It might have two years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild basicallythrough its sheer , but Hyrule has yet to reveal all its secrets. YouTuber GameXplain outlined a delightful reference to a 2002 classic The Wind Waker.
It turns out sleepy Lurelin Village, which lies in the southeast of Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule, is a whole lot like Wind Waker’s super chill starting area, Outset Island. The layout of the trees, buildings, a ladder leading up to a lookout point and the mountain in the background are all uncannily similar.
“It’s just crazy that this one village is hiding such a big secret, and it’s just been staring us in the face the entire time,” GameXplain says in his video.
If you take the series’ confusing timeline into account — Wind Waker’s flooded Hyrule eventually becomes Breath of the Wild’s wide-open world — it’s entirely possible that Outset Island eventually became Lurelin Village as the waters receded and the topography shifted.
Let’s hope Breath of the Wild 2 proves to be just as rich, whenever we get our hands on it.
You can’t play Wind Waker onat the moment. The game originally came out on and got re-released on in 2013. But Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa last week by saying the company is “thinking about” extending its subscription service to include and GameCube games — so Wind Waker might come to the hybrid console in future.
Nintendo didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the Easter egg.