Nintendo showcased a beautiful trailer earlier today featuring Link doing battle with a large creature throughout a gorgeous terrain. There’s a catch though: that may not be Link in the trailer, according to a Venture Beat interview with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. When interviewer Mike Minotti asked Aonuma about Link’s striking new appearance and attire, Aonuma cryptically replied, “No one explicitly said that that was Link.”
Aonuma has discussed breaking from the series’ traditions in the past, and has mentioned his desire to make a Hyrule that is drastically different from those in previous entries in the series, so perhaps it isn’t far-fetched for the character shown in the trailer to be someone other than Link. Or maybe Aonuma is just pulling our leg and merely wants to increase speculation and anticipation for the new game. It’ll be interesting to see where this leads, and if that was Link we saw in the trailer or someone else. Either way, all we can do right now is speculate.