In an interview with outlet IGN, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom producer Eiji Aonuma commented on the notion of Zelda herself being playable in future titles.
Ultimately, Aonuma danced around the subject matter, saying that there may be a possibility for such an idea in the future, but nothing is set in stone. Other than the musou games, Zelda has largely remained either a background or companion character who has not been playable.
You can view the relevant question and response quoted below:
“Yeah, it is interesting when you think about the name of the series, the Legend of Zelda, but Link is always the main character,” Aonuma admitted when asked about the potential for Zelda to be playable in the future. “And Link has been the main character, and Zelda has always been involved, and they have a relationship and their own rules in each of the games. But it is true that, I think there’s always room for thinking about this type of thing and Zelda’s role. And there may be some sort of possibility for something like that in the future.”
Aonuma, who was speaking through a translator, then interjected in English, “Maybe. Maybe, maybe.”
You can view IGN’s full coverage for additional comments.
The latest series release is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom occurs after the events of Breath of the Wild, focusing on Link having to find Zelda after the two investigate treacherous ruins beneath Hyrule Castle. However, Link now possesses the right arm of a Zonai called Rauru, enabling access to powerful abilities that let player imagination run wild.
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on Nintendo Switch.
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