Zelda: Breath of the Wild sales boosted by 50% in the UK as Switch stock slowly returns to stores
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild maintained strong positioning on the UK charts. As mentioned yesterday, it was the sixth best-selling individual game for the week of March 25, and the tenth best-seller on the all formats chart.
According to GamesIndustry, sales of Zelda experienced a 50 percent boost. The site attributes that to Switch stock, as “units begin to trickle their way back into retailers”.
Thanks to Arison for the tip.
Player sends Link gliding over 7,500 meters during 22-minute flight in Zelda: Breath of the Wild
One mini-game in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tasks you with gliding as far as you can. Players are now trying to come up with inventive ways of extending their run and going for the world record.
In a new run, one person used Link’s paraglider to travel 7,616 meters across Hyrule. This was done in 22 minutes, as shown in the video below. It wasn’t easy, and some tricks were used – such as using bomb arrows and the wind as well as plenty of potions to restore Link’s stamina.
The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – bonus session
A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo produced the special Zelda: Breath of the Wild video series showcasing the game’s creation. Today, a special bonus episode went live. Members of the Zelda team discuss their favorite characters, locations, and shrines, and then share a special message. Check it out below.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild devs on starting out with 10 people, showing Miyamoto the 2D prototype, Great Plateau made first, more
IGN caught up with Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art director Satoru Takizawa to discuss the game’s creation in greater depth. Some interesting comments were shared about the game’s development. Fujibayashi, Dohta, and Takizawa talked about starting out with a small team, the 2D prototype, making The Great Plateau first, and more.
You can find a summary we’ve done below. For the full piece, head on over to IGN here.
A look at all amiibo outfits in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has several outfits to collect by scanning amiibo. Photos have since popped up showing off every single one – including two that can’t actually be obtained just yet. Continue on below for the full set.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s initial Shrines have a secret message
Fans have come across a new Easter egg of sorts in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. By piecing together results from the first four Shrines, it would seem that the game has a hidden message. We’ve placed the image past the break just to be safe with spoilers.
Video: Get easy rupees in Zelda: Breath of the Wild by taking advantage of a mini-game
Like other Zelda games, various mini-games are scattered throughout the world in Breath of the Wild. One of these provides 300 rupees for getting the best possible result. Head past the break for more.
GameStop: Switch seeing “incredibly strong” demand, Zelda has near one-to-one attach rate
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GameStop has once again commented on the performance of Switch. Speaking with investors today, COO Tony Bartel spoke about how there is “incredibly strong” demand for the system.
On the software front, Switch is also doing well. Consumers appear to be buying lots of games, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild almost has a one-to-one attach rate.
“The demand is incredibly strong for this. As soon as we get it into our stores, it’s out within hours. So we anticipate we’re going to be chasing supply this entire year.”
“The other thing is, every game that’s out there, to have over a five and a half attach rate to this, signifies that a lot of people are finding this a great platform and they’re picking up any games that they can. I mean, we have almost a one-to-one attach of Zelda.”
Video: A Guardian and Stone Talus get into a fight in Zelda: Breath of the Wild
All sorts of crazy shenanigans can happen in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Tristan Cooper captured one such amazing moment, in which a Guardian and Stone Talus duke it out. As you’ll see below, the Guardian couldn’t stand up to its foe in the end.
A Guardian and a Stone Talus got into a fight and this might be the greatest game ever made pic.twitter.com/AMkTcPepoT
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) March 21, 2017
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe Edition guide pushed back to April 11, will have a second printing
Piggyback prepared three guides for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Two launched alongside the game, but the extra special one – the Deluxe Edition – was last planned for release at the end of next week. Unfortunately, it’s now been delayed slightly.
Piggyback wrote on Twitter that fans have been showing an “extraordinary” response to the final guide. The first print run has been doubled and a second printing is planned, resulting in a delay. April 11 is the new date.
A statement Piggyback shared on Twitter reads:
“A sincere thank you everyone who ordered the deluxe edition to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide. The response from fans has been so extraordinary, we have doubled our first print run! Because these books are handcrafted, the increase will slightly delay production. To ensure every fan around the world gets to enjoy it at the same time, it was necessary to push back the release date slightly to 11 April. If you missed out on this first round, don’t worry! We have already begun planning a second printing of the deluxe edition. We can’t wait to share this beautifully crafted book with you and know you will find it an invaluable companion on your journey through Hyrule!”