The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild mod aims to make Zelda the star

It's about time.

After 30 years, Nintendo fans want Zelda to be the star of a Legend of Zelda game - so much so, a team of modders are trying to make this happen within Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

We've seen plenty of Breath of the Wild mods before - it's become a hobby for some, as the game's Wii U build has been hacked onto PC and repeatedly edited. But this one's a bit more involved - and there's a clear aim behind it.

The project is the work of more than 20 people, according to a Kotaku report. You can find various gameplay updates posted to YouTube.

Right now, Zelda is a playable character - she's been given a character model, can equip costumes which have also been hand-designed and has a new set of fan-recorded voices. It's been going down well online:

Here's how Zelda's new model sounds, as recorded by fans:

Here's Zelda's Gerudo costume, as an example of how each of Link's designs are being reworked by hand:

Finally, here's over an hour of gameplay showing off various costumes and areas of the game, explored as Zelda:

The closest we've ever gotten to (officially) playing as Zelda is in spin-off titles such as Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros (or as a Phantom in Spirit Tracks). Isn't it time that changed, Nintendo?

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (87)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.

Related

Xbox is "sorry to get your hopes up" about the new Perfect Dark and Fable Twitter accounts

Insists "it's standard practice to secure social handles for our IP".

Tales of Monkey Island is for sale again on Steam and GOG

LCG Entertainment is credited as the developer and Athlon Games as its publisher.

Sea of Thieves is getting custom servers in the "near future"

But only for select creators and community groups initially.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla creative director steps down

Following allegations about his personal life.

You may also enjoy...

Comments (87)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading