In a recent interview with IGN, Eiji Aonuma revealed that the bracelet worn by Link in the above picture will have a very important role to play in the game. He stated that the item “…ties into Link’s ability to become a picture.” Presumably, the bracelet is the artifact that gives him this special power, but Aonuma goes on to say that the bracelet continues to have an active role in the story throughout the game. Is it possible Link may lose it at some point, depriving him of the ability to walk on walls as a painting?
The game’s attractive box art was recently revealed, focusing on the Master Sword standing among ruins as Link’s picture-self looks on. A Link Between Worlds will launch on November 22nd with a retail price of 39.99. Text of Aonuma’s comments appears below.
“The bracelet is a very important item that he gets at the beginning of the adventure, and it’s something that’s really important throughout the course of the adventure. I don’t want to give away too much, because it will spoil a lot of the fun, but let’s just say that it ties into Link’s ability to become a picture.”