Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is filled with easter eggs and pop culture references related to not only the Zelda franchise but also some other personalities and games.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Easter Eggs and References guide will list them all down for players to easily find.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Easter Eggs and References
Most of these easter eggs and references link to earlier titles in the franchise so while new players might not be able to relate to them, they will certainly be a treat for long time Zelda fans.
Ocarina of Time Ruins:
A few ruined structures in the game are from the events of Ocarina of Time. The Temple of Time is one good example of that and players can even hear the faint tune of the classic Song of Time theme in the background. Another easter egg is in Central Hyrule where players can see the ruins of Lon Lon Ranch with the giant oval fence and a destroyed tower to the side.
Satoru Iwata Lookalike:
Breath of the Wild also plays homage to its former excutive producer, Satoru Iwata who passed away in 2015. A wandering NPC by the name of Botrick travels on the roads of Western Central Hyrule and he looks a lot like Iwata, down to the classic square-rimmed glasses and haircut. Botrick also talks about the nearby Satori Mountain. Satori being a Japanese word for enlightment, derived from the word Satoru.
This list includes locations named after other places and characters from the previous Zelda games and some of them might be easily recognizable. Below are some of the few references although the game contains a lot more:
- The Arbiter’s Grounds – a dungeon from Twilight Princess
- Bonooru’s Stand and Pierre Plateau – name of the two scarecrows from Ocarina of time
- Crenel Hills – a mountain region in The Minish Cap
- Eagus Bridge, Horwell Bridge and Owlan Bridge – names of instructors from Skyward Sword
- Gleeok Bridge – named after a recurring enemy in Zelda games
- Horon Lagoon – named after a town from Oracle of Seasons
- Kaepora Pass – name of an owl who has guided Link in past games
- Linebeck Island – named after Link’s friend from Phantom Hourglass
- Mount Daphnes – named after the King of Hyrule from The Wind Waker
Classic Link Clothes
Players can acquire the classic Link armor from previous games by using one of the Amiibos linked to the game.
Divine Beast Names
The divine beast names are references to character names from previous games in the series.
- Vah Naboris – a Gerudo hero known as Nobooru
- Vah Rutta – the Zora princess of Ocarina of Time
- Vah Rudania – anagram of Durania, the Goron leader in Ocarina of Time
- Vah Medoh – possibly named after Medli, the Rito girl who helps link in Wind Waker
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