Aonuma clarifies: ‘That was Link’ in Zelda Wii U trailer

"My intent in saying that was humor," says producer.

The Legend of Zelda Wii U

Earlier this week, The Legend of Zelda series producer suggested that the character we saw in the trailer for the new Zelda game for Wii U might not have Link. But as it turns out, it is Link, and the statement was actually a misinterpreted joke.

“Actually that comment I made jokingly,” Aonuma told MMGN at E3. “It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way.

“It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that was humor. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement.”

But Aonuma doesn’t want players to focus too much on Link’s appearance.

“I don’t want people to get hung up on the way Link looks because ultimately Link represents the player in the game,” he said.

“I don’t want to define him so much that it becomes limiting to the players. I want players to focus on other parts of the trailer and not specifically on the character because the character Link represents, again, the player.”

The Legend of Zelda is due out for Wii U in 2015.

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