Nintendo reveals quite a surprising tidbit for Zelda fans. It seems Zelda Breath of the Wild may have an alternate ending hidden in the game. This is a surprising move for fans of the franchise.
Zelda Breath of the Wild is one of the more popular launch titles for the new Nintendo Switch console. This puts a lot of pressure on the game and its features. However, the possibility of an alternate ending tops all expectations from fans of the hit franchise.
After all, the Zelda games have been known for their linear approach and straight to the point story. An open world with an alternate ending makes a lot of sense. However, Zelda Breath of the Wild having both is a new approach for the entire franchise.
Zelda Breath of the Wild: Alternate Ending?
This interesting tidbit was teased by veteran Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma. A Kotaku UK report revealed that Aonuma has hidden a “secret ending” in the game. This tidbit, shared via an interview with IGN Portugal, said this can be met by fulfilling a “certain criteria.”
This makes the Zelda game on par with games such as The Witcher 3, Mass Effect 3 and even Fire Emblem. These games made considerable impact and replayability by offering multiple endings. The open-ended nature of the Zelda game makes it more exciting to try to get the different ending.
Given the game is slated for a March 3 release with the Switch, there’s no way to know the ending for now. However, given that fans are working hard to decipher the backstory, some may come up with their theories. Still, until Nintendo makes an official synopsis, no one will know – yet.
What is it?
According to Game Rant, Aonuma’s statement means there may be two endings in the game. One will be the original ending, which is the ending meant for the game. The other may be an alternative ending, one that may diverge from the main Zelda timeline.
The ending itself can have different natures. Fallout and its open-ended nature can expand to multiple endings. Meanwhile, Arkham Knight allows you to get a “true ending” laced with a normal ending if Batman unlocks all the Riddler Trophies. Getting to know which is which in the case of Zelda makes the mystery thrilling.
Players may also feel assured that since they have to search for the clues for the alternate ending, there are secrets around the map. This makes exploration all the more worth it. However, this did spark the interest of fans who want to try finding everything in the overworld.