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Zelda: Breath of the Wild in multiplayer? A mod tries: here’s the effect it does

Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild multiplayer

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is perfect (or nearly so) as it is. But the most successful titles, gathering a large community and continuing to be played over the years, are the ones that receive changes from fans. Breath of The Wild is one of the most important and appreciated games ever, and this despite being a purely single player experience in an increasingly unbalanced market towards multiplayer.

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When Nintendo showed the first trailer for the BOTW sequel , which will arrive in 2022 (in November, according to the latest rumors ), many interpreted the active presence of Zelda in that short sequence as the sign of a possible co-op mode . After the E3 2021 trailer , however, speculations in this sense have cooled, since the absolute protagonist was Link (albeit in two different versions, perhaps belonging to a different time). And if hopes are reduced for the sequel, the dream of a multiplayer component for Breath of The Wild is more alive than ever.

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The YouTuber Alex Mangue has decided to finance (from his own pocket by opening a Patreon page dedicated to the project) the development of a multiplayer mod for the Link adventure dated 2017, and has published a video showing a rudimentary first version in action. .

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Of course, there is a lot of work to be done: but this video already constitutes a plastic proof of how co-op could be an ingredient capable of flavoring the excellent recipe of the Nintendo masterpiece, with Link who ventures for Hyrule and faces fights and challenges flanked in this case by the Champions Revali and Mipha.

On the other hand, multiplayer co-op is not an absolute novelty for the franchise: Zelda Four Swords Adventures, released on GameCube back in 2004, is even a chapter entirely focused on this mechanic. And inside the other more classic Zelda there are various phases in which Link is called to collaborate with another character, who is controlled by the computer.

Who knows if the sequel to BOTW, in addition to expanding the boundaries of exploration towards the sky, will also open the doors of co-op: Nintendo after all with the Super Mario games has shown itself very attentive to this aspect, and could be willing to bring this approach to another historical franchise, also considering the unprecedented sales of BOTW, which exceeded the ceiling of 20 million copies.

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What do you think about Zelda: Breath of the Wild multiplayer mode? Let us know in the comments.


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