The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - art director shares some of his favorite places

Have you seen this location in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? It happens to be one of art director Satoru Takizawa's favorite places in the game. He's put together some screens to show off some other locations he really enjoys, which you can check out right here.

Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph showing Switch/Legend of Zelda some love

Tyler Joseph of twenty one pilots on his Switch

Looks like Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph was caught playing some Breath of the Wild in his downtime. Is this rose-tinted glasses, or did the Wii U get much less attention from gamers/celebs when it came out? I don't remember so many people talking about/sharing their purchase.

Nintendo UK - Show off your The Legend of Zelda cosplay at Insomnia60 for a chance to win some legendary loot

Are you an avid cosplayer attending Insomnia60 at The NEC Birmingham on Sunday 16th April? If so we want to hear from you! Nintendo UK will be holding a The Legend of Zelda cosplay competition on the morning of Sunday 16th April on the Insomnia Expo Stage to celebrate not just the launch of the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but the entire The Legend of Zelda series!

Cosplayers in a The Legend of Zelda cosplay, as any character from the history of the franchise, who attend Insomnia60 on its third day – Sunday 16th April 2017 – can take part in an on-stage cosplay masquerade. The competition will be judged by professional cosplayers, and photos of the entrants will be published on official Nintendo online channels. The winner of the competition will be awarded a special pack of The Legend of Zelda prizes including:

a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition with game, Master Sword of Resurrection Figurine and Sound Selection CD.
a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo figures collection including Link Rider amiibo, Link Archer amiibo, Zelda amiibo, Bokoblin amiibo, Guardian amiibo and Wolf Link amiibo.
a First4Figures Link Figurine.
a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Arts and Artifacts book.
a The Legend of Zelda Canvas Bag.
If you’d like to take part in this celebration of The Legend of Zelda then please send an email to nintendocommunity@nintendo.co.uk under the subject line “Legend of Zelda Cosplay” with your contact details and the name of the character you will be cosplaying as. Entries close 12:00 noon on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Remember that a performance of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is taking place at The NEC Birmingham on the evening of Sunday 16th April. You can check full tour dates and purchase tickets at http://zelda-symphony.com/.

We look forward to hearing from you!

UK - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sees 50% boost in sales for this week's sales

As we showed you yesterday, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is hanging onto the 6th overall position in the UK weekly software charts. Turns out there's more to the story though. The title actually saw a 50% increase in its sales this week, which seems to be due to the Switch. Switch units are making their way back onto shelves in the UK, and consumers are snatching the latest batch up, and grabbing Zelda while they're at it.

Zelda devs share their hopes for what you'll do/see when you play Breath of the Wild

Coming from a GamesRadar feature...

Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi wants you to find surprises

"This time the focus for the planning staff was to work hard to ensure that there is always some surprise when you reach your destination. The world in this game is extremely vast, but we made sure that there is always something to discover whenever you see something suspicious, so I hope that players will enjoy uncovering the elements and secrets that we hid in the world as they play."

Producer Eiji Aonuma wants you to play with friends

"We've shown the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to you in various ways, such as at demo events. However, though there will certainly be players who play the game by themselves, interestingly enough, if you get together with your friends to play I think that you will find that it is hard to sit and watch quietly. I suppose that playing The Legend of Zelda games alone could actually be considered another one of the conventions of the series, so people enjoying this game together with friends is a new experience for the series.

"I think that we've made a game where it's really fun to give each other advice and speculate about going to different places and trying different things. I myself am planning to play the game with my children. With the Nintendo Switch version, you can take the game out of the house and play it by yourself, but I hope players then return home and get together to explore this vast world on the big screen with their whole family."

Check out more dev commentary here

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - yet another paraglider distance record set

UPDATE - Another new record, this one from a new challenger! Thanks to TrojanHorse711 for the heads up!

Original post below...

This is the same guy who set the previous record, which came in under 7,000m. As you can see, he's really perfecting his art now. This flight takes over 20 minutes!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Prince Sidon's theme played on accordion

So good that Weird Al himself would be proud. You know, because he loves playing on the accordion...