The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild details story background, characters

Meet Link, Zelda, Daruk, Revali, Mipha, and the Guardians and Bokoblins.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo has updated the Japanese official website for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with information on the game’s story background and characters.

Get the details below.

■ Story Background

A disaster known as the great calamity occurred and the kingdom of Hyrule was destroyed…

100 years have passed, and the protagonist Link awakens from a long sleep in an underground ruins, and guided by a mysterious voice, he treads forward towards the vast land.

■ Characters

Link

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A young man who woke up with all of his memories lost. Guided by a mysterious voice, he throws himself into a journey in the vast land of Hyrule.

Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The princess of the Hyrule kingdom. She is a wise girl brimming with curiosity, but who has a deep complex. She is doing independent research on the ancient ruins scattered throughout the world.

Daruk

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A Goron who lives in Hyrule. As the leading warrior among the Gorons, he is always calm, cool, and collected. He also has a valiant side in that, once he steps foot into battle, he lets out a frightening war cry and mows down his enemies.

Revali

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A Rito who lives in Hyrule. He wears the same blue cloak as Daruk and Mipha…

Mipha

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A Zora who lives in Hyrule. She has a quiet and reserved personality, and holds a special power not held by other Zora.

Guardian

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Relics said to have been manufactured by people in the distant past. At the time of the great calamity, the Guardians suddenly attacked people, and still run wild even now after 100 years.

Bokoblin

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A species of monster that lives in Hyrule. They live by building hideouts with several other Bokoblins. They also have a cute side to them in that they are said not to like bees. But if they spot you moving along, they will attack.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is due out for Switch and Wii U alongside the launch of the Switch hardware worldwide on March 3.

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