Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Kakariko Village and Korok Forest's locations were originally swapped

So you're saying they were...Switched?

Nintendo's internal interview about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has revealed another interesting tidbit. For a good portion of time during the game's development, the locations of Kakariko Village and Korok Forest were actually swapped. Check out what Nintendo had to say about the situation below.

“The truth is, since the beginning of development to the middle of development, Kakariko Village was at where Korok Forest currently is, and Korok Forest was at where Kakariko Village currently is. In the final product, we swapped their positions.

The terrain leader suggested to change positions of (Kakariko) Village, and since everyone agreed, the suggestion landed on the director’s desk.

As time was precious, we were all prepared for the director to refuse our suggestion. Surprisingly, he agreed with us and said ‘Definitely, there are many good things that could come out of (changing their positions), so if the terrain designers agree with this, let’s do it.’

I think we all know what'll happen now. Some fan is going to mod the game to swap locations in order to experience what the game was like earlier in development. I wonder how much of a difference it would actually make!

"Bomb Impact Launching" is the new speedrunning trick in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It's the bomb

Speedrunners continue to push the limits of what's possible in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, finding ways to get where they want to go much quicker than you'd think possible. The latest trick in their arsenal is Bomb Impact Launching, which can send Link hurtling off into any direction at super-speeds. Check out the video above to get a detailed breakdown of how it all works.

New Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 100% speedrun record achieved, coming in at under 24 hours

Now who's going to top this?!

Watch |100% NSR Speedrun| Follow me on twitter @specsnstats from SpecsNStats on www.twitch.tv

Well this is pretty insane, and it's all thanks to the recently-discovered infinite Korok Seeds glitch that we featured a couple weeks back. Speedrunner SpecsNStats has managed to snag the record for a 100% speedrun in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, coming in at 22 hours, 29 minutes and 49 seconds. You can see the beginnings of his run above, but make sure to click over to his Twitch account to see the full thing! You know, if you have 24 hours to kill.

Turns out whistling is the fastest way to catch fish in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Here, fishy fishy

TIL you can catch fish much faster by whistling in BoTW from r/Breath_of_the_Wild

Nintendo took years upon years to craft The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a Zelda experience unlike any other. That's why it's not surprising to see players taking years to discover all sorts of little features and aspects of the game! Case in point, the video feature above, which reveals what could be the best way to catch some fish.

Did you know that whistling will cause fish to scatter? Every good fisherman knows to keep silent while fishing, as you could scare away fish. In Breath of the Wild, whistling is so scary that it causes the fish to wash up ashore if you're close enough! Find some fish, let the whistles rip, and enjoy your bounty!

Nintendo Minute - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild NO MAP Challenge w/ the Wheel of Fate

Got a minute?

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Today we’re going back to the vast world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trying to get to places in Hyrule WITHOUT using the map. It was incredibly hard! Have you tried this before? Let us know if you have a better sense of direction than us. As always, thanks for watching and we’ll see you next week.

Did Nintendo hide a Lizalfos in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild map?

We see you!

This may be old news to some of you, but it's new to me! Reddit user Mydden seems to have discovered an interesting Easter egg tucked away on the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild map. It looks like Nintendo might have snuck in a sneaky Lizalfos reference on the map, through the use of clever shading and topography. I'd say this is definitely a nod to the enemy, but what do you think?

The voice of Zelda in Zelda: Breath of the Wild signs a fan's copy of the game...in Hylian!

Now that's a real fan!

Patricia Summersett played the role of Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and she earned quite a few fans with her performance. Summersett made an appearance at the Boston Comic-Con recently, and met with fans for pictures, autographs, and more. Reddit user Abaker516 got their copy of Breath of the Wild signed, and to their surprise, Summersett threw in a bit of Hylian as well! In perfect form, Summersett wrote out "open your eyes," which is definitely a phrase that means a lot to BotW fans!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now the best-selling Zelda game of all-time in the United States

Congrats, Link!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been breaking records left and right, and now it's shattered a big one. Breath of the Wild is now the best-selling Zelda game of all-time, taking that crown from the previous record-holder, Twilight Princess. I'm thinking Breath of the Wild is going to hold onto this record for quite some time! You know, unless even MORE people swoop in to buy Breath of the Wild 2!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Testing Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Korko Forest on the Switch revision

The NEW Nintendo Switch features a longer battery life...but are there any other differences? We ran a few frame rate tests to find out using Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Breath of the Wild's notorious Korok Forest to uncover if the performance is any better...or worse!

Nintendo fans protest announcement of Zelda: Breath of the Wild clone "Genshin Impact" for PS4 by raging at ChinaJoy event

Fan outrage boils over

Genshin Impact is a game we've covered on GoNintendo in the past, as it seems to be very heavily inspired by Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Some people claim the game flat-out steals and hits too close to Nintendo's efforts, which left them quite angry about the whole situation. That anger has boiled over at a recent ChinaJoy event.

At ChinaJoy, Genshin Impact was announced for release on PS4, which pushed some fans over the edge. As you can see in the picture above, some Switch owners publicly protested the game's reveal, giving the game's booth the finger. There was even a man who smashed his PS4 over the announcement! This isn't going to change the game releasing on PS4 of course, but it's pretty surprising to see a backlash of this level taking place.


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