Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Breath of the Wild: Famitsu about the new Characters

While the newest issue of Famitsu doesn't really reveal anything ground-breaking, they do reveal the names and races of some of the new characters that we saw in the Switch Presentation Trailer.


We have the Goron Darkel, the Zora girl Mifa and the Rito Reebal. Yes, the "Bird Link" has a name now and was in fact a Rito, where we finally have the confirmation that both the Rito and Zora coexist at this point in the timeline. Famitsu remarks, how they all wear a blue scarf, wield individual weapons and are basically ready for battle. They also ask the question, whether Zelda will participate in battles as well, based on her new blue outfit.

Last month I raised the idea that these new characters could all become playable characters similar to Medli or Makar. However, it might also be that they will simply support you in battles, where they already showcased some of the battle AI, which the people of Hyrule use to fight Bokoblins and the like.

I personally would prefer the option to play as these characters in some way, but in any case I would suspect that the Breath of the Wild amiibo line will see some additions here. Especially the artwork of Reebal looks a lot like some figurine at first glance. They could be used to summon these characters at your side at any time, where the Zelda amiibo does the same for her.

5 comments:

Wilberd Gijzel said...

I think its far fetched but a possibility could also be, just like in Majora's Mask, Link becomes these characters in a way. Thats why they all have something blue, just like Link.

TourianTourist said...

Well, we already saw Link together with Reebal, so I would say that this is unlikely.

Michael said...

Interesting to see that he Gerudo girl isn't included in this. I wonder what her deal's gonna be?

Wilberd Gijzel said...

I think she will also be one ofe the guardians/warriors in blue. They just didnt confirm it yet

TourianTourist said...

I agree with Wilberd. There are four "riders" of the Giant Guardians and it seems that each one of them will accompany Link at some point during the game. And we already saw the Gerudo girl together with Link in the desert.

Only four weeks left! This feel so unreal...