The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Apparently Contains Wind Waker’s Outset Island

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Apparently Contains Wind Waker’s Outset Island

A new Breath of the Wild Easter egg has been discovered over two years after the game's launch.

Somehow, over two years after first launching, players are still finding hidden secrets within The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Just recently, one player happened to find a callback within the game that lies within The Legend of Zelda’s GameCube roots.

As first spotted by GameXplain, it seems as though the iconic starting village of Outset Island from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker has been included in Breath of the Wild. Well, at least sort of. The village in-game is referred to Lurelin Village and sits on the coast near one of Hyrule’s shores. While it doesn’t share any direct characters or other qualities that might have been found in Wind Waker, the layout of the two locations are strikingly similar.

There are multiple different houses on Lurelin Village that are set in the same spot you would find on Outset Island. Other factors such is piers appearing in similar spots on both islands make the comparisons between the two all the more apt.

The image below shows just what I’m talking about:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Apparently Contains Wind Waker's Outset Island

While this could be a mere coincidence, it seems like those at Nintendo working on Breath of the Wild are a bit too smart to just have accidentally done this. The way outline of both Lurelin and Outset are far too similar. It’s almost certain that the team at Nintendo did this purposefully as an Easter egg. And it was a pretty darn well-hidden one, too, considering it took over two years for us to realize such a thing.

You can check out the video below if you want to see more of this comparison in greater detail. Currently, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available for play on Switch and Wii U. Nintendo is also in active development on a sequel to the game right now.