Rumors and speculation had fueled a theory that Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have a female hero. Well, things have been cleared up, thanks to a Gamespot interview with Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma. Aonuma is aware of the rumors, and he even says that “we did discuss as a staff as to what would be possible if we took that route”. Aonuma said that they “thought about it and decided that if we’re going to have a female protagonist it’s simpler to have Princess Zelda as the main character”. The idea was rejected because “if we have Princess Zelda as the main character who fights, then what is Link going to do? Taking into account that, and also the idea of the balance of the Triforce, we thought it best to come back to this [original] makeup”. The idea of a female hero is not out of the question for a Zelda title, but it sounds like Aonuma and the team feel that it won’t be that simple.