Last week (December 8th), Nintendo released the second DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild… The Champions’ Ballad. The release was announced at the Game Awards, and following that show, Nintendo caught up with Eiji Aonuma (Producer) and Hidemaro Fujibayashi (Director) in order to discuss that DLC.
The interview is currently available only via the News feature on the Nintendo Switch, so for those of you who are interested in it but don’t have access to the console or the internet right now, we transcribed it below.
The first part of the interview was published last week, and we thought that the following parts would be published on a weekly basis… but instead, Nintendo went and published all remaining parts at once! In this post, you will find Part 5 (the final one)!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champions’ Ballad Interview – Part 1
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champions’ Ballad Interview – Part 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champions’ Ballad Interview – Part 3
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champions’ Ballad Interview – Part 4
Nintendo: Mr Fujibayashi, thank you for providing tips for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild news channel. Could you give a brief rundown of how players can benefit from this channel?
Fujibayashi: Of course. Some of these articles provide items you can use in-game, so it lets players test out the tips right away. A funny example is the article that distributed eggs. If you tried to redeem the item at the wrong location, they’d fall from the sky and break. Normally, we make sure you can retrieve the distributed items, but we thought it was funny that they’ll break if you’re not in water… so we distributed them as is. There’s no limit to the number of times you can redeem the items, so try it as much as you like!
Nintendo: We were wondering about those eggs! And finally, I would like to ask a very important question. (pauses) Why does the Yiga Clan love bananas so much?
Fujibayashi: (laughs) This is actually a secret that hasn’t been told yet. As mentioned in the main story, the Yiga Clan used to be members of the Sheikah tribe, and between you and me, the Sheikah tribe apparently liked bananas ten thousand years ago. There’s actually a scene that proves this in DLC Pack 2. It’s a secret where this location is at, but if you do manage to find it, it gives players a fun nod from ten thousand years ago. However, it’s still a mystery why they specifically love bananas so much.
Nintendo: I am honestly surprised to get such a deep answer from such a casual question.
Aonuma: I was also wondering “Why Bananas?”, but it’s still a mystery to me, too.
Nintendo: I see (laughs). Assuming this mystery will not be solved anytime soon, that’s it for today. Mr Aonuma and Mr. Fujibayashi, thank you again for making time for us!
Aonuma & Fujibayashi: Thank you very much.
Source: News (Nintendo Switch)