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Legend of Zelda Spinoff Featuring Sheik Could Happen

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We’ve learned that Nintendo is really thinking of any and all possibilities for The Legend of Zelda series moving forward, considering their bold new gameplay and design choices with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The latest tease? A possible spinoff featuring Princess Zelda’s alter-ego, Sheik.

The news comes from an interview with Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto and GameRant, where Miyamoto said the development team working on  Breath of the Wild has been toying with the idea of a spinoff featuring Sheik.

“Within the development team, too, there have been talks about how it might be cool to have a game that features Sheik as a protagonist. It’s having maybe a Zelda spin-off with Sheik as a protagonist, for example, I don’t think that’s an impossibility.”

Reportedly, there was discussion on making Zelda the protagonist in Breath of the Wild, however they stuck to keeping Link the protagonist.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is launching sometime next year for both the Wii U and the Nintendo NX.

Editor’s Note: Featured image is of Sheik from the latest Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS

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116 comments
  1. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    June 22, 2016 at 10:20 am

    So this is pretty much Nintendo’s way of pandering to whining SJWs/Feminists.

  2. Valwin Mediaz
    Valwin Mediaz
    June 22, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Not really it would be cool and is not the Female Link crap

  3. JFpaes15
    JFpaes15
    June 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I find it particularly funny and sad that retards complain about the lack of female playable characters, yet, instead of asking for Zelda’s own game, they wanna gender swap Link into a girl.

    I be they would complain if Nintendo actually made Zelda’s game, because it wouldn’t be Female Link.

  4. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    June 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I think a fairly popular character that could bring their own style of gameplay (rather than just being a genderswap of another characer being forced into a game with minimal changes, if any, to the gameplay) getting their own game would be fine.

  5. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    June 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

    The thing is though the SJWs will still complain, because it’s not Link, as others have pointed out.

  6. Carbon Based Killer Bee
    Carbon Based Killer Bee
    June 22, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Take a moment, step back, and realize what you just made as your argument: “The SJW’s are trying to give us more games!”

    You’re diluting the conversation about SJW’s into a “boogeyman” argument and leaving it with zero impact. Congrats you conspiracy theorist.

  7. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    June 22, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Wouldn’t mind this. Make it an action game. Let Platinum make it or something. Like Metal Gear Rising with Sheik slapped in.
    Hell, I just want a Metal Gear Rising 2.

  8. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    June 22, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I’m not so sure if that’s the case here. Sheik has been a pretty popular character since her debut in OoT and her popularity expanded in Smash Bros Melee. I honestly think a game starring Sheik does have potential if taken into the right direction. It wouldnt do the character much justice if they basically made a mainline Zelda game, but with a a Sheik skin swap to replace Link. Sure the SJWs could still find something to complain that a female lead is in a spin off of an established series, but I think claiming that Nintendo is pandering is a bit too knee jerking.

  9. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    June 22, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Neogaf after the game is released: Waaah! Why isn’t Sheik a Lesbian Plus-sized, club-footed, Blacktinarab Turkish Sunni from Jamaica! Waaah! Waaah!

  10. Nagato
    Nagato
    June 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Yes please~

    If it has to be something Zelda, though, I’d rather it feature brownfu Impa from SS than the bland OoT Sheik.

  11. Galbador
    Galbador
    June 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Hehe, he is funny =D

  12. Arenegeth
    Arenegeth
    June 22, 2016 at 11:01 am

    They would.

    You see, the thing about these fuckers entire ideology, is not caring about minorities or any of that benevolent stuff. Is about power and control.

    Them turning Link into a female, would be a great symbolic victory. Both in symbolically emasculating gamers, (not that Link was the most masculine of characters to begin with, but because he is one of the most popular/important characters in all of gaming), and in strong arming a multi-million dollar corporation to sing their tune.

    That’s why Linkle wasn’t enough, that’s why a Zelda game wouldn’t be enough and that’s why even a female Link would only last for a short while. Until they start demanding he/she turns Blasian, Trans etc. Until they have their target completely beholden to their ideological hegemony.

  13. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    June 22, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I was about to type something like this but you saved me the trouble. It’s not about raising up female characters, but tearing down traditional male heroes.

  14. sanic
    sanic
    June 22, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I keep saying make a game of the 7 years links gone in OOT with shiek.

  15. Rumble Red
    Rumble Red
    June 22, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Sheik’s OK, but I’d really rather have a game about Zelda as herself or a game about Impa instead of a game about Zelda cosplaying as Impa.

  16. Galbador
    Galbador
    June 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

    hm… you know, this might sound strange to some and offensive to others, but imagine… just imagine…

    HOW ABOUT NO!

    “Why,” you may ask? Because once this game is out, people will rip it apart and tell the world (or their cats) how bad this game is, how misogynistic Nintendo showed Sheik… oh wait, I meant Zelda, because everyone knows that this is transsexual Zelda. Instead, Nintendo should take the time, the effort, the money and the ideas and make the biggest, most misogynistic, provocative game you could make out of The Legend of Zelda and portray the poor and helpless Princess as brainless bimbo, chained on the stove, which stands next to her bed.

    PLEASE Nintendo… just for once… piss those freaks and tumblr idiots so off, that they die on their own hate!

    …but we all know how this will end, right?

  17. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I’d be down with that. I can see it being a cool action game, like DMC or Bayo or something.

  18. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    June 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Sheik always struck me as the kind of person to do things in the shadows rather than be confrontational. I think a stealth game would be more up her alley than an action game, but then again, I’m only saying this based off of her moveset in Smash and her role in Oot.

  19. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Genderswapping an established, pre-existing character is garbage, lazy design and I’ll never understand why people want it so much.

  20. Carbon Based Killer Bee
    Carbon Based Killer Bee
    June 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I know it would make more sense to keep her stealthy, but I would fucking KILL for it to just be a Bayo clone. Press and hold P/K buttons to fire out a barrage of blades and stars from her fucking hands and feet, holy fuck. My dick.

  21. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    June 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Basically this.

    It’s not about boosting existing female characters up, or creating new female characters. It’s not good enough until male characters are removed. It’s about them ‘sticking it to the patriarchy’.

    Why do you think they were still bitching and moaning after Linkle was made? It was because Link, as a male, still existed.

  22. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    June 22, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Make this one Zelda Gaiden since Sheik is pretty much seen as the Hyrule ninja. I can already imagine the wall-running and the long jumps.

  23. JFpaes15
    JFpaes15
    June 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I would like it to be a game with more enphasis on Puzzle Solving and Prince of Persia-esque Platforming than action. Legend of Zelda is already an action/adventure series, even if it doesn’t have DMC levels of depth.

  24. Joeyjoejoejoejoe
    Joeyjoejoejoejoe
    June 22, 2016 at 11:35 am

    So will her only action be being flung about by invisible ghosts like in OOT because that’s pretty much all she was good for.

  25. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    June 22, 2016 at 11:36 am

    They already complained about Linkle. Nobody should give a rat’s ass what they want. All SJWs are the equivalent of the single fat mom with retarded bastard kids. They bitch and moan all day.

  26. Smug
    Smug
    June 22, 2016 at 11:37 am

    “they wanna gender swap Link into a girl”
    reminds me of this terrible shit

  27. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 22, 2016 at 11:39 am

    This game will be coming to stores near you in 2021.

  28. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

    The entire spiel of the SJWs is ridiculous – “I’ve been a fan of the series all my life. This is why I want to change it.”. As Arenegeth said it is about exerting power. They never intend to actually buy or play the game.

  29. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

    But remember, feminism is not about man hating. /s

  30. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    June 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Ironically there’s an easy way for Nintendo or any other company to stop them. Do what you would do with an unruly child and put your foot down and tell them “no” and don’t give in to their demands no matter how much they threaten you. And if they do something horrible stand up to them and tell them where your stance is. This will get you more respect in the long run and fans would be willing to support you through the times of being dragged through the mud. The reason why they are winning is because no one is willing to stand up to them and put their foot down. We’ve already seen that they have no impact on total sales so if you can survive your rep being dragged through the mud everybody will better off in the long run.

  31. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    June 22, 2016 at 11:57 am

    This trainwreck is a perfect example of the The only way to make a female character shine is to turn the men into bumbling idiots trope.

  32. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    June 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I can spot a picture from tumblr a mile away because they all fucking look alike.

  33. Smug
    Smug
    June 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    You gotta love how the artist is also implying, with his genderbending shit, that Zelda was some airheaded bimbo rather than a proactive ruler who represented a genuine threat to Ganondorf.

    Or yeah, he really just hates Link like you said

  34. AJ_Lethal
    AJ_Lethal
    June 22, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    this level of cringe should be illegal

  35. AI◎BA
    AI◎BA
    June 22, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Boy, I sure love Legend of the Tumblr Nose

  36. AI◎BA
    AI◎BA
    June 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I want a pirate game with Tetra. She will always be the best Zeldor

  37. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    June 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    They all have been assimilated to the Zac Gorman collective.

  38. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    More pirate games in general would be great.

  39. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I could see that being neat but when I think “puzzle solving” I think more traditional zelda and less sheik. Either way I wouldn’t mind.

  40. Rob Simple
    Rob Simple
    June 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I’ve been saying this for years. Make a Tenchu-style stealth action game where you play as Sheik in the stealth sections and Impa when it’s time to wreck shit up.

    When you’re sitting on characters as cool as this, the fact that the best the regressives can come up with is ‘give Link tits’ shows how little they know or care about the franchise.

  41. Rob Simple
    Rob Simple
    June 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Why are there holes in the hood for the ears. That is the dumbest fucking shit I have ever seen in my life.

  42. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 22, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Probably is furry.

  43. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    >that awkward moment when you realize that an old episode of Kids Next Door predicted that feminists would try to turn the world into a twisted ‘utopia’ that is stripped of all masculinity

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21LWWPlNpoM

  44. RPG
    RPG
    June 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I remember reading about this the other day and liking the sound of it. It is something that I had hoped would become a reality since I was a kid. Playing a game in the Zelda Universe as a highlyn agile, acrobatic, ninja-esque character who would play and handle differently than Link could be pretty interesting. If it was a darker, action driven game with stealth and sheikah/ninjutsu techniques and mechanics, coupled with environmental based puzzles akin to Prince of Persia, I would be totally sold.
    In terms of story, I think it could be really interesting to have it center around Sheik/Zelda during the 7 year time span when Link was sealed away in Ocarina of Time. That would be rife with dark subject matter, and give everyone insight into what happened during that time, and how Hyrule descended into darkness. Another option would be a completely unique and seperate story with Impa, with one of her past designs (Skyward Sword’s was nice) or perhaps a new one made specifically for this game. A story centering around the origins and history behind the Sheikah could be quite interesting as well.
    There are a lot of exciting possibilities to think about.

  45. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    “why even a female Link would only last for a short while”
    It wouldn’t even start, they’d nag about how it was just made as eye candy for the male gamers rape gaze.

  46. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Oh god, I totally forgot that may be coming back. Please be canned before it gets near airing. I don’t wanna see a frame of NuK.N.D..

  47. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 22, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Given how they treated Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans, the show would get fucked with awful cringe-y writing filled with memes and Political Correctness crap.

  48. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I wouldn’t blame them for TTG since that was likely everyone being cheap with the New Teen Titans shorts during DC Nation being the reason anyone thought to make it.

  49. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Well I guess, but what I said about PPG still stands, though.

  50. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Indeed. Don’t forget also to remove any attractive/sexy females that caters towards hetereosexual men.

  51. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    That’s what oppressed multi-millionaire Emma Watson tells us.

  52. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    “Why do you think they were still bitching and moaning after Linkle was made? It was because Link, as a male, still existed.”

    Don’t forget Linkle being slim, cute and visually appealing as well. That didn’t go down well with the feminist spacktards.

  53. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    At least Samurai Jack will have a good chance at survival.

  54. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I’m surprised they didn’t put Link into Zelda’s princess dress as well in all honestly.

    You know to really push that ‘Lets-See-How-Males-Like-Wearing-Humiliating-And-Inconvient-Dresses’ feminist crap.

  55. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Sheik is a SJWs/feminists wet-dream character isn’t she?

    You know all covered up, doesn’t show skin, no sex appeal, ‘badass’ persona and can fight.

  56. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Still looks like a freaking male character, lol

  57. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    NeoGAF should make Ellie from Borderlands their site mascot.

  58. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Sheik’s skin-tight pants will be problematic though when she does the crawling scenes.

  59. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I’m down for a sexy sword-wilding Zelda.

  60. scemar
    scemar
    June 22, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    trash

  61. scemar
    scemar
    June 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    agreed

    would be a good chance to return to the sea with better hardware they could fill it up with more stuff, more and bigger islands to explore

    I actually liked the sea

    could also expand into ship functions, like managing the crew, or upgrading the ship

  62. scemar
    scemar
    June 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Sheik only existed in one game anyway

    She’s just a silent alter ego for the sake of being disguised

    I’d also rather a real Zelda game
    screw sheik

  63. scemar
    scemar
    June 22, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Hyrule Warriors nailed a great look for Zelda in combat

  64. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    It’s actually a fair point to make when you consider the intense gender politics of the West which infest video games today. Screw that, they actually infest ALL of entertainment media, including politics, mainstream media, news outlets and even government.

    Think about it. If it weren’t for the feminist crap, would Nintendo even have hinted it? Shiek seems to be a popular character of course but still you have to wonder.

  65. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    That is true. Luckily the creator is still in charge of it.

  66. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    And if they did make Zelda’s own game, she herself would most likely be an attractive, beautiful and visually-appealing design. That’s a big no-no in the feminist book.

  67. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Agreed… her look in that was lovely.

  68. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    And it being on the other half of the channel.
    Episode made me think of Timesplitters Future Perfect.

  69. NeoSkyte
    NeoSkyte
    June 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Knowing them they’ll find a fault with her or pretend it doesn’t exist.

  70. NeoSkyte
    NeoSkyte
    June 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Hell I’m down for a LoZ spin-off game staring Sheik.

  71. Agrias Oaks
    Agrias Oaks
    June 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    A game featuring Zelda as a protagonist would be the same as a game featuring Link as a protagonist, Nintendo simply doesn’t care about this stupidity, and rightfully so.

  72. DDD-kun
    DDD-kun
    June 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Prettymuch what Arenegeth said. This isn’t an equality conflict and it’s not about money. This is a status fight, plain and simple. Link is a household name across the globe. A game changer like a female Link would give them their fifteen minutes of fame before the same crowd clamoring for her existence rips her to pieces because they forget Nintendo, above all the controversy, likes to make games.

  73. Darkrulershadowlord007
    Darkrulershadowlord007
    June 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    We should just show them Zelda: The wand of Gamilon, they’ll love that shit.

  74. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    June 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Yeah they’d still find a ton of things to be offended about.

  75. RioSine
    RioSine
    June 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I think you are confusing ninjas with sharia law muslims. The later being sjw/f favourites

  76. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Sheik’s moveset in Hyrule Warriors is pretty fun, I wouldn’t mind that playstyle expanded upon into a full game. Maybe get Platinum to do or if they’re too busy get Team Ninja since they co-developed Hyrule Warriors and seem to be getting back on track after NG3 (plus some non-Platinum spectacle fighters would be nice for a change).

    Basically Ninja Gaiden Black with Sheik.

  77. Cael
    Cael
    June 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    >no sex appeal
    Well that’s not true.

  78. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    June 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    True, problem is we’ve got a stale-mate, and they sure as hell know it.

    Not to mention a ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ situation, since if devs don’t cave they’ll cry sexism, racism, ect. and if they say no they’ll still do it. Its any PR rep’s nightmare.

    Most simply don’t want to deal with it wether it’ll impact sales or not, and for a niche game the headache may not be worthwhile.

  79. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Yeah, Adult Swim will give the creator a lot more creative freedom to do what he wants to with the show. Blood and Gore already confirmed, too.

  80. Barmont
    Barmont
    June 22, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    C’mon, a Zelda game where you play as Zelda with all her powers from all the timelines! Including transforming into Sheik, Tetra and Phantom Zelda!

  81. Barmont
    Barmont
    June 22, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    She could have transformation masks…

  82. tccboss
    tccboss
    June 22, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I second this opinion, with SJWs it’s not enough and it’ll never be enough. I wish devs would understand this

  83. rBeowulf
    rBeowulf
    June 22, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    And booty. Don’t forget the booty.

  84. Isaac Sadler
    Isaac Sadler
    June 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Thats the same reason why they complained about the female hero in Dishonored 2, since you could pick between her or the male hero.
    Not enough to add female characters they want to remove all male characters too.

  85. Isaac Sadler
    Isaac Sadler
    June 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    And if they just gender bend current link they would complain about Ms Male troupe too.
    Can never please the whiners

  86. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    June 22, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Will we hear the complaints because of Tracer- er, Shieks butt being too pronounced?

  87. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    June 22, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Stealth-game please.

  88. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    June 22, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    “It is still a problem that she can’t fight without hiding her femininity.”

    “Miss Male Character”

    “Reverse Trap Fetish Bait”

    Yeah…

  89. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    June 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Get Hideki Kamiya on this!

  90. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I rememeber that. Shit game but had some good music!

  91. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 22, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    No sex appeal is still sex appeal to someone, shit lord.

  92. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 22, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I’ll pass on Sheik myself.

    And stick to Zero Suit Samus.

  93. Arbitrary
    Arbitrary
    June 22, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    People should be really fucking worried about WHY Nintendo are doing this.

  94. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    June 23, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Perhaps but there was one episode of TTG that was completely misandrist titled “Boys vs Girls”. Given that the writing staff is filled with manginas I’ll give you a clue as to who won that competition. Giving the girls non-canon powers to beat them. And the cherry on top of the bigoted sundae was they made Robin apologize to the girls and acknowledge them as their superiors. No hint of irony or satire at all and no egalitarian message either. What kinda message do you think that sends to boys other than they’re inferior beings.

  95. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    June 23, 2016 at 1:08 am

    “Nintendo should take the time, the effort, the money and the ideas and
    make the biggest, most misogynistic, provocative game you could make out
    of The Legend of Zelda and portray the poor and helpless Princess as
    brainless bimbo, chained on the stove, which stands next to her bed.”

    And if you beat the game well, you get a special lap-dance scene of Zelda in a bikini.

  96. anonemouse
    anonemouse
    June 23, 2016 at 3:34 am

    SJW’s don’t even know who Sheik actually is.
    Or even how to crawl as Metroid.

  97. Jake_Was_Here
    Jake_Was_Here
    June 23, 2016 at 7:24 am

    @spam

  98. Jake_Was_Here
    Jake_Was_Here
    June 23, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Or she’d be Sheik for most of the game, which they’d still find a way to complain about because it’s Zelda “pretending to be a man.” Which even Nintendo doesn’t believe anymore; after enough time had gone by that Sheik’s secret identity was no longer a secret, they just started using female pronouns for her.

    But seriously: I think making Link a girl would be a bad idea, but at the same time, I would almost KILL to have a Sheik/Zelda game — and I’m clearly not the only person who thinks that way.

  99. Jake_Was_Here
    Jake_Was_Here
    June 23, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Why do Tumblr artists feel the need to draw everyone with gin blossoms?

  100. ElKonsolero
    ElKonsolero
    June 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Wow that´s great news a Sheik-Game would be interesting. And after your done with that Nintendo i want my Linkle Game.

  101. NeoTechni
    NeoTechni
    June 23, 2016 at 10:42 am

    It’s because they aren’t looking for female representation, they’re looking for less male representation to piss people off

  102. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    June 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

    That bitch dissing out Corvo during Bethesda’s E3 presentation pissed me off so much.
    How unprofessional can you be? It was bad enough that they called Sessler to be there as well.

  103. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    June 23, 2016 at 11:22 am

    They could be asking for a new Metroid game but no, let’s make Link a girl, even better, transgender.

  104. Joseph Creamer
    Joseph Creamer
    June 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    shit they already tried to claim Samus is trans.

  105. catazxy
    catazxy
    June 23, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    well, they called CD Projekt Red racists for not having black people in Witcher 3, and what happened next? -Nothing

  106. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Well yeah, it’s made on modern Cartoon Network by Cal Arts grads; the people behind everything wrong with Cartoon Network today. There’s a lady whose experience exists in sports running the channel now that Snyder’s out.

  107. Brandon Wolfley
    Brandon Wolfley
    June 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Whatever became of Linkle. I know everyone’s favorite Everything is Sexist crew ripped her apart, but I never really heard how she went over with the fans.

  108. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    June 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    CD Project Red hasn’t really responded to that much though, and they don’t exactly have the biggest mainstream reputation. Not to mention being Polish and probably not caring either way.

    Koei-Tecmo doesn’t want to bother, and they don’t (or didn’t) generally give a shit about how their games are perceived. Bigger fish like EA or Ubisoft probably do since they have a lot more to lose.

    Its the risk these companies don’t like, not the perceived threat.

  109. Holythirteen
    Holythirteen
    June 23, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Ms Male trope! Ms Male trope! Sound the alarm!

  110. Pillbugable
    Pillbugable
    June 24, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    As long as a version of Linebeck is involved. He was the best part of Phantom Hourglass.

  111. Eccentric Banana
    Eccentric Banana
    June 28, 2016 at 12:18 am

    I’d be fine with this. Ninjas are awesome. Let Platinum design the combat.

  112. wmccracken
    wmccracken
    June 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I’d be down for that. Sheik in a stand alone game? Hell yeah! My only thing is this, what would the story be? There’s not much in OoT that doesn’t involve Link in terms of the main story. Would we be doing mostly prep work in order for Link to seal Ganon away? That’d be kind of boring.