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Zelda: Breath of the Wild's map recreated in Minecraft with stunning accuracy

Open your eyes...

Don't you wish you could experience Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the first time again? Unfortunately that's not possible, but there's a way you can revisit the familiar lands with a fresh coat of paint.

Minecraft fan Crockette22 has poured a ton of time into recreating the map of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Minecraft, and the results are breathtaking. Anyone who's played Breath of the Wild will no doubt recognize many of the landmarks, and should feel right at home running around the map.

If you want to explore the map for yourself, or check out a few more screens of the tribute, you can get your fill here.

Zelda's voice actress from Breath of the Wild/Age of Calamity talks about online negativity for her portrayal and how she handled it

The internet loves to hate

Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the first official game in the franchise to give a voice to Zelda. That voice was provided by Patricia Summersett, who reprised her role for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. In an interview with Zelda Dungeon’s The Champion Cast, Summersett talks about how some of the negative reaction to her acting impacted her, and how she used some of that negativity to fuel her performance in Age of Calamity. Check out her comments below.

“That was tougher to deal with at first, because I was very sensitive to it, and just wanted everybody to be as happy as possible for such a big game [Breath of the Wild]. You really have to keep that kind of stuff in perspective, or one does. You really got to be positive about that stuff. I’d say the negative people tend to be more vocal online, just by default – that’s the nature of the algorithms of the net, and it does take some getting used to. One has to build a thick skin, I think, with something like this. I’d definitely say my skin has gotten a lot thicker over the last years, since taking on this particular role, just because it’s required more thick skin than some of the other kinds of failures or critiques I’ve had in the past.

There’s something in that to channel as well, because that’s how Zelda feels, and she’s doing great, but she feels that way eternally, and that’s her plate. It’s very relatable in that way, I think. Anybody who’s taking risks and trying to work very hard at anything, you come across that. I do love that about her character in general, the fact that they dig into that part of the storyline for her: what it means for her to feel like a failure, but keep pushing forward and striving for something bigger, and for the benefit of all. One can use that as inspiration as one uses heroes as inspiration.”

Nintendo opens Japanese site for Zelda: Breath of the Wild that chronicles player memories and favorite moments from the game

3+ years of amazing Zelda fun

While we all wait for new info on Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Nintendo has opened up a special Japanese tribute site for the original Breath of the Wild. The site is meant to gather messages from Breath of the Wild fans in order to share their experiences with the game.

As of right now, the site has 17 pages full of messages from Japanese players. One of those messages comes from a 67-year-old grandmother, which you can read below.

“I decided to travel to Hyrule Kingdom at 67 years old. At first, I struggled to climb off the tower after Link wakes up and activates it. My hands were sweating, hearing my grandchildren complaining, and I finally managed to do it after multiple tries. I was alone and grinning when I managed to defeat a Guardian for the first time. I’m still proud I ultimately managed to discover and clear all 120 Shrines before my grandchildren did. My journey ended with my grandchildren praising me: “grandma you’re so awesome!!”. Did the desolate Hyrule Kingdom managed to revive into a beautiful country? I would love to see it again with my grandchildren.”

If you want to snoop around the site for yourself, you can have a look at it here.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild mod adds in Whomp’s Fortress from Super Mario 64

Something old, something new

What do you do while you're waiting to see more about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2? You add new content into Breath of the Wild, of course! That's what one modder has done by recreating Whomp's Fortress from Super Mario 64 in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It looks like a perfect mix of nostalgia combined with a great location to explore!

GameSpot Video - Immortals vs. Breath Of The Wild: Which Is Better?

It’s safe to say that Immortals Fenyx Rising has taken inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but how exactly do the two games compare?

Modder uses Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity to rebuild Hyrule Castle in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This old castle

Hyrule Castle was left in shambles in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity gives a look at the castle in all its glory 100 years prior. That wasn't good enough for one modder, as they wanted to see what the castle would look like in Breath of the Wild. That's why they set to work bringing over assets from Age of Calamity into Breath of the Wild. While the project isn't complete, you can see the progress they've made in the videos above and below.

GameSpot Video - Immortals Fenyx Rising vs. Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 13 Biggest Similarities

Breath of the Wild continues to inspire similar concepts in many games seen today. Here are several similarities we've seen between the two games.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan makes an amazing Link Nendoroid stop-animation short

A true work of art

As I often say, there are some incredibly talented people out there. Time and time again, we see fans of franchises pour their heart and souls into making some amazing tributes, and that's exactly what the video above offers.

YouTuber Animist took the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link Nendoroid and created a stop-animation short with quality matching that of feature films. Sure, the animation might be quite quick, but the work that went into it was painstaking, and the end result is incredibly high quality. Enjoy the whole creation process and the final short in the video above.

First 4 Figures shares a new trailer and live-stream event for their Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Link (Exclusive Edition)" Statue

Looking good, Link!

First 4 Figures has officially opened pre-orders for their Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Link (Exclusive Edition)" Statue. If you're still not sure you want to grab one of these, you can check out the trailer above for another look, and the live-stream event below for even more detail.

If you like what you see and want to snag one of these for yourself, you can lock in a pre-order here.

The Legend’s Cookbook: Hero of the Ladle hits funding goal

A heroic effort

The team behind The Legend's Cookbook saw success on their first project, which was a cookbook that brought meals from Zelda: Breath of the Wild into the real world. They then followed things up with their Hero of the Ladle project, which was aiming to create custom-molded ladles, soups, aprons, and pins. That project has also hit its Kickstarter goal, which means all those goodies are on the way.

There are still 34 days to go on the Kickstarter, leaving plenty of time to get in on the fun. If you want to learn more about the project and toss in a few bucks, you can do so here.

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