Update: Years later, a clearer image appears
Update: Thanks to @HistoryofHyrule, we now have a much clearer look at the mysterious female Link spotted in the 1986 issue of Shonen Captain. Further details on the image's origins can be found in our original article below. Original Article (Tue 2nd Apr, 2019 04:30 BST): Back in 2015,
Tom Whitehead ponders a more open world for The Legend of Zelda
From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with...
From humble beginnings
For the few of you that have been living under a rock, Linkle is a new playable character in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends, notable for basically being a 'female Link'. Of course, Linkle is very much her own character; her backstory may be a little similar to Link's, but she still has many traits that set her apart...
"She doesn’t feel out of place at all in the world of the Zelda games"
Hyrule Warriors earned praise for various factors when it arrived on Wii U, with one being the diversity of the playable cast. It was a significant diversion for the series as players were able to play as villains such as Ganondorf, alongside other familiar characters like...
Hyrule Warriors Legends will be one of a few high profile 3DS releases in early 2016, with the 3DS port introducing some key new characters and content. One of the most notable additions is Linkle, an all-new character that'll have her own story-segment in the game. The Japanese release is a couple of months ahead of the Western...
We're pulled together some of our favourites
The news that Hyrule Warriors Legends is getting a female version of Link named Linkle has caused quite a stir online, but it's merely the latest chapter in the character's interesting history. Concept art appeared in the Hyrule Warriors artbook
So that concept art wasn't for nothing
Who remembers that Koei Tecmo concept art of a 'female Link' for Hyrule Warriors that got people talking? Most have it in their memory banks, we suspect, and now that same character - 'Linkle' - has been confirmed for Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS. We'd hope that she'll be part of the cross-platform content...