The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild remains one of the Switch's greatest titles almost four years since its release, providing us with hours of fun across its main campaign and DLC expansions. But what if we could get even more content to enjoy?
Well, a modder by the name of Waikuteru has taken things into their own hands by creating their very own DLC for the game. Titled 'Throwback Expansion', this unofficial mod is inspired by none other than Super Mario 64, with Link running around the game's iconic Whomp's Fortress stage inside Breath of the Wild's engine.
An unfamiliar voice speaks to Link and asks him to collect a valuable star fragment before monsters do and abuse its power. After Link has picked up the star fragment, he finds himself on a floating isle.
As you can see in the trailer above (remember, this is all unofficial), Link is tasked with collecting stars and Red Coins, just like you would in our favourite moustachioed plumber's Nintendo 64 classic. Waituteru plans to release this mod for free on 25th December.
Of course, Nintendo is currently hard at work on Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – here's hoping we'll hear more about that sooner rather than later – so we have plenty more Hyrule goodness to look forward to. Until then, let us know how you feel about this fan-made creation in the comments.
Haha serious the time some people have.
Really strange to watch link in marios world 🤣 Link saves mushroom kingdom.
Isnt this Whomp's Fortress not Bob-omb Battlefield?
Is that really Bob-omb Battlefield?
that looks awesome! I would defo play this kinda of cross-over mix haha
Geez, Bob-Omb Battlefield sure does look different...
In all seriousness though, this is fantastic.
@BongoBongo Definitely Whomp's Fortress, yeah. You can even see the tree at the start that the bird usually flies out of.
So, like, how do you play this? Hacks?
In other news, a BotW fan gets sued by Nintendo........
How long until someone in the comments goes off about modding being piracy or whatever?
It's cool. But why hasn't Ninty shut it down? I don't get why they can allow this. And that music sounds awfully familiar.
"And they're releasing it for free."
Really think they should have waited til release just in case Nintendo stepped in.
That's called a mod. And of course it's free.
How does this embedded YouTube video work when YouTube (and Gmail, Calendar, Contacts) is down and has been for about 15 minutes?
Where does it say "Bob-omb Battlefield"?
"Isnt this Whomp's Fortress not Bob-omb Battlefield?"
How would you play this?
@BornInNorway81 They updated the article
As far as I am aware there is no legitimate way to play this, or any other BoTW mod. Looks cool though.
i would love for someone to recreate the ocarina of time map with botw's assets! thatll be awesome!!
"And they're releasing it for free"
You say that like it's special, but have you ever seen anyone monetize mods besides Bethesda?
“And they’re releasing it for free!”
Well it’s not really theirs to sell in the first place, is it?
@ryancraddock Considering this has a patronage attached to this, is really free?
Let's ask nintendo
The first thing that came to mind is using cappy to capture a guardian. How cool would that be?
HACKER BAD, BAD IS BAD
CORPORATE BOOTLICKING COMPLETE
How long til Nintendo comes after them and shuts them down? I give it 48 hours.
@dAvecaster I'm sure their lawyers are already on this. The hype is still fresh on this.
Here comes Nintendo with the take down order cause that's all they got for us anymore! With all the creativity shown Nintendo should hold contests to produce stuff like this if for no other reason than to find talent.
Sorry for digressing a little bit but imagine if switch pro could run botw2 like this. So silky smooth...love it
Although not my thing, I have to admit that some of these mods are clever and cool. However, these videos always make me think of the Styx song 'Too Much Time on My Hands'.
But if the creators find it time well spent, good for them. Maybe some of them will leverage it to get a job in the game industry.
I mean... of course they're releasing it for free. Its literally illegal to sell this kind of stuff.
@Kriven I think they fixed it.
"with Link running around the game's iconic Whomp's Fortress stage"
Here comes the cease and desist
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