Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Game Informer features (#10: Princess Zelda)

As announced the other day, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is on the cover of Game Informer this month, which means the game is getting month-long online coverage on the magazine’s website. There will be various features, covering the following topics:

  • how the game truly re-examines the Zelda formula
  • plenty of details about the new dungeons
  • what’s in store for the future of 2D Zelda games
  • Eiji Aonuma’s favorite Zelda games
  • and more…

For the latest update, Game Informer take a closer look at everything we know about Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The article begins with a quote from Eiji Aonuma, who explains that it’s “really important for the players to feel like they are Link”.

The reason for that is that, apparently, feeling like you’re the main character is a very important element in the game. Basically, deep involvement is necessary to feel a deeper relationship with the characters:

So that deep involvement is necessary to feel a deeper relationship with the characters. Especially when Link is growing, or the characters are growing, and can feel that growth with them, then you will feel an even closer relationship with them.”

Regarding Zelda, Aonuma reiterated that her crying in the trailer was just them chosing an “extreme” segment for the trailer. Zelda has different sides, and evokes different emotions, and you will have to play the game to witness them yourself.

Eiji Aonuma reveals that, at one point in the game, Zelda gets mad at you and scolds you. However, it’s not guaranteed that all players will get to see that particular bit, depending on how they tackle their adventure (especially if they progress through the game too quickly):

This is a little bit of a secret, but Zelda will actually get mad at you at Breath of the Wild. She will scold you. Since this game is open, players will be able to play at their own will, and it’s a very freestyle type of playing, I can’t guarantee every player will see it. Especially if they are heading toward the goal a little too quickly, then they may miss these things – like Zelda getting mad at you – but if you walk around in the world and if you encounter different environments and elements, then these are things you will probably experience.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U, Switch) comes out on March 3rd, worldwide.

Source: Game Informer



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