Eiji Aonuma Unboxes the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Talks About "Master Sword of Resurrection"

Eiji Aonuma Unboxes the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Talks About "Master Sword of Resurrection"

Breath of the Wild's producer unboxes his own work and talks a bit about the rusted-over Master Sword.

There's got to be a certain kind of quiet pride that comes from unboxing a retail copy of a game you worked on for years. But if The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild producer Eiji Aonuma feels solemn in this video of him unboxing Breath of the Wild's Limited Edition, he doesn't outwardly show it.

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The unboxing video, which went up on Nintendo UK's YouTube channel earlier today, follows Aonuma as he pulls out everything contained within: The soundtrack CD, the game itself, and the Master Sword statue (dah-dah-dah-daaaaah~). Note the Limited Edition shown in the video is a European / UK exclusive. North America has its choice of a Master Edition and a Special Edition.

Aonuma spares a minute to talk about Breath of the Wild's rusted-over Master Sword, which he calls the "Master Sword of Resurrection." The flower growing beside the blade in the game's logo is called a "Sleeping Princess" – but you'll have to wait until the game comes out on March 3 to find out how the little plant ties together with the Master Sword.

Interestingly, Aonuma opens the game case for Breath of the Wild, but he doesn't show us the game card within. As it turns out, said card is teeeeeeensy-tiny compared to its casing.

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Nadia Oxford

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Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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