Players are slowly unlocking the secrets of Link in Zelda Breath Of The Wild months before the Nintendo Switch’s release. What is his role? The hero of Hyrule returns for an open-world journey in Nintendo’s newest console.
The hype for the Switch is ever-increasing months before its impending release. Fans of Zelda Breath Of The Wild are particularly excited to see just how their favorite franchise plays out in the new console. However, the lack of announcement to the game’s story adds to the mystery.
At least, not until now. Fans who have gotten their hands on the game’s Special Edition map have been able to decipher the game’s backstory. It appears Zelda Breath Of The Wild has a bigger role in the Zelda mythos than we expected.
Zelda Breath Of The Wild: The Backstory
According to Game Rant, fans can very well clearly remember that the Breath of the Wild Special and Master Editions have a collector’s item. It was initially called the Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Canon Tapestry and weather-worn map. However, it seems the tapestry of the object has a complex organization of the Hylian language.
Interestingly, the language is decipherable. YouTuber Zeltik organized a chat with the effort of other players to solve the mystery. They were able to crack the code, which unveils part of the game’s backstory. People who wish to avoid spoilers should leave the next few paragraphs alone.
It appears the backstory is as follows: in a time before time, many races lived and worked together in harmony. For instance, the Sheikah Tribe’s “blue aura” helped bring forth mutual prosperity to the races. However, when a calamity struck, the races were turned to turmoil.
The Hero and the Princess tried to seal Calamity Ganon. In the process, divine beasts from four corners of Hyrule awoke and deployed a “mechanical army.” In the aftermath, the King became fearful of the beasts, Ganon’s power was sealed (so far), and the Sheikah were banished.
Future of Link, Zelda?
Fans were able to decipher this by grabbing screenshots of Reggie Fils-Aime showcasing the map during a Nintendo Treehouse event. The hard part is that it appears Hylian translates directly into Japanese, not English. This means the translation was in itself a two-fold procedure.
Zeltik explains the process in the video below. However, it is clear that the latest Zelda game is taking a more serious path in telling the story of its mythos. This time, it seems Zelda has a more active role in securing peace in the land.
Breath of the Wild will be released on March 3 on the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U.
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