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Zelda could be a playable character in Breath of the Wild sequel

Could Princess Zelda be a playable character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's upcoming sequel? If you go by two cheeky comments from series producer Eiji Aonuma, it's a possibility.

IGN is reporting that one of its own, Samuel Claiborn, posed the question to Aonuma during an interview after Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct stream. And in his question, Claiborn referenced the fact that, in the sequel's trailer shown during the Direct, Zelda and Link appear together.

In response, Aonuma barrel-rolled his way toward a non-answer.

"It's kind of interesting that you bring that up, because in Breath of the Wild, you see Zelda and Link together often too, so to go straight to the thought of co-op is very interesting to me," Aonuma said.

But it doesn't end there. Aonuma also granted an interview to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who took the opportunity to corner the producer with a similar question. This time, Schreier brought up the fact that a lot of fans would love to play as Zelda, and how some believe they might get a chance to do so in the sequel. He then pressed Aonuma as to why they think that, receiving this answer.

"I see," Aonuma said, reportedly laughing at that point. "But I can't tell you."

It would be downright wonderful to see Zelda finally become a playable character in the series that bears her name, because, to put it simply, it should've happened a while ago. The Princess Zelda portrayed in Breath of the Wild was far from a damsel in distress; in fact, she was keeping the monster at bay while Link ran around Hyrule collecting Korok Seeds. But to see her take on a role as a player character in the Breath of the Wild follow-up would be nice change of pace from the usual Link-saves-Hyrule-again narrative.

We'll be crossing our fingers and wishing on every star that this happens. And should we get an update on a potential release date for the sequel, we'll be sure to keep you up to speed.