The hero of the Legend of Zelda is left handed, just like Nintendo's top-designer Shigeru Miyamoto and me, right? Not in the new Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
In theory, Link has been turned right-handed because he is being controlled with the Wii Remote, a device many gamers hold in their right hand. Even I do that. But there was a time when us lefties were thought to be bad people. My father's grade school teachers tried to convert him into being right handed. He resisted! Good old Link, however, may have been buckled.
Let us nonetheless lament this insidious change made by the Wii to our hero of Hyrule.
Link as a righty on the Wii
Lefty on the GameCube
Lefty on the Nintendo 64
Lefty on the SNES
Lefty on the NES
Lefty on the DS
Way to oppress my people, Nintendo.
Seriously, though, the fact that Link is a lefty in the 2009 DS game The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks proves Nintendo knows, collectively, deep down inside, that Link is left-handed. It's just a Wii thing.