Yes, the whole Linkle thing is really happening and a female version of Link will be playable for the new Hyrule Warriors Legends game for the 3DS. If the first look wasn’t extensive enough for you then I’ve got you covered, as a new video has been released that shows a bit more of the more feminine Link.
As for how Linkle stands out from Link, she is a more nimble character and utilizes two crossbows. She doesn’t hit as hard as her male counterpart, but speed players will definitely have a lot more fun playing as her. She joins Skull Kid, Tetra and the King of Red Lions as new characters being added to the Hyrule Warriors roster.
Hyrule Warriors Legends launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on January 21st, 2016. An official release date for the USA version of the game has not been disclosed as of the publication of this article.