tunic given to Link after completing the beginning part of the story. A lot of the gameplay shown of BOTW seems to be right after he leaves the cave, so we likely will see his green tunic later after a large quest in the story.
The green has to be in the game. The hero is always dressed in Green.
I would enjoy seeing LoZ amiibo give link different costumes, in addition to the various confirmed bonus features.
They won't tell us what the amiibo do in game, or if the touchscreen on the Gamepad will do anything at all, but this they tell us.
Glad to see they have their priorities in order.
I'm guessing it's part of that $20 expansion pack they announced recently. That would make the most sense.
It will be part of the Season 2 DLC pack called "Season 2 DLC" and cost $20 (American) plus require you to own both the Wolf Link Amiibo and The Switch release of everyone's favorite "Skyward Sword" available December 2018!
@rushiosan yep, hopefully
I like the thought of being able to customize. There are lots of weapons, so why not have different types of clothes? That way "purists" can still have green link with the extended beanie. And those that prefer variety can wear something else.
Even better if the clothing bestows stat/play bonuses. And if it helps make the green powerful in an end game situation.
@DiscoGentleman I'm not really sure how you can label this article as "clickbait". Not only does it concern quite a key piece of knowledge to any Zelda fan that we've finally gotten an answer to, but it's prefaced with a "don't click for a small spoiler" tagline. I understand though, it's an easy bandwagon to jump on ^_^
@Grawlog I recall that, but I was pretty sure that was the previously announced Zelda related amiibo for the anniversary or TP HD, not the 5 new ones for this game. I'll go look it up and get back to you on it, I remember the raining fish treasures chests quite clearly as well.
I figured it would probably be in the game. Probably give a hefty stat bonus seeing as it IS the hero's clothing. I wonder if you can play the game with no clothing (so no stat bonuses), would probably be entertaining to watch to say the least. Might be more Dark Souls-ish since you'd have to rely on dodging at that point (which should be fine with the smaller hit boxes now).
@DiscoGentleman Happy Birthday! I baked you a cake but then I got hungry unfortunately...
I guess you obtain the green tunic from a treasure chest somewhere the same as every other garb.
@Grawlog Found the article I think we both remembered back in December.
Doesn't look like there was any mention of the 5 BotW amiibo. There was only 3 back then, Zelda and Bokoblin were only revealed more recently. If you are thinking of another article discussing the new amiibo I can't find it. Their reveal article in January had no mention of what any of them do in game.
I have wondered, in my typical jaded fashion, if some of things in the expansion pass like hard mode and the bonus chests were supposed to be unlocked by the amiibo but they decided to make us pay for them instead, hence the delay in telling us what they do, they are trying to figure out how much additional money they can get out of us first.
@DiscoGentleman Happy birthday Disco.
Glad to hear this. A Zelda game would simply feel off without those classic green clothes.
@rjejr Nintendo doesn't announce Amiibo Functions.
Fans: ZOMG, I NEED AMIIBO, I'll wait at Toys R Us at -23 degrees, on a Tuesday at 2:00AM!!!!
Nintendo doesn't announce touch screen functions.
Fans: I wonder if you can use the touch screen, I bet it doesn't have a touch screen, I be it's really just a tablet, who cares Zeldadayonewithallmyamiibos!!!
Nintendo doesn't announce green Tunic:
Fans: Nintendo can't ever get it right wtfnintendowhatiswrongwithyou, is it too much to ask to have the green tunic that is been in liek EVERYZELDAGAMEVER Boycott, no censoring, I"M GETTING a PS4, unnamed twice cancelled fan made zelda clone is better anyway!!"
I'd say they have their priorities right in line
Was there any doubt? Full metal armor but no snotty tunic and cap? C'mon...lol
@rjejr But the Amiibo ARE DLC. Or are supposed to be. They have to do something. Right? Riight??
The ladies at Treehouse back at E3 seemed REALLY excited about the idea of shirtless Link. So your answer is yes.
@DiscoGentleman I was cringing this morning when I saw a BuzzFeed format headline. Once you circle the BuzzFeed drain, there's really no redemption.
And happy birthday!
I think the green tunic will serve some kind of meaningful purpose to the story - not just for nostalgia. Whatever that purpose is, I hope it's not just for added stealth like that one outfit that I never use in ACIV.
@NEStalgia Maybe the amiibos will summon respective partners? That's what the wolf link amiibo does after all.
Would be kind of amusing seeing a Bokoblin following me around, though it might get a little confusing in combat haha...
@Ernest_The_Crab Forget the Bokoblin partner. Guardian partner FTW!
I just wish Link was still left handed.
@NEStalgia That would be a real light show that's for sure.
Great choice by Nintendo, as it would have clashed horribly with the surroundings
I made sure not to read the article BUT THERE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE LINK IN A GREEN OUTFIT UNDER HIS BLUE SHIRT IN THE THUMBNAIL
Cool I guess, but I'm still not going to wear it in any of my builds when I play the game.
Well to be honest I'm more against right-handed Link than a Link shrouded in blue.
Of course I like the fact there's still the classic green tunic (as I had expected), but it makes sense to have him wear multiple outfits due to the direction this entry has taken.
However, I see no reason whatsoever to make him right-handed. I mean, I'm ok with SS doing it, it had its reasons, but why do away with such a staple of the character?
Most likely a hidden reward somewhere, like the Hylian Shield (however you spelled it, lol) in Skyward Sword. That's my guess.
I like the blue better, so I don't care if green is in or not
The green outfit is in the game, but it's sized for child Link and you can't wear it.
I'd assume either near the end of the game you get the green tunic, or potentially with the DLC arriving near the end of the year featuring a "new story"
@clvr Because he needs to use the Gamepa...errr..Sheika Slate.
Just be glad he doesn't wield a neon red sword with a strap and an IR camera
Lol, I assumed as much. Like Link, Zelda, Ganon, Hyrule, and the Master Sword, the green tunic is a Zelda staple. I like the way it's been tweaked from just a regular standard garb to having a more substantial meaning as a means for identifying the chosen hero.
I look forward to finding it in the Breath of the Wild.
Happy Birthday! Be as grumpy as you want, no one can get mad at you today XD
Anyway, I think we'll get the tunic pretty late in the game, and it will be relate to story progression. Like"you're a true hero now, so you can use this"
fingers in ears not listening NOT LISTENING!
I realize it's probably not a big deal, but it's less than two weeks away and I'm all preordered up. Can't think of a reason to read one more piece of info or look at one more screenshot or video. All it would do is detract now. (DLC was an exception, of course)
For everyone who is wondering what the Amiibos will do, it has already been confirmed that they will give moderately strong weapons, Amiibo of Zelda will give a shield, Bokoblin's a club and so on. I think as the weapons now can break, each amiibo must give a weapon per day.
I would hope it's a New Game+ option that offers the best defence and immunity from the elements to help with speed runs. Ditto the Hylian Shield. One assumes the Master Sword is already in there.
Side note: I don't mind the secrecy. I like being surprised and finding things out for myself.
I prefer Blue outfits + No hats rather than Green Tunic outfits. Kinda interested to see Link in Blue outfits even I am not a Zelda fan actually...
its good that link is separating from the peter pan image...xD
@NEStalgia Well ok yeah, if you are going to put it that way guess we can't have potential Switch owners buying a PS4 b/c of the lack of a green tunic now can we.
Was looking at the amiibo display in Toys R Us today, wolf Link is still impressive, and so nice to see unbundled finally. Not as nice as the Switch display. No Switch, but the kiosk itself was very modern and drew you in.
Freedom to have fun. Wherever. Whenever.
On the Nintendo amiibo website it says that only the Wolf Link amiibo has functionality in BotW.
I will still buy it. But seeing Link without the traditional green tunic until New Game+ will take some getting used to.
@DiscoGentleman there is nothing clickbait in this topic
Based on the way they're talking about it, I think the green tunic may actually be important to the story. Like, maybe the green tunic from the legendary hero of time is on display and Link needs to do something to earn it, like the master sword in other games. Or they could just be acting vague for the sake of driving everyone crazy.
I might be biased because blue is my favorite color, but this Link looks better in the blue outfit (the mockup is still amazing though). The tunic itself will probably be available once he is given the title of Hero either early or late game. My personal belief is that this is the OoT Link from the Fallen Timeline, so he initially turns down the title of Hero because he already failed once. It would give him some good characterization as he slowly grows and accepts the role of Hero over time, and would be a good story-reason for not giving out the tunic until late game.
Link between worlds had a red and blue tunic. IIRC, one of them decreased damage to 50%, the other 25%. Great aid to defeating the game. Perhaps different color robes will have stat boosting qualities?
Data miners already confirmed the green tunic, along with Fierce Deity Link and Dark Link costumes will be in the game. And obviously the Master Sword + Hylian shield will be there once more. I don't know if I'm allowed to post the source here, but if you're curious about it, try looking at a very popular image board and reddit.
@Raylax @DiscoGentleman Yeah, that edited graphic of Link has been around for a while, but I just chopped it together with a BotW backdrop and logo and hey presto!
Great, but what what I really want is ALTTP pink hair.
It'll probably be near the end of the game.
I'm not complaining at all about not having the greeen tunic right away I'm just very VERY happy that Zelda is launching in less thein 2 weeks. I never thought this game would come out, I was there sense 2012 when they unveiled wiiu and they showed off that awesome spider vs link demo. Am so excited and I really like the blue tunic that they have went with in this game.
@rjejr Nice display! Though the WiiU ones were pretty slick as well, and were still at the front entrance of most Gamestops until the past month. So I suppose a nice display doesn't go as far as one would think.
Good slogan too. Much more Toys R Us appropriate than "Anywhere, Anytime, With Anyone!"
So has anyone found out why link is right handed now? Think he was only right handed in Twilight Wii and Skyward Sword
Gotta find that green tunic.
@Lunarsickness Because he has to use the Gamepa...errr Shiekah Slate.
What a answer! We all know they chose this blue tunic because of all the grass, maybe they reveal this properly someday. No problem here, the blue tunic looks also awesome!
I just got the entire green tunic set. It's a gift from the monks after finding and solving all 120 temples.
@Johnyb6633 Ah nice! Although, what do you mean by "the entire green tunic set" exactly?
I got mine through the daily grind of scanning in all my amiibo. I've got the entire Time and Wind sets (hat, tunic, and trousers), but only need the tunic from the Hero and Twilight sets. Didn't know you could also get them within the game without the need of amiibo though!
So to be more specific they are the;
Cap of the Wild
Tunic of the Wild
Trousers of the Wild.
When fully upgraded all level 28 and the set bonus "Master Sword Beam Up"
Oh so you get a "Wild" set? Awesome! I've now completed the sets to the Hero and Twilight outfits, so I have them all but the Wild outfit!
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