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Link’s Full Name Couldn’t Be More Unimpressive If it Tried

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And who said Nintendo was creative?

It’s a video game urban myth that Mario’s full name is Mario Mario (it’s false, by the way), but Shigeru Miyamoto has said that Legend of Zelda protagonist Link’s surname is, and insert a drumroll here…exactly the same as his first name.

Yup, Link Link is the Hero of Time’s full name. (Try saying his name five times fast.) To take a page from the Wind Waker version of our hero, this is our face right now.


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Legendary game developer Shigeru Miyamoto made the revelation during a Game Informer interview, where he and Breath of the Wild producer Eiji Aonuma answered 51 rapid-fire questions (spoiler: most of them were silly). You can watch the full video down below, where they quickly blaze through nearly all of them, including one about a Paper Link .

You’ll be able to play as Link Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, due for release on Mar. 3 on the Nintendo Switch.

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