In a twist that few people had expected, the female counterpart of Link, Linkle, as previously seen in the Hyrule Warriors art book, has been revealed for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title Hyrule Warriors Legends. Linkle will be joining forces with new characters such as Skull Kid, Tetra, Toon Link, and the King of Red Lions.
Linkle is an original character made specifically for Hyrule Warriors Legends. She is a girl who uses two crossbows to attack enemies- and has other attacks similar to the attacks that Link uses. If you're interested, you can watch the trailer for more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K2m6RO_Iq0
A new playable female character named Linkle enters the Zelda universe in #HyruleWarriors Legends. #NintendoDirect pic.twitter.com/UsQPJILMRu— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 12, 2015