By Zach Bowman
March 2, 2018

While this mod is only available for the Wii U, it is still worth checking out what the famous green tunic wearing hero would appear like instead as a heroine.

Linkle was definitely a hot topic of interest prior to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Amidst rumors and debate, people wondered…would there be a female protagonist in the newest installment of a series that has historically featured a male only option as the hero? While Nintendo did not officially release the game in this manner, some creators took it upon themselves to mod their way toward enabling the player to take on the appearance of Linkle. In this video, YouTuber AwesomeFaceProd shows us what the player can expect when using this mod and playing as the now famously known heroine, Linkle.

The mod does a great job of giving us an example of what could have been with Linkle. The figure is feminine, as to be expected, but most of the other features remain the same. I have to admit my disappointment in hearing Linkle’s voice, which still sounded male (pay close attention to the horse riding gameplay). I do not think this mod fully captures what it would be like to play as the heroine in The Legend of Zelda, but it is a good start towards experiencing the game with a choice: male or female? I for one appreciate the gesture, but there is definitely room for improvement for realism.

If you have ever been curious for what Link would appear like, as Linkle, check out the video below or here on YouTube! AwesomeFaceProd does this mod justice by showing us a variety of gameplay mechanics with Linkle, enjoy!