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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have a dedicated section in its menu where users can change a few different settings in the game. Players can enable or disable amiibo support, modify different aspects of camera controls, change the jump button and positioning of the mini map, and more. The full look at the options is shown above,

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Back in July last year, we first got confirmation that a Link Nendoroid from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was in the works. Now, first images of the actual figure have turned up. As per usual, the Nendoroid is customisable, can be arranged in various poses and comes with several accessories, including various weapons, a Sheikah Slate, a cowl for Link to wear and a horse for him to ride on. Take a look:

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A bunch of French interviews with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma popped over the past few days pertaining to Breath of the Wild. One of these was with Gamekult. While we published a summary at the time, we now have a complete translation thanks to the hard work done by Nintendo Everything reader Kyrio.

With the translation, there’s a better understanding as to what Aonuma said about certain subjects, such as testing done for the game. We also have his comments about topics like coming to an agreement with Shigeru Miyamoto about the essence of Zelda. Honestly, this is one of the more interesting interviews with Aonuma in quite some time, so it’s definitely worth a read.

Continue on below for our full translation.

Jirard Khalil, otherwise known as The Completionist, has put up his own interview with Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The two touched on topics like development, sidequests, and the freedom the game allows. Watch the full interview below.

Nintendo has shared a new piece of concept art from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The image, pictured above, may look familiar. The building was previously shown in Zelda’s trailer from December.

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It’s well known at this point that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild begins with Link not having memories. In the game world, 100 years have passed by the time you’re able to control the character.

Link’s memory loss appears to have a greater importance to the overall gameplay than some would have initially thought. Since some folks may consider the next bit of information to be spoiler-related, head past the break if you’d like to learn more.

Once again, another Zelda: Breath of the Wild-focused interview with series producer Eiji Aonuma is online. Gamekult was able to ask the developer about various topics, ranging from the physics engine to Monolith Soft’s role.

We have a summary after the break. However, we’ll also be looking to eventually provide a native translation of the interview, since some parts of the discussion just aren’t clear without knowledge of French.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the first time that a game in the franchise features true voice acting, and Nintendo is going all out in this department. Series producer informed Gamekult that all cut-scenes will be voiced. Originally, it sounds like only the major cut-scenes were going to have voiceover.

Aonuma also spoke about how previous Zelda games didn’t feature voice acting. Other characters were left silent since Link never talks, and it seemed strange that everyone would speak except for him.

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Interviews with Eiji Aonuma continue to surface. Jeuxvideo, another French outlet, posted an interview with the Zelda series about producer today.

Aonuma touched on topics such as initial plans for the Wii U GamePad as well as working with Switch. A summary of the interview can be found below.

– Again keeping quiet on timeline placement
– For clues, remember the voice of the women who says the world has suffered many battles against Ganon
– The team wanted to create something it never had before
– Because of this, Nintendo decided to make a bigger Zelda game
– Then tried to find ways to make the world interesting
– They decided to start working with the assets from Wind Waker as ground to reach the anime style they were aiming at.
– While he played, studied and took inspirations from games like Skyrim / GTA / The Witcher 3
– However, Aonauma stresses that the Zelda touch being part of all Zelda games is more important
– His teams are more “serious” that him and when he brings such ideas they would tell him that they need to do something more original or even better or more Zeldaish
– From a technical standpoint, it didn’t take a long time to create the game
– Development choices, such as making an open world, is what took so long along with ambitious plans
– Since it was originally planned for Wii U, the team thought it’d be funny if Link had a tablet similar to the GamePad
– Modified some elements of gameplay when Switch arrived
– Ex: could no longer use dual screens with the GamePad
– Tablet aspect of the game was reduced due to Switch
– Aonuma not talking DLC; says that if it were to happen, it would be after the game releases, so nothing to share right now
– Working with Switch went well, and porting Zelda over went faster than expected
– He and his dev teams are far from mastering the Switch’s hardware
– The Sheikah Slate was supposed to symbolize the GamePad, but was abandoned when the Switch version came into the picture
– The idea was that the tablet would talk to you
– When playing on the TV, the GamePad would display information and the tablet would speak
– Ultimately felt that the GamePad was out of place

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“In Zelda: Breath of the Wild, how did you get the idea to make the nature the focus of the game?”

Nintendo of France has started to put out a series of videos with Eiji Aonuma about Breath of the Wild. Fans were able to submit questions to the Zelda producer, the first of which asks why nature is the focus of the game.

Aonuma’s response was as follows:

“The Zelda series has always told the evolution of Link in his world. At the start of the game, he’s not very strong, but little by little, he will gain power. The reason why the games takes place in very natural environments is that it seemed to suit those kinds of stories, and this time, nature has taken a bigger role. It’s an execution choice, as you are free of your movements and you will travel a lot. We had to make a gigantic world with great plains, to give players a feel of total immersion, and that’s why we worked a lot on the animation, ambient sounds, and nature sounds, to get a better feel of the different environments.”


We should be seeing more answers from Aonuma over the next few days.

Massive thanks to LuigiBlood for the native translation.

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