Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma recently said that the new game, “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will have an alternate ending. However, only some players are going to see it. They are going to have to unlock it by doing certain things in-game or collecting various items. Basically, depending on how you play the game, you will get the basic ending or the alternate one. Aonuma did not reveal any more details. Still, what he said was enough to get fans of the series excited for the new game.
An alternate ending
According to him, players are going to have to do certain things or do to do them a certain way in order to get that alternate ending. However, fans or RPG video games should not be surprised by this announcement. Most of the games in this genre usually have multiple endings. They are the result of your actions from during the game. For example, “The Witcher 3” had multiple endings. It was one of those games where those were extremely different for each situation. There are other games with multiple endings but with not such a great impact, like “Mass Effect 3” for example. So, fans have come to expect different endings in RPG games, even if they sometimes are not very different from each other.
“Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is one of those games which have recently tried to become more of an RPG. So, it is understandable that the producers would follow this path. As for what Aonuma said during that interview, of course nobody knows for now what to expect from the story of the new game. So, its basic ending and alternate-ending are also a mystery. Avid fans of the Zelda universe have tried to find out and connect the dots in what concerns the game’s backstory and context. However, they did not manage to find out the game’s main story and narrative.
What to expect
Some people have opinionated that “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will most likely not follow the “Witcher” path. It will not have entirely different endings which will offer completely opposed conclusions. The game will most probably take the lighter path and have an alternate ending which is going to give something more to players if they meet certain criteria. For example, “Batman: Arkham Knight” made the so-called “true ending” available to players only if they completed all the side quests and collected all the Riddler Trophies. That second ending was built upon the main ending of the game, but was not totally different.
All in all, we can conclude that when they will play “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”, players will have to pay attention at what surrounds them in the huge realm of Hyrule. The producers might have hidden things and secrets in special places. They will have to find them if they want the alternate ending revealed. Also, they might need to complete certain tasks for the same purpose. The game is going to be released on March 3rd on Nintendo Switch and Wii U.
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