Posted on December 12 2015 by Alexis S. Anderson
That Hyrule Warriors Legends livestream yesterday was chock full of delicious details about the upcoming hack-and-slash 3DS title and as translations come through, even more interesting tidbits make their way to us. In this case, Linkle’s opening cinematic and first battle’s narrative have revealed much about our new heroine. She believes she’s the reincarnated hero thanks to a momento given to her by her grandmother, and she’s a bit impulsive– which leaves her lost in the woods with a familiar Zelda foe.
Read the story’s direct translation after the jump!
Townsman: Heeeeeey, Linkle!
Townsman: There’s trouble! Apparently Hyrule Castle is being attacked by a Demon!
Linkle: What!? REALLY!?
Townsman: We’ve received word that even Zelda is engaged in battle but if the Demon gets to our village….
Linkle Changes and bursts through the door
Townsman: that outfit is … ?
Linkle: I’ve decided! I will defeat this Demon!
Linkle: It’s just like my grandmother once told me! I am the reincarnated hero after all!
Townsman: Just because you’ve always liked to pretend to be the hero…
Linkle: Surely this compass passed down from my grandmother is proof that I am the hero!
Linkle: I will protect the peace in Hyrule!
Cucco shepherd Linkle was from a small village where she lived leisurely.
From the time she was small she has believed that she is the reincarnated hero.
One day a rumor had spread to her village that a Demon was attacking Hyrule Castle.
When Linkle heard this she donned a dashing green outfit.
With the old compass passed down from her grandmother and her special crossbow in hand she set out from the village.
Relying on a map and a compass, it was Linkle’s aim to reach Hyrule castle but…
Soon she found herself lost, wandering around in a forest with a suspicious atmosphere.
Then a demon child wearing a mysterious mask appeared and robbed Linkle of her treasured compass.
That compass is surely the mark of the hero and she absolutely must get it back!
Linkle’s first trial was about to begin.
Intriguing! I wonder who Linkle’s grandmother is and if there’s anything to her claim that Linkle is the reincarnated hero. Whether she is related to the hero of old or not, I love Linkle’s hotheaded boldness– even if it does lead to some trouble for her (and with the Skull Kid, no less). But she’s a cucco shepherd, she must be brave to deal with those dastardly chickens on a daily basis so she’ll definitely be able to handle herself in battle.
So, do you think Linkle is truly the reincarnated hero? Anything in her story really stand out to you? How do you feel about Linkle in general? Excited to wield her signature crossbows? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Source: Nintendo Everything
Alexis S. Anderson is a Senior Editor at Zelda Dungeon who joined the writing team in November, 2014. She has a JD from the UCLA School of Law and is pursuing a career in Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law. She grew up in the New Jersey suburbs with her parents, twin brother, and family shih-tzu.