John Hammond famously quipped his catchphrase “spared no expense” a number of time’s in 1993’s blockbuster hit Jurassic Park, and it would seem that that quote really inspired some of Nintendo’s big wigs during development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sitting down for an interview with IGN, series producer Eiji Aonuma and series creator Shigeru Miyamoto sat down and discussed Breath of the Wild at length, and offered up this tidbit when talking about how Link interacts with the world around him:

“Some horses are a little bit stronger and a little harder to catch. Some are easier to tame. Another thing is the sound of the hooves. A dedicated animal designer and a programmer focused diligently on those fine details. The sound of hooves matches the animation of the horse galloping, which really enhances the riding experience.” — Eiji Aonuma

I, for one, couldn’t help but smile at Aonuma’s mixture of pride and sheepishness when he revealed this detail. It really makes you appreciate the scope of the world and how much effort Nintendo has put into crafting a unforgettable landscape. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: IGN

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  • ravenpoop

    Another thing I want to applaud is how accurate the movements for both horse and rider are. Like how Link bounces when his horse is in a trot, or even the little things like the lip wiggling the horses sometimes do. I also love that they’re using non-stock vocalizations and body language for the horses that are more realistic (such as head tossing when the horse starts to act up).

  • Rockypockypuff

    Oh and the different touches such as feathering on the hooves is something I just love on them?

  • Shado Cat

    Omg the horses are amazing in this game. They’re so lifelike in their body language and mannerisms. Their movement when they run is fantastic. I’m an equestrian and I’ve spent a lot of time around horse watching them. These are some of the most amazing horses I’ve ever seen.

  • Great_Scott

    It’s the details that make a work of art a masterpiece. I’m so very much looking forward to this game. 🙂

  • Hylian Terrier

    It’s so awesome how accurate the horses are. In everything. These little details are going to make the game awesome.

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  • The Hero of Rhyme

    I hope the sounds aren’t too different on the Wii U version

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