A new Easter egg has been discovered in Breath of the Wild that seems to connect the game to Wind Waker.
Nintendo’s announcement of Breath of the Wild 2 might be generating a lot of hype, but that doesn’t mean that players have forgotten about the first game. New details are being discovered all the time, most recently an Easter egg referencing the 2002 Legend of Zelda game Wind Waker.
This Easter egg was discovered by YouTube channel GameXplain. While exploring Lurelin Village, a town down by the sea in the South of the game map, GameXplain noticed that the house and climbable outpost ladder at one end of the village looked very familiar. The hut, trees, and ladder were exactly the same as Wind Waker’s Outset Island. From the top of the outpost, it was clear, Lurelin Village bears a striking similarity to the starting location of Wind Waker, where Link, his sister Aryll, and his grandma live with a few other families. Even the mountains that border Lurelin look like Outset’s rocky peaks.
GameXplain posted about their discovery on Twitter and found that no one else had found this Easter egg. In the large overworld of Breath of the Wild, it can be easy to miss things in the game. Still, it is amazing that people are still discovering hidden secrets in the game, even after it has been out for two years.
This is not the first location that has been recreated in Breath of the Wild. The classic Temple of Time appears in Central Hyrule in a much more ruined form than the temples of Ocarina of Time or Skyward Sword. Ocarina of Time’s Lon Lon Ranch was also recreated as Ranch Ruin in the middle of Hyrule Field. Plenty of locations are named after characters from previous games as well, such as Kaepora Pass, named after Link’s owl guide from various Legend of Zelda games, or Ralis Pond, named after the Prince of Zora from Twilight Princess.
It is unclear whether these locations are supposed to be the same places from the previous games or just references to old classics. Breath of the Wild has been confirmed to be at the end of the Zelda timeline, so Lurelin Village could certainly be a far-future version of Outset Island after the waters that covered most of the world in Wind Waker receded. However, it's hard to say for certain since the Legend of Zelda timeline is so confusing.