With the release of the "Nintendo Switch" and its launch title "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" already in full swing, fans have started to get a closer look at the game's finer details, particularly the Easter eggs.
According to a video posted by YouTuber "Seaniccus," one of the game's secrets found close to the opening area likely gives a nod to the late Saturo Iwata, Nintendo's former president and CEO who passed away in 2015. It can be noticed that a Watchman named Botrick is in the area near the Outskirt Stable, wearing glasses while sporting a hairstyle that is similar to that of Iwata's.
According to a report from Gamespot, the Nintendo honcho passed away while "Breath of the Wild" was in the middle of its development. He was also at the helm when other Zelda titles like "The Wind Waker," "Twilight Princess," and "A Link Between Worlds" were created and released.
Meanwhile, "Breath of the Wild" director Hidemaro Fujibayashi expressed his sentiments and regret in relation to Iwata's passing. "When he passed away, there were moments we'd come up with an idea which we'd be excited to talk to Iwata about. Then we'd remember he was no longer here," said Fujibayashi in an interview with The New Yorker earlier this month.
In addition to the Iwata homage, there were other Easter eggs found in "Breath of the Wild" which even extend to some items connected to the Switch console. Express reported that an owner of the Nintendo Pro Switch Controller found a secret message under the analog stick, saying "THX2 ALLGAMEFANS." The code, however, can only be seen if the stick is pushed down.
Another hidden code that was found in different areas of the game is the "Sheikah" symbols. Thankfully, the symbols can now be understood, as translations done by fans are now available online.