Nintendo fans have spotted a well-hidden hint that a female version of Link may appear in the upcoming 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors.
The hack-and-slash spin-off's original Wii U edition already features a vast range of characters from the Legend of Zelda series, but an all-new female Link - named Linkle - was previously considered for the game.
Concept artwork for her was published in Hyrule Warrior's official art book, and shows her holding a red/silver bow.
It is just visible lying in the final character screen, in amongst all the other familiar faces.
This would be the first official appearance of a female Link, although the Hyrule Warriors game is not considered to be part of the official Zelda canon. A gender-swapped Link is a mainstay in Legend of Zelda cosplay and fanart, however.
Had she been included in the game's Wii U version, the Hyrule Warriors art book states Linkle would be explained as a "little sister-like" Link, and possibly just a sibling to the main hero.
Perhaps we'll find out more at E3 next week.