Is it a surprise that the first thing that people are commenting on with Zelda:Breath of the Wild since its release has been a hashtag on Twitter? I should have expected as much. Still though, #Shirtlesslink has caught on in a big way and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. While many gamers like to take on rigorous challenges like the “Minimalist Quest” in Link To The Past, there are also those who only use punches in Majora’s Mask (except where required). However, the latest challenge in Zelda: Breath of the Wild has more to do with fashion than anything else. According to Bleeding Cool
Without getting into spoilers, at the beginning of Breath of the Wild, you come across clothing in the first couple chests you see, including pants and a tunic. The game allows you to equip multiple items from an inventory, allowing you to switch out armor and weapons. However, it also gives you the option of not equipping anything at all. Now normally, the adventurers out there would already opt for an “Arrows Only” run, but the big trending item on Twitter and Facebook with the sharing option has Link not putting on his shirt and walking around Hyrule showing off his bod.
Amazingly people are actually commenting on Link’s lack of appeal in the game. Is it possible we have an entirely new “fashionista” crowd in Zelda? We’ll keep you posted on the evolution of this hashtag. In the meantime, enjoy the new game.