As a female gamer, it’s nice having the option to play as a girl. I love immersing myself into the story and understanding the character’s motives. When I play as a girl, I am more likely to connect with and become that character.
Not only does Hyrule Warriors feature a large cast of playable female characters, but the women in the game are strong and perfectly capable of holding their own.
The game’s development producer, Yosuke Hayasahi, talks with Polygon about transforming Zelda from a dainty daffodil to an able warrior:
“For us, seeing her take shape like that and seeing her develop in that way, it didn’t feel strange, it felt really natural for her to, well of course she can fight like that. Of course she can do those things. So, we feel like maybe she always had that power, and now, with Hyrule Warriors, we’re giving her the chance to show off the power that she always had. So, I personally like strong, fighting women, and we’re happy to say there will be other characters like that, other strong female characters in the game.”
“I personally like strong, fighting women, and we’re happy to say there will be other characters like that.”
Zelda, Midna and Impa have all been announced as playable characters, and with more on the way I’m certainly looking forward to meeting the rest of Hyrule’s heroines.