Zelda: Breath of the Wild to do Away with Traditional Partners in Favor of Random NPC Encounters

By   /   Jun 16, 2016
Zelda: Breath of The Wild

During Nintendo’s E3 2016 livestream, the company showed quite an extensive footage of the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, as it turns out, the gameplay demo was about only 1% of the game and there is a lot that we do not know.

We recently discussed Nintendo’s explanation of why there will not be a Female Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and now it has been confirmed that Link will not have his traditional partners in the game.

Longtime fans of Link will know that in the previous iterations, Link has always been assisted by various partners including Fi, Navi, and Midna. As confirmed by Nintendo, this will not be the case in Breath of the Wild.

Instead of these traditional partners, Link will come across random NPCs throughout the world. This feature was confirmed during the first section of Nintendo’s livestream during which Link came across a mysterious old man after heading out in the Hyrule.

Given the size of the world which is expected to be as large as Nintendo’s Xenoblade Chronicles X – a tad smaller to be honest – I expect a huge variety of random NPC encounters which would be a cool thing.

In relevant Breath of the Wild news, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the timeline of Breath of the Wild. One of these speculation based on three different timelines and appearance of enemies conclude that Breath of the Wild is somewhere near The Wind Waker. To read up more, head over to the post!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild currently remains without a release date, but is expected to release sometime during 2017 both for Nintendo NX and Nintendo Wii U.

Are you in the favor of Nintendo doing away with traditional partners in the upcoming iteration? Let us know in the comments section below!

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