Petition to Make Link a Young Black Female in next Zelda Game
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
A new petition which seeks supports to change Link into a black female for the next Wii U release in the Zelda series. The campaign only recently launched on Change.org and doesn’t seem to be getting too much support at this time, but it does raise some interesting thoughts. I mean, would a games developer ever bow to pressure to make such a big change to a gaming icon? After all, the gaming community did manage to make EA re-do the end of one of their games, and it really can’t be too difficult to include a race selection, even in many iconic franchises.
“For too many years have the black community been underrespresented [sic] in the video game industry,” Watabe wrote on Change.org. “Nintendo went too far this time when they chose to make the new Link white and white only. We need to end this injustice, equality has sadly still not been truly achieved.”
Gaming is a medium that can change and can give users more options, more so than any other kind of media. Personally I wouldn’t mind if Link had a gender and race swap or not, but having this kind of option in more games couldn’t do any harm.
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