Today’s The Legend of Zelda news: some The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild news, but also…
- Monolith Soft (Kyoto) x Imagica Digitalscape (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
- Official merchandise
- Nendoroid Link – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Ver.
- First 4 Figures
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Yesterday, Nintendo of Europe teased something Zelda related on its social media accounts, and it turns out it was for… a rather peculiar feature about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Eiji Aonuma was recently in Europe for a press tour, and it looks like he took some time off to visit… but also play around, believing he was Link, it seems! You can check out the feature by clicking here!
If you want something a bit more… conventional, IGN uploaded yesterday their video interview with Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto. In this one, the two creators talk about “secrets to come, mystery supporting characters, animal design, and the finer details that went into Link’s big, new adventure”. Sound exciting, doesn’t it?
Here’s the interview:
Monolith Soft (Kyoto) x Imagica Digitalscape (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is by far one of the biggest (if not the biggest) game has ever created, both in term of scope (game world) than development (development team, budget). When the game finally comes out, in exactly one month, we will finally know exactly who worked on the game, especially the various support studios (Monolith Kyoto, 1-Up Studios, etc.).
Yesterday, the one and only Shikamaru Ninja found out that Monolith Soft (Kyoto) and Imagica Digitalscape actually collaborated (and are still collaboration, apparently) to assist in the creation of 3DCG for the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Both companies have previously assisted in the development of several Zelda games.
Source: Shikamaru Ninja (NeoGAF)
Yesterday, Merchoid revealed their latest range of official merchandise The Legend of Zelda merchandise, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Launch Collection. There’s several t-shirts and hoodies, that all feature official artwork from the game.
Due to the usual deadlines for production, it’s no surprise that Merchoid ended up using the same pre-E3 2016 artworks for their t-shirts and hoodies, and not one of those revealed back in January (such as the one featuring Zelda).
The t-shits and hoodies from that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Launch Collection cost:
- Hoodies: £44.99/€54,99/$54.99
- t-shirts: from £18.99/€24,99/$24.99
Interested? You can find the full collection (along with other bits of official The Leegend of Zelda merchandise from Merchoid) on this page!
Here’s plenty of pictures:
Nendoroid Link – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Ver.
A few days ago, Good Smile Company began taking pre-orders for their latest Nendoroid figure for Link, based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If you live outside Japan, but still want to pre-order it, both editions are now available for pre-order on Play-Asia: regular and DX. Here’s the link for both:
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First 4 Figures
First 4 Figures are known for their high-quality figures and statues. It’s actually thanks to The Legend of Zelda that they became famous, and more precisely the very first figure they made: Fierce Deity Link, from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
Earlier this week, Zelda Universe published an interview with Alex Davis (co-owner and Creative Director) and Tsoek “Chockles” Cheung (PR manager), where the pair explains how they got to work with Nintendo (and how it literally changed the fate of the company), the process of making a figure (from start to finish), why First 4 Figures has moved towards increasingly more pricey figures/statues, and more.
Click here to check out the (pretty lengthy) interview!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U, Switch) comes out on March 3rd, worldwide.