Pg. 229 Link Design Retrospective (Cont.)

Posted By at 5:29 PM on Tuesday July 24, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Translated by Snow.

Changes in Character Designs

OoX Link

2001 – Oracles

TWW Link

2002 – The Wind Waker

The birth of the so-called “cat-eyed Link”. Since then, this Link design has been adopted in the handheld games.

FSA Link

2003 – Four Swords & Four Swords Adventures

For the sake of multiplayer, Links of different colours were introduced. These four Links were also used again in Four Swords Adventures.

TMC Link

2004 – The Minish Cap

TP Link

2006 – Twilight Princess

The first Adult Link since Ocarina of Time in ’98. Also, this is the first game to feature a right-handed Link (although only in the Wii version).

PH Link

2007 – Phantom Hourglass

ST Link

2009 – Spirit Tracks

SS Link

2011 – Skyward Sword

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