Eiji Aonuma Open to Having Playable Female Characters in Zelda U

Zelda U E3 2014

In an interview with Kotaku, Eiji Aonuma of Nintendo said that he would be open to having female characters playable in the upcoming Zelda Wii U game (slated for release in 2015)  if Hyrule Warriors does well when it arrives in the West upon its arrival in September 2014.

Here’s an in-depth look at the interview with Aonuma below:

Schreier [Kotaku]: So I know that you can play as Zelda and Midna in Hyrule Warriors. A lot of people have been looking at that and saying, ‘Hey, I would love a game where I could play as Zelda, or Sheik’—have you ever thought about making a game where you get to play as Zelda and Sheik as the main character or hero?

Aonuma: I mentioned this earlier, but there are female characters in Hyrule Warriors, and I’d like to see what the result is of people actually being able to do all these things they want to, and if we get the results that in fact do say if people are given the opportunity to play as a female character, then more people will start playing, my ultimate goal is to have as many people as possible enjoy a game so I’d like to see what happens with Hyrule Warriors.

In the interview, Aonuma also speaks of character representation in the game. Let’s just say that more female protagonists might be making their way to the franchise in years to come…

What do you think it would be like to play as a female character in the upcoming Zelda U? I’d absolutely love to know! Sound off in the comments section below.

Source: Kotaku Via: My Nintendo News

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