He also asked how many playable characters, and got no answer. Why did he even accept any interviews?
When Nintendo teased a sequel to Breath of the Wild at the end of yesterday’s Direct, it left everyone with one big question: Can you play as Zelda? Legendary series producer Eiji Aonuma knows the answer. He’s just not saying.kotaku.com
So it seems playable Zelda and even coop or AI companion is still a possibility.