Category: Breath of the Wild

The mask transformations in Majora’s Mask allow Link to embody the spirit of the mask before they died, to the point that characters mistaken Link for the spirit whose appearance he has taken after. The Fierce Deity mask can only be obtained by acquiring all of the other masks first, allowing Link to take on the form of a powerful warrior that, according to Eiji Aonuma, embodies “the memories of all of the people of Termina,” effectively making him the…

Breath of the Wild is a remarkable game with how much freedom it has; not just in terms of exploration, but even down to how one approaches solving puzzles. It’s safe to say that no playthrough of the game will go exactly the same way for most people. In a new interview published by Nintendo, developers of Breath of the Wild sat down to talk about designing the game with players in mind. In this interview, art director Satoru Takizawa,…

Among the many questions still surrounding Breath of the Wild‘s newly-announced sequel, we still don’t know if the new title will utilize the map of its predecessor or a completely new map. We do know, however, that Nintendo is currently looking to hire talented environment designers for this new game and that they are taking the search very seriously. Nintendo recently published an interview with three members of Breath of the Wild‘s environment team as part of the recruitment process,…

The one tribe that has been getting the most attention from Zelda theorists since the Breath of the Wild sequel’s initial announcement has been the Zonai tribe. This ancient and mysterious race of people has been the focal point in theories relating to Ganondorf, the Barbarian Armor set, and the Gerudo, just to name a few. From the looks of things, the lore of the Zonai is more intriguing than we could have ever thought. One such theory comes to…

We left early in the morning for Mount Lanayru. Zelda had changed into a pure white dress, adorned with golden jewels. The attire made her look much older and I realized that soon, my little bird would no longer be a child. As we neared the trail up the mountain, I wrapped my cloak around the princess so she would not catch cold.  “Not much longer now,” I said, mounting my horse again and riding next to her. “I shall…

There are few moments as peaceful and beautiful as sitting to watch the sun rise in a video game. I remember reverently waiting for dawn to break over the tranquil waters of Lake Hylia in Ocarina of Time. I was so entranced, watching the night sky yield to the palest cornflower blue, that I entirely missed my shot at getting the fire arrows. There are plenty of times while playing when I have disengaged from the overarching story just to…

I’ve covered The Legend of Zelda news for almost five years now, and in that time, I’ve seen more rumors than I can possibly hope to count. Something about Nintendo’s tentpole fantasy series attracts off-the-wall predictions, unverified leaks, and outright hoaxes, as fans clamor for and cling to any new information on the next Zelda adventure. And that’s one reason why this job is so much fun! Seeing the passion of the fanbase explode with each new release cycle fuels…

Prior to Nintendo’s E3 Direct this year, Zelda fans were predicting that, alongside the Link’s Awakening remake’s release date, we’d also get some new amiibo. My hope was that we’d get multiple, but if we were to only get one, I wanted it to be a Marin amiibo. What we got is yet another Link amiibo instead, with no news on whether there will be any other Link’s Awakening amiibo in the future. So right now, this is a bit…

A year had passed since we laid my dear friend to rest. In that time, the Yiga Clan had risen to be a greater threat, and my concern for Zelda continued to grow. After much consideration, I chose to travel to Hyrule to pay a visit to old friends. I took the necessary precautions of preparing my soldiers for a potential attack in my absence. “Lady Urbosa, the troops are prepared. Our people will be safe,” Ateir, one of the…

One of Breath of the Wild‘s greatest strengths is its ability to keep players immersed in its massive world. With every area a lush sandbox to explore and with new points of interest always over the horizon, it’s no wonder that Breath of the Wild has been praised for its achievements in game design. The top minds behind the title’s brilliant map and world designs recently shared about the philosophies and goals that drove their work in a new interview…