We have known that players could take on the final boss in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild straight away since E3 2016, and now The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto have warned how perilous it will be if you choose to do so.
That conversation came after they were posed with the question as to whether there will be dungeons, puzzles or items that will allow the player to succeed more quickly, or whether Nintendo had worked to ensure that there was complete balance regardless of what path players choose to take.
“If you want, you can actually approach the final boss from the get-go,” Aonuma reminded That One Video Gamer.
Miyamoto soon added: “You might be able to beat the game in one day! Well, maybe not everything [laughs].”
“Though, you can go the final boss,” Aonuma continued. “But if you try to beat it, you’ll likely be defeated. In order to beat the boss, you’ll need to make Link stronger. In order to do that you’ll need to explore the world and look for items. After playing long enough you’ll be experienced enough to sense when you’re ready to battle the final boss.”
Miyamoto was keen to reiterate that the choice is entirely left to the player, whether looking to increase their hearts or stamina, or if they simply want to explore the world around them.
“How you navigate the game is really up to you,” he explained. “You can choose when you want to beat the game or battle the final boss. It’s been a long time since we’ve made a game like this. You can choose how Link gets powered up. You might want to increase you stamina, or you might want to increase your hearts. Aside from that, there’s such a diverse world to play in and explore with this game.”
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch and Wii U worldwide on March 3rd.