All in all, I think it’s fair to say the Zelda fanbase is rather hyped for Breath of the Wild, with a hugely enthusiastic general response to the new gameplay features and focus on freedom. Nintendo has committed one highly blasphemous design choice though — prepare yourself for this — Link is right-handed again.

I know. Just breathe.

So why is Link a righty? In Skyward Sword it was because most players would wield the Wii Remote in their right hand. This time, series producer Eiji Aonuma told IGN editor Jose Otero it was again down to the hardware design.

There you have it! A pretty straightforward answer really, though not one I imagine will go down well with some of the more diehard fans. Prepare for the pitchforks, Mr. Aonuma.

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