Category: Breath of the Wild

ReDeads. They’ve been present in just about every 3D Zelda title, to varying degrees of creepiness. One scream is all it takes to petrify both Link and the player, but they were noticeably absent in Breath of the Wild. In fact, there was a lack of any creepy area in the game (if you don’t count the whole map as being creepy). This got me thinking, where could Nintendo take ReDeads next? Of course, it all depends heavily on the art style of…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…

Recurring races throughout the Zelda franchise helps keep the games familiar to the players. If you come across a Goron, or a Zora, you know you’re playing Zelda game, and are even sure to see some sort of fire and/or water themed dungeons and puzzles. Breath of the Wild brought back the Rito, who have until then only been seen in The Wind Waker. A lot of players really liked that, and it even inspired some debate about how the Zora and the Rito could coexist in one…

Nintendo today released a video showcasing a professionally constructed Hyrule Castle built entirely in Minecraft. The castle is based on the Breath of the Wild variant and was constructed by Microsoft-certified group “Team Kyo”. They describe it as “Hyrule Castle before the disaster” referring to its state before the Great Calamity in Breath of the Wild. When asked how they went about this mammoth construction, the team replied: “By referring to the screenshots and official materials taken in the game, we created…

There are two types of people when starting a new file in a Zelda game. There are the purists that insist on always naming the hero Link, and those who like to be creative, and choose something different. Even in Twilight Princess there is the option to name Epona something different as well. But which of these two types of people are you? For me, I like to keep it simple, and name my file Link– and Epona for Twilight…

I awoke early in the morning to the lapping of the cool water from our pool caressing my skin. I turned to find my brother, Sidon snoozing peacefully at the surface of the water, with tiny ripples spreading out around him.  I sighed peacefully and wondered what he was dreaming about. I gently kissed his head and then waded out and started to get ready for the day. Father had told me last night that he was ready to discuss…

Throughout its long and twisting history, The Legend of Zelda series has had a somewhat bumpy relationship with magic spells. Ocarina of Time featured three. Farore’s Wind, Din’s Fire, and Nayru’s Love, all designed as obtainable items. Compare this to a more recent title such as Skyward Sword, and you’ll notice a distinct lack of magic spells. Should spells and magic be brought back in a future Zelda title, and if so, what could they do? Of course, we could go down paths well traveled and…

On April 25th, VR functionality will be added to Breath of the Wild via Nintendo Labo’s VR Kit, which launched late last week. In order to brace fans for virtual reality’s imminent arrival within the latest Zelda title, Nintendo and Breath of the Wild technical director Takuhiro Dohta recently shared a wealth of information about the game’s VR functionality on the official Zelda website. Dohta explains how players can enable VR in Breath of the Wild after a free update…

Welcome back to your bi-weekly summary of everything Zelda speedrunning! Don’t worry, this week we’re talking about actual speedruns (pardon my poor attempt at an April Fools last week), and we’ve got quite a bit to catch up on, including the games list for Summer Games Done Quick, and a brand new glitch in Breath of the Wild (yes, another one). Now Playing A brand new exploit has been found within Breath of the Wild. It stems from an even larger umbrella of glitches known as Apparatus…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…