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A player has discovered an area in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that’s an almost exact replication of an entire village from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
As detailed by John from GameXplain (via Kotaku), the Lurelin Village location, which can be found in the south-east corner of Breath of the Wild’s world map, is a facsimile of Outset Island, the starting location in Wind Waker.
While the layout and style of the buildings would make it obvious to detail-obsessed Zelda fans, it is the very tall ladder that leads to a lookout platform that gives the game away.
While almost certainly players have visited Lurelin Village before, it hasn’t been until now that its homage to Wind Waker has been recognised at large on the internet. So that’s just over two years that the secret has largely stayed with Nintendo.
We’re all in a Zelda frenzy right now thanks to the E3 2019 announcement of a Breath of the Wild sequel. For more, check out our huge analysis of what a Breath of the Wild sequel may mean for the Zelda timeline, and how some of the team have been inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2.
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