Category: Zelda News

Defenders of the Triforce is an escape room type scenario based on the Zelda franchise for those of you who don’t know. However, should you live in Calgary, Edmonton, or Ottawa then congratulations because tickets are going up in just a couple of hours. The official Defenders of the Triforce account posted a tweet yesterday at 8 PM saying: #SCRAPZelda tickets for Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa are going on sale at 7am PST, 10am EST tomorrow! Get ready! If you live…

As you may know, the video series titled “The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” showcases the game’s creators discussing certain aspects of the game. This time, the team has assembled for a bonus session, where they talk about their favorite characters, food, places and shrines. At the end, each of them also includes a message for the players. The fact they put a lot of effort into making this game is apparent in their special…

The 2D prototype that the Breath of the Wild team created was used as a test in order explore new ideas and implement them in a simple way. Then, from there, they brought them over into a 3D world. This big testing area, the first part of the game created, eventually became The Great Plateau. “The Great Plateau ended up being a culmination of what we wanted to include in the game to see if it’s really going to pan out,”…

From the very beginning, the Breath of the Wild team’s beginning concept was a huge, open world. However, the game’s sense of discovery was not created until “the end of the game’s experimentation phase.” Before this, the team built a second prototype to display the game and get feedback. Based on this, they made a few decisions that left them with what we have today. “A lot of the ideas that weren’t very popular or that didn’t make it, a lot…

While discussing many different aspects of Breath of the Wild’s development with IGN, Director Satoru Takizawa described the process through which ideas were vetted and improved. In order to view everyone’s ideas and art, they would post everything to an online bulletin board. “It almost worked like an internal social media where instead of a like button we used rupees,” Takezawa explained, “and if people liked the idea, they would put rupees into it. And so it provided different ideas not…

Before Breath of the Wild became what it is now, in the development process, a 2D prototype was used.  In an interview with IGN, Takuhiro Dohta described the initial concept that began the production for the game: “When I became involved, the only thing that had really been decided at that point was that the game field was going to be huge and then, Mr. Aonuma said ‘okay, we got that…where should we go from there?’” Going from there, the team decided…

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently spoke with IGN regarding one of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s signature enemies, the Guardian Stalker (although it’s more commonly referred to as just “Guardian”). When Nintendo showed off the first Breath of the Wild teaser at E3 2014, the internet was ablaze with speculation regarding this new baddie. Many, including myself, likened it to some sort of Octorok. As it turns out, Guardians are some what a modern day version of the Octorok. Drawing heavy…

Just when you think you know Zelda, you see Ganondorf wearing a Metallica t-shirt. Seriously. In a recent interview with IGN, Breath of the Wild game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art director Satoru Takizawa talked at length about the creation aspect of the game and the trial and error process they went through to get the final product. Among the most interesting, and frankly bizarre, bits of brainstorming were what they called “Hyrule Wars” and “Zelda…

It is a known fact the game’s development team was well-staffed, as it would have to be to create such an amazing expansive Hyrule. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi states each team at Nintendo takes a different approach to development. He said, “Even with the Zelda franchise, it’s different. For example, Breath of the Wild started with less than 10 people.” A small team helped flesh out ideas for the game for about a year; a prototype was…

Warning: Spoilers ahead. As you play through Breath of the Wild, you may have seen that there are a few wild horses roaming the fields. You can tame these animals and make them your beloved partner on your adventure, making travel a lot easier. Now, there are some unique horse that you can find on your quest that can be tamed and registered but others cannot. Thankfully, BeardBear on YouTube has provided us with a video showing the different horse…