Random: A Novelisation For Zelda: A Link To The Past Had A Very Different Name For Link

Image: @HistoryofHyrule

The Legend of Zelda franchise has seen its fair share of adaptations over the years. One of the most recognisable (and one of few that is still in print to this day) is the manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

In lesser-known circles, the game also happened to receive a novelisation in Japan by author Katsuyuki Ozaki. It was part of the Futabasha Fantasy Novel Series and took some liberties with some of the franchise’s more well known aspects. You can check out the full novel over on Internet Archive, but keep in mind that the majority of the book is in Japanese text.

As reported by Twitter account and original uploader @HistoryofHyrule via the website History of Hyrule, the novel had a very different name for Link. Are you ready for it..?


Yeah, see for yourself if you don’t believe us.

It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as ‘Link’, does it? “The Hero of Hyrule, Paul…” Yeah, no. We’re not too sure why the author went with this name in particular, but we’re just going to assume it sounded the most appealing.

Nevertheless, we love seeing little nuggets of history like this, and we’ll be keeping a close eye on what else crops up via the History of Hyrule website.

Be sure to let us know if you own any unique pieces of history from The Legend of Zelda franchise. Have you come across anything weird or out-of-place? Leave a comment down below!

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