Rupees have been part of the Zelda series from the very beginning. Found in long grass, pots and chests, Hyrule's currency is vital when it comes to purchasing new items and other goods.
However, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's move towards scavenging and collecting weapons, the humble Rupee has been pushed to the background somewhat - there's not even a Rupee counter on-screen, at least in the E3 demo.
Speaking to IGN a short time ago, Eiji Aonuma even confirmed that Rupees work a little differently this time around:
It's about collecting things and going to sell them and then using the rupees you get to buy new things.
Given that Rupees were nowhere to be seen during the E3 demo, some assumed that they might not be featured in the typical fashion - but French site Nintendo Sphere has actually managed to find one "in the wild".
Playing the Breath of the Wild demo in Paris last week, the site discovered a purple Rupee on the ground near the body of a Guardian - an enemy like the one seen in the original reveal trailer.
As far as we're aware, this is the first time the famous currency has been spotted in the game. You can tell by how excited the guys get.
Until he hits that 999cap, then he will start lamenting that he cant spend them but keeps getting more...
Clicked just because of the awesome Simpsons quote lol
@Ichiban Someone got it!
I watched a video from IGN where the guy said he found a blue rupee but his camera had stopped filming. Glad someone managed to get a rupee on film this time.
Sheez... the things people get excited over these days...
There was another video where someone made a see-saw style catapult and catapulted link stupidly high. That was pretty cool.
@A01 I think you mean stupidly high instead of stupidity?
Can anyone make out what it says under Purple Rupee?
Its violent glow lits your heart with generosity"
I'm not sure about "generosity".
@ThanosReXXX Come on man, don't be that guy XD
The same people also do a cool catapult trick with a boulder and a plank of wood. This game has so many cool elements
@nono6400 That does make sense, thanks.
Would certainly make more sense.
@Ethan_Bricknell If you're implying "grammer nazi" (yes, written incorrectly on purpose) then no. I was genuinely wondering, since the sentence was a bit funny. Luckily @A01 himself was less bothered by my comment than you apparently are. And just as well, since I meant no harm.
Is finding a rupee in a Zelda game really news worthy??
Generosity, huh? Are you sure he didn't find one of the Elements of Harmony?
Oh cool. I wasn't sure that rupees were going to be a big part of this game.
@ThanosReXXX Haha, I meant to inflect a lighter tone, my friend. One of the many problems of the internet is the constant interpretation of aggression when there is none; not stating personally to you, just in general.
Have a good night
@Ethan_Bricknell No offense taken, and I know exactly what you mean, but even if we would have had the clearest of writing styles, our comments are still subject to interpretation of others.
But thanks for the kind response.
@Floof_Cat with our powers combined! we make around 226 rupees...
@ThanosReXXX No worries, I agree.
It's 12:07 AM in Australia, so off to bed.
Have a good day/night
Woah! Wild Money! Too bad the towns were taken out. In the demo version it's just a slightly glowing hunk of rock :I
who else clicked this because of the Simpsons quote.......hello?
That's not too surprising, it actually makes sense to have rupees as a really rare item.
@LuigiMan123 What Simpsons quote?
I can't identify the Simpsons quote in this: "Video: Unexpected Rupees Cause Excitement for Players of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Demo"
@Peach-Boy I thought it read ;
"It's Violet glow fills your heart with generosity"
Close enough 😅
@shani "You can take that to the bank - the money bank" that's what I mean
I left work early I was so excited.
What! I think the bigger news here is that there have been other Zelda demo events in addition to E3 and Nintendo World Store at the E3 week!
It's really quite sad how happy this makes me.
@LuigiMan123 While I don't doubt you're correct, what episode is that from? Google is giving me nothing!
I wasn't worried. A Zelda without rupees is probably not worth playing (only semi-joking here).
Wow, now that I think of it, The Adventure of Link and Four Swords Adventures never did have any rupees, makes you applaud those CD-i Zelda games even more huh considering those fake ass games had them but not the actual ones. Maybe the word adventure to Nintendo means no rupees lol...
Don't you dare disparage my precious Zelda 2!!!
@marandahir You got me good...I should have remembered Zelda II doesn't have them, lol. I actually love that one, so not sure why I didn't catch myself there. Link doesn't have to pay anyone in that game, he's that charming and awesome.
Lol, everything is right with the world now!
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