Nintendo unveils a new Zelda game with a twist: Link is absent

Big surprise from the Nintendo Direct on June 18, the new The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom makes the princess the playable main heroine for the first time. Link should have a secondary role in this adventure, after having spent his entire life rescuing the daughter of the king of Hyrule.

The Legend of Zelda finally lives up to its name! During a Nintendo Direct broadcast on June 18, the Japanese video game giant revealed The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom (Echoes of Wisdom), the first title in the saga where Zelda is the main heroine.

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Summary of this new game, which adopts an animated style in line with the remake of Link's Awakeningrather than an inspiration Breath of the Wild, Princess Zelda sets out to rescue… Link. Years after the first game in 1986, Zelda will finally return the favor to her faithful servant.

Zelda, star of a Zelda game

In The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of WisdomNintendo adapts the gameplay so as not just to replace Link with Zelda.

Forget swords and shields, the princess fights with a magic staff capable of recreating previously encountered objects (example: a wooden box to overcome obstacles). In the manner of Breath of the Wild Or Tears of the Kingdomthe player will have to use cunning to pass levels, with different possibilities.

Another new thing in the gameplay: in battles, Zelda can use her staff to generate enemies who will fight for her.

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Princess Zelda with her magic staff.
Princess Zelda with her magic staff. // Source: Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom will be available on Nintendo Switch on September 26.

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