The Game Awards' recent trailer for Zelda: Breath of the Wild revealed one, possibly two, new characters: a woman in adventurer's clothing, and a character dressed in lavish clothing before whom Link bows.
This was one of the subjects we touched upon during the long-form discussion segment on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. We've already made the full discussion available on YouTube just a few days ago, but for those of you seeking shorter, more digestible chunks, we've pulled out this specific snippet of the discussion. Check out the video above for our response, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.
We think there are tons of possibilities for these characters—right down to the question whether they're one and the same. The first woman we see has adventurer's clothing and some kind of pouch to carry items, rupees, and maybe more. She also appears to be carrying a Sheikah Slate, begging the question whether she's a playable character. If she is, it could be a wonderful opportunity for this game's New Game Plus mode, or a great way to explain away any plot holes left open by the free-roaming nature of the game. We think this character could be Zelda, Linkle, Aryll, or other possibilities. The second character, we think, is probably Princess Zelda.
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