Linkle was a big surprise unveiled during the last Nintendo Direct and as we’ve learned, she was intended to be Link’s sister before Nintendo decided to go a different direction with the character.
The cinematic footage of Linkle’s introduction was recently caught on a Famitsu live stream, which showcases the Japanese version of the game. The story starts off basically the same as any other Zelda game in the franchise, thanks to a redditor’s translations of the on-screen action. You can find those below.
Townsman: Heeeeeey, Linkle!
Townsman: There’s trouble! Apparently Hyrule Castle is being attacked by a Demon!
Linkle: What!? REALLY!?
Townsman: We’ve received word that even Zelda is engaged in battle but if the Demon gets to our village….
Linkle Changes and bursts through the door
Townsman: that outfit is … ?
Linkle: I’ve decided! I will defeat this Demon!
Linkle: It’s just like my grandmother once told me! I am the reincarnated hero after all!
Townsman: Just because you’ve always liked to pretend to be the hero…
Linkle: Surely this compass passed down from my grandmother is proof that I am the hero!
Linkle: I will protect the peace in Hyrule!
Cucco shepherd Linkle was from a small village where she lived leisurely.
From the time she was small she has believed that she is the reincarnated hero.
One day a rumor had spread to her village that a Demon was attacking Hyrule Castle.
When Linkle heard this she donned a dashing green outfit.
With the old compass passed down from her grandmother and her special crossbow in hand she set out from the village.
Relying on a map and a compass, it was Linkle’s aim to reach Hyrule castle but…
Soon she found herself lost, wandering around in a forest with a suspicious atmosphere.
Then a demon child wearing a mysterious mask appeared and robbed Linkle of her treasured compass.
That compass is surely the mark of the hero and she absolutely must get it back!
Linkle’s first trial was about to begin.
What do you think of this introduction for the character? Do you hope to see her included in other Legend of Zelda games down the line?