Hailing from The Legend of Zelda series, Link is a guest character in the Nintendo GameCube version of Soul Calibur II. Namco has recently announced that he will be making a comeback this year on January 1st along with guest character Heihachi. Nintendo has given the rights to Link to Namco so that they can make this joyous reveal occur.
In an interview with Soulcalibur producer Masaki Hoshino, we asked him about the thought process of purchasing the rights for Link to return to fight Soul Edge.
"Well, we have received lots of disappointing feedback that he won't be in the remake. We listened to your complaints and we wanted what is best for our fan base."
With that being said, we look forward to the release of Soulcalibur II HD Online, August 27 2013. Come join the quest for Soul Edge and see each warrior's story unfold for PS3 and Xbox 360.