RUMOR: Nintendo was considering releasing a demo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Never to be released

Dataminers have discovered something interesting hiding on the backend of the Switch eShop. It appears that Nintendo was considering the release of a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild demo at some point.

Apparently a demo for the game was uploaded on Jan. 30th, 2018. The demo takes up 270 MB and sits at version 1.5.0. As you know, Nintendo never made it public. That could certainly change at some time, but one would think they'd update the demo before releasing it. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!


After great review scores and a long string of accolades, I don't think a demo would be very useful this late after the game's release.

Although all logic would say you are 100% correct, some people deal outside of logic. I literally created a new account just to have friends and family play the start of breath of the wild up till escaping the great plateau. In most cases it was because (and I am paraphrasing here) "it just got good reviews because it's Zelda" or "Nintendo pays for reviews anyway, I'm not buying a switch just to play one game"

So maybe it would have helped a little. Not that it need much help.

Tue Feb 04 20 12:01pm
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That's actually a really good point... Even I think Zelda review scores are somewhat inflated, at least with a few titles like Skyward Sword and the DS titles. And the Plateau section does make a great bite-sized representative portion of the game.


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