The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will give Link a much more varied wardrobe, giving players more clothing options than ever before.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma spoke to IGN about why Link has not been shown wearing his signature green tunic.
“The blue clothing that you see here actually has an important role in the story itself,” Aonuma stated. “Every time we make a Zelda, we think about the story and then we adapt Link to that story. So we’ve obviously used the green tunic a lot in the previous Zelda titles, but yeah the current blue one plays an important role in the story.”
Aonuma also spoke on why Link wears his new blue outfit in all of the footage shown for Breath of the Wild, and about the variation in the clothes that he can wear.
“The clothes that he’s wearing right now is actually the same clothes that he was wearing in the trailer that we’ve shown previously. We thought that having him wear this tunic for this demo would make it a little more familiar to people watching the game demo and trailer this time around. Link gets that blue suit at a very important juncture in the storyline, and we also showed suit of armor you can get too. There’s also times when Link will venture out into the cold and he’ll need to appropriately equip himself, so there’s definitely a lot of variation types of clothes he can wear.”
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release in early 2017. The game will be available on Wii U and Nintendo’s mysterious NX.