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That's NOT Link, well...that's what Aonuma implies




Check guys --Isamisa (talk) 01:38, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Development period

This Game has been in development for 4 years now does this make this title 'the game with the longest development time' in the entire franchise? if so should we put it in the trivia?--0551E80Y (talk) 16:15, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

We would need a citation for this information, as well as citations for the development periods of the other games. I seem to recall that SS took something like 5 years, so this length of time isn't anything special. - TonyT S C 22:57, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
According to the SS article the development started in 2007 with an interview with Miyamoto during E3 of that year, He didn't say at that stage that a new game was being developed for the Wii after TP but he did left a hint of potential for one then. The article sees that as part of the development period or rather the start of it so according to its article, Skyward sword's time of development from the start to its release date in November 2011 was 4 years, 4 months... roughly. As of this comment's time stamp; Zelda Wii U just past the 4 year development mark and its release date won't be til 2016. In November this year, this title will surpass the development time of skyward sword making it longer then that game to make. But i get what you mean about the other games' development periods i'll have to research that.--0551E80Y (talk) 10:05, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
How do we know Zelda Wii U has been in development for 4 years? Miyamoto mentioning that Nintendo is planning on making an HD The Legend of Zelda title does not mean they started development at that time. --SnorlaxMonster 11:24, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Because that is when the public found out if it was found out earlier or later or they revealed they've been working on it since spirit tracks or a link between worlds it would have changed i'm going by the article's description it claims that is when development began with the announcement of a new hd zelda game 4 years ago its under the development section so its part of the development period.--0551E80Y (talk) 14:56, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

New information to add about the game (READ IT GUYS)

Look (gonna coypy paste it):



This is how Aonuma responded when Famitsu asked how the development process was going:

“Busy. When we did Skyward Sword for the Wii, at the end stages of development, I was in charge of the characters’ dialogue and the in-game text. And, now as well, it’s like it was then. I had to work on text today, too. But, the game has really taken shape, and things have gotten easier. That means things are progressing well.”-Eiji Aonuma

In this next quote, Aonuma talks about how Ocarina of Time has always been the series' "secret sauce." He specifies they will be changing up the formula this time, which I'm guessing will please many fans. He puts emphasis on making "something new," just like how Ocarina of Time was something new when it released for the N64.

“I think the base of our secret sauce has always been Ocarina of Time. But this time, the change in flavor will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food. Perhaps, players will be surprised. Please look forward to it, because I think we’ll be able to make ‘something new’ like Ocarina of Time was.”-Eiji Aonuma

source: http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/aonuma-says-zelda-us-development-is-progressing-well-emphasizes-that-it-wil

NEWS #2:


Aonuma: While making the latest title for The Legend of Zelda, when I look at this remake, I feel like this is the origin point of the new title we’re making right now. After playing this game you may have some “Oh I see!” moments when playing the [upcoming] new game, so I’ll be glad if you play Twilight Princess HD while waiting in anticipation for the latest title of Legend of Zelda.

Famitsu: So I heard that the save data for this game that’s saved in the Wolf Link amiibo has some connections to the [upcoming] newest Legend of Zelda…

Aonuma: It’s not the save data itself, but “Part of the data saved in the Wolf Link amiibo can be brought over and used in the new title too”. For some people, when they play the new title, they might feel the urge to play Twilight Princess HD one more time."

You can read the whole thing here: http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/aonuma-zelda-u-will-make-people-want-to-replay-twilight-princess-hd-titles

--Isamisa (talk) 03:19, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

NX Release?

I've heard the game won't be coming out until the new system (supposedly called the NX?) is launched.

Anyone able to confirm this?

- Mugen Kagemaru 16:46, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Nope. I'm afraid we don't know any more than you do when it comes to its release (2016). - TonyT S C 17:09, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Shouldn't this game be called Zelda NX/Wii U?

It's no longer Zelda Wii U. Windwaker could be called Zelda Gamecube, Skyward Sword could be called Zelda Wii, But Twilight Princess is Zelda Gamecube/Wii —Preceding unsigned comment added by Editorguy117 (talk) 19:31, May 9, 2016‎

Nintendo will probably reveal the name of the game next month during E3, so let's just wait for the official name. Also, please don't forget to sign your posts with four tildes. - Chuck * (Talk) 05:22, 10 May 2016 (UTC)


There's MUCH more that I didn't add here, all kinds of information is here: http://zelda-informer.tumblr.com/ --Isamisa (talk) 03:04, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Timeline Placement

I've heard people writing that Aonuma confirmed the placement in the Child Timeline after TP, I can't see any source of it, if anyone can search for the timeline placement confirmation, I would be very thankful. --Isamisa (talk) 17:24, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

He hasn't confirmed anything. Just pointed to his t-shirt and said it was a hint. --Dorsal Axe (talk) 17:39, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
In Breath of the Wild there is a cutscene with Zelda saying the following, "Whether skyward bound, adrift in time, or steeped in the glowing embers of twilight...". The first two passages likely refer to Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time as they clearly mention one element from their game titles, skyward and time. The final passage mentions 'twilight' and if that pattern holds then this is referring to Twilight Princess. Although not confirmed by company sources this reference to 'twilight' seems to imply that Breath of the Wild takes place in the same timeline as Twilight Princess, the Child's Timeline. Tripodssj6 (talk) 19:37, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
The Japanese version adds (or "instead has" - not confirmed) references to The Wind Waker and A Link to the Past.
-Mugen Kagemaru (talk) 17:21, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
The book The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Master Works (not yet released in English) states (if translation from Japanese is correct) that “The kingdom of Hyrule has a long and storied past, where the events of one era may just be ancient myths in another. Since olden times, the land has repeatedly undergone periods of prosperity and decline, so much so that it is unknown whether the legends passed down are actually true, or simply fairy tales.” BotW takes place way over 10000 years after any other entry in the series, so right now it's impossible to place the game in any branch of the Timeline. Shouldn't be considered to put this info on the page? Leonardo faber (talk) 03:17, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
The fact that the game takes place at the end of the timeline is already stated on the page as it was already confirmed by the developers, so we don't really need fan translations to quote on that. - Chuck * (Talk) 18:41, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
actually, Nintendo has revealed that BoTW takes place at the end of all timelines. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/character/zelda/history/index.html go to the end of all of it. i know that it is the Japanese page, but Nintendo doesn't have a English page, and it is still easy to understand if you don't know Japanese (like me). Xbox920one (talk) 02:19, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

German inter wiki link

Could someone please add the German inter wiki link to this article? [[de:The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]] --Raltseye (talk) 20:32, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Release date

I am aware that Nintendo said in the past that it wasn't releasing until 2017 but recently (more recently than Nintendo said 2017) Amazon has listed it as coming out December 30 2016 is this legit? And if so we should change the article to reflect such. I would do it myself but I wanted to check with you guys first. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 2sheikah4 (talk) 10:27, 4 July 2016

It is not legitimate. Nintendo have revealed their business plan to release it alongside the NX in March. - TonyT S C 17:28, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
Those type of dates are used by online sites as placeholders when the release date is still unknown. - Chuck * (Talk) 18:25, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Amiibo functionality revealed

See Nintendo's Tumblr and this from Polygon. Gestrid (talk) 19:57, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Review Copies

Would these images (http://imgur.com/a/jo0Yn) released by people with review copies be considered leaks, since they're aloud to show this, but it's not officaly from Nintendo. Gopherdude12 (talk) 01:25, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Boxart (Wii U vs. Switch)

Here's the deal; recently the box art was switched from NA Switch to NA Wii U, under the following premise: "Because the game was originally referred too as Zelda Wii U, and is essentially the Zelda of the Wii U generation; the Wii U box art should be primary".

I personally think that while it is true that it was referred to as "Zelda Wii U" (was it ever called that by Nintendo, btw? Or was it a fan nickname?) I believe it's obvious that development focus/the main platform moved from Wii U to Switch at some point (see removal of gamepad exclusive features, optimization). Review copies sent out were Switch and, unlike Twilight Princes there's no easy indicator of main console like the flipped world (with flipped script and handedness and such). Heck, even the DLC bonus includes a shirt with the Switch logo.

Anyways, I think it should be returned to the Switch box art. Yeah. — Zero-ELEC (talk) 02:51, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

It's back to the Switch version, as it should be. It was a change done without any discussion when it should have been. - TonyT S C 03:08, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

File:BotW NA Logo White.png


I was curious if there were objection to the idea of using the alternate English logo with lighter colors for the game's page (see picture to the right). It would be a little easier to read and look better with the wiki's layout in mind. It's also the logo used on the NA box art and in the game's opening, IIRC. Any thoughts? -- Tadayou (talk) 13:49, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Be it's own page?

I have a ton of data collected on BotW's cooking system, such as all possible min/max variables (sell value, heal, etc), full meal/elixir recipes, hearts-sum/duration/effect calculation, effects documentation and data, recipe interactions/priority; should BotW be given it's own separate cooking page?--LaDestitute (talk) 16:05, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

We already have a page for Cooking, although info like sell value, uses, etc. should go in their respective Material/Food pages (such as Bird Egg, for example). - Chuck * (Talk) 20:29, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Alright, cool, thanks for the info, I'll help expand cooking but will probably keep some general modifier/effect documentation to the main page since it's a general subject and is slightly technical.--LaDestitute (talk) 22:46, 25 January 2018 (UTC)