This week again, Nintendo published a blog post about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the official blog of the Legend of Zelda portal in Japan. This time, the post was written by Manabu Takehara, who was in charge of Structural Design, and worked on the design of towns and buildings.
He starts by explaining that the various characters have different lifestyles, depending on where they live, and so there’s also quite a lot of variation when it comes to house interior.
For example, here’s the house of three female characters:
- Paya’s room. Its design is quite homogeneous, with plum trees decorations. There’s also a hand mirror. It’s a pretty “feminine”, yet rather plain, room;
- Riju’s room. There’s quite a lot of plushed animals, similar to those you find in crane game machines… pretty cute, isn’t it? At the back at the room, you can find a statue related to her ancestors;
- Purah’s room. There’s a blackboard covered in writing. It shows she’s a genius that simply cannot see what’s around her when she’s deep in concentration.
If you’ve already played the game, you’ve probably came across diaries, that can be found in the house of some of the characters. Reading those is pretty important, as those diaries contain useful information, and even some tips.
If you pay attention, you may even get to see signs of actual human relationships between characters. Take Cado and Rola from Kakariko Village for example. They used together, but they’re now separated. If you take a look at their room, you will find something similar…
Cado simply looooves Cuccos, and so there’s plenty of pictures of them on the walls. He also happens to be quite skilled with the bow, and so you can find his favourite bows on the wall, too.
If you take a close look, you can find something rather interesting… That’s right, there’s some Higanbana (also known as red spider lily in English) in both house. In fact, it’s the only two houses in the game with those flowers!
By the way, Higanbana in flower language (Hanakotoba) represents “Never to meet again / Lost memory / Abandonment”. Those two characters are pretty clumsy, which makes Manabu Takehara wonder if the day will ever come when they finally make up and start seeing each other again…