Nintendo Direct proves the female protagonist trend is here to stay

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom.
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Today's Nintendo Direct was a real treat, and I'm so excited for the roster of new games headed to the Nintendo Switch console. Some impressive animation styles were showcased, with retro remastered titles taking inspo from the best retro gaming consoles. I'll dive into my top picks from the Nintendo Direct showcase briefly, but first, I'm dying to talk about The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom. 

It's no secret that female protagonists have claimed a strong presence in gaming right now, with the hugely popular Princess Peach Showtime game paving the way and proving that there is a demand for Nintendo female-led RPGs after all. This latest announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom continues the trend with Princess Zelda in the spotlight for a change, and I'm so here for it. 

Beth Nicholls
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