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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Zelda sequels are rather rare. That’s especially so when it comes to 3D Zeldas. We do know of one major sequel pattern which took place during the N64 era, when Nintendo first released Zelda: Ocarina of Time and followed that up by building upon it for Majora’s Mask.

Based on that, Majora’s Mask may come to mind when thinking about the next Zelda game for Switch. However, series producer Eiji Aonuma says there isn’t much influence there.

Earlier in the week, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was updated to version 1.6.0. As we know, the main highlight was the addition of Nintendo Labo VR Kit support. However, that apparently wasn’t all, as we’re hearing that performance was improved.

Entering Shrines appears to have received a noticeable improvement. Comparisons indicate that loading was reduced by as much as five seconds.

Below are a couple of comparisons:

A new update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now available. As of today, Nintendo is offering version 1.6.0.

Today’s update adds in support for the Nintendo Labo VR Kit. For the full patch notes, continue on below.

As an interesting aside from the traditional news cycle, Nintendo has shared a new video that features a version of Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild built entirely within Minecraft.

According to a translation presented on Resetera, this is intended to show how the famous castle appeared before Ganon and disaster struck within the game. In addition, the build was apparently put together by a “certified” team over at Microsoft, showing even more relations between them and Nintendo.

Those interested can check out the video below.

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Next week, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will receive VR support via an update, to be played with the recently released Nintendo Labo VR set. Today, Nintendo published a blog post on their website in which the game’s Technical Director, Takuhiro Dohta, talks about the inclusion of VR.

Here’s the blog post in full:

Hello, you beautiful Shy Guys and Shy Girls! This week on NEP, please excuse Oni’s sick voice… BUT! The gang has several great discussions you’ll want to hear. This includes Best Buy leaking games allegedly via their website, which Galen provides some extra insight on, as he used to be a terrible employee back in the day. We then discuss Labo VR and muse over what future ways Labo could be used (Oni freaks over Metroid). We then get a little heavy as we find ourselves talking about the games industry and publishers capitalizing on the social phenomenon of FOMO.

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Have you ever wanted to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild without the cel-shading look? While that isn’t possible under normal circumstances, one modder has made it possible.

YouTuber Arkh Longstride has modded Breath of the Wild on PC with graphical tweaks and optimizations that spiff up the performance. As part of this, the cel-shading is turned off. Reflections and smoke are also improved in this version, while also increasing the action to 60 frames per second.

Here’s a look:

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Nintendo has announced that Zelda from Breath of the Wild will be receiving a brand new Nendoroid. The first concept art image can be found above. At this time, a release window has not been confirmed.

Zelda won’t be the only Nendoroid from Breath of the Wild. Link has been featured, as has the Guardian enemy – both are out now.

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Last year, Nintendo held a concert for The Legend of Zelda in Japan. The company has now posted a video showcasing highlights from the Breath of the Wild segment. Check it out below.

Last year, Zelda: Breath of the Wild received a soundtrack release in Japan. It was packed with a few goodies, including a booklet containing a special interview. Sound designer Hajime Wakai along with composers Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, and Soshi Abe had plenty to say about the game’s music.

You can find our full translation of the discussion below. The four team members commented on why it was decided to mix up the usual Zelda music formula and how the direction was ultimately settled upon, creating specific character themes, bringing back classic themes in a new way, and much more.