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Link’s name cannot be changed in Zelda Breath of the Wild

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During a recent interview with the German YouTuber “lookslikeLink” Eiji Aonuma has confirmed that in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it will not be possible to change the name of Link, unlike what happened in previous episodes of the series.

The launch of Nintendo Switch is getting closer, and the flagship title of the new Nintendo console will own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In the previous Legend of Zelda it was possible to change the name of Link at will. In Breath of the Wild, however, Nintendo has preferred not to give this option.

According to Eiji Aonuma, who revealed this information during a conversation with the German YouTuber lookslikeLink, the Big N has thus wished to involve more players, giving the impression of being becoming themselves Link.

The manufacturer has announced that this choice was made to increase the sense of empathy and immersion of the player, which in this way will generate a greater empathy for the character.

Recall that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available from March 3 on Wii U and Nintendo Switch.

We leave the video interview at the end of this article, if you are familiar with the German language (or you trust the automatic YouTube translator).