Since former Nintendo president Satori Iwata died halfway through Breath of the Wild's development, a tribute to Iwata can be found on Satori Mountain known as the "Lord of the Mountain". The game describes it as "a sage that died on the land it now protects", aka Satori.
The shrine's name for the Magnesis trial is Onman Au. Onman Au is an anagram for Aonuma as in Eiji Aonuma one of the main producers of the Zelda franchise.
When Link activates a Sheikah terminals the ancient hylian text translate to "It's dangerous to go alone" and "All your base"
When Link is in the Temple Of Time, the music that plays is a slowed down version of the Temple Of Time from The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild originally developed for the Wii U, but it ended up not being finished until Nintendo was ready to release their next console, the Nintendo Switch, which prompted Nintendo to make it a dual release on both systems.
Contributed By: ZeoKnight.
There are certain places in the games near three of the Divine Beasts quests that are named after the three characters from Ocarina of Time.
Ruto Lake, named after the Zora Princess Ruto,
Darunia Lake, named after the Goron Darunia,
and Mount Nabooru, named after the Gerudo Nabooru.
Contributed By: alaskalius.
When you die, the game over color can vary depending on your cause of death (i.e. electrical death = yellow, ice = light blue, drowning = blue, fire stays red).
Contributed By: Definitelyhuman.
Zelda [to Link]: - "Open your eyes..."
Contributed By: MegaBlaZone.
Connection to Other Media
Koholint Rock on Eventide Island refrences Koholint Island, the place a majority of the Game Boy title The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening takes place.
The four Divine Beasts, Vah Ruta, Vah Medoh, Vah Rudania, and Vah Naboris are named after notable characters from past Zelda games that are from the race associated with each Beast. Vah Ruta is named after Princess Ruto of the Zora, Vah Medoh is named after Medli of the Rito, Vah Rudania is an anagram for Darunia of the Gorons, and Vah Naboris is named after Nabooru of the Gerudo.
Contributed By: Guardian-Sloth.
Several of the places located on the map in Breath of the Wild are references to other famous Zelda locations and characters.
Some examples include famous locations like The Lost Woods, Lake Hylia, and Zora's Domain. The bridges around Central Hyrule reference the instructors from Skyward Sword such as Owlan and Horwell. There is also Pierre's Plateau and Bonooru's Stand, a reference to the scarecrow from Ocarina of Time
Contributed By: tasiatoxic.
The scene in which Link runs out to the cliff on the Great Plateau references some art from the first Zelda game, in which Link stands on a cliff overlooking some mountains.
Both the art style and the empty space moments are inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's movies.
Contributed By: Doraemon9999999.
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