Posted on June 30 2015 by Darrin W. Harr
In a recent interview with IGN, Tri Force Heroes’ developer Hiromasa Shikata attempted to explain why there will be no playable female character in the game. The following is an excerpt that only includes Shikata’s comments, but you can view IGN’s questions and responses in the full interview here.
I’m going to tell you a little bit about the story quickly and we’ll circle around, here. There’s this kingdom, an event happens, and the king needs heroes. So, he puts out a call for heroes to gather and one of those is this guy Link. He sees this audition, basically, ‘Heroes needed; apply here.’ And, that’s the start of his adventure.
The story calls for this sort of legend/prophecy where heroes will come together to help solve a problem. And in that, they are male characters. So, because the game is set with that as the story background, you cannot choose a gender; you are a male character.
I understand what you’re saying (being disappointed), and just as general information, we do have a lot of female staff members who are playing this game and enjoying it. It doesn’t seem to be a big issue to them. They still are getting emotional investment in this game. And to be honest, Link isn’t the most masculine of guys in the world, depending on how you want to project yourself into the character.
Too paraphrase what Shikata has stated, he claims that a legend/prophecy in Tri Force Heroes specifically mentions heroes who are male, and that is why females will not be playable.
Do you agree with Shikata’s explanation? Personally, I don’t see why the legend has to mention what gender the ancient heroes are, but that’s just my opinion. We would like to hear your opinions on Hiromasa’s statement, so be sure and tell us in the comments below.