New footage of the day/night cycle in Breath of the Wild from the Nintendo of Japan website unveils some more interesting information about the world in which Link will find himself.

Huge bosses in the wild

Ten seconds into the footage you can clearly see a huge object moving up the left hand side of Death Mountain. It’s impossible to make out exactly what it is, but if it’s some sort of enemy, Link better watch out! We’ve already seen how Link can come across pretty formidable boss battles whilst out exploring Hyrule and this could well be another mighty foe which our hero could have to face. The prospect of taking on huge bosses out in the open rather than cooped up in a dungeon is one of the many conventions Breath of the Wild breaks, and we can’t wait to take part in epic battles with this games glorious vista as the backdrop.

Death MountainDeath Mountain boss

Mana from heaven

Watching the footage once it passes into night time also throws up another surprise. At the 16:30 mark we clearly see a meteorite fall from the sky and crash into the surface of Hyrule. The impact zone then has a beacon shining up into the night sky, luring Link to come and inspect the crash site. We can only speculate as to what might be there, more crafting materials perhaps, though none we’ve seen so far merit their own beacon. It could be some rather rare item then. Who knows, perhaps even a moon’s tear!


Regardless, it’s clear that the footage we saw yesterday at E3 barely scratches the surface of what this game has to offer, with Aonuma-san stating that what was on show doesn’t even amount to 2% of the final game. You can view the footage for yourself at Nintendo of Japan’s site

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  • Juan Alberto Venegas López

    Maybe the gifts from the sky are rare metals to craft weapons that don’t break easily.

  • Andrew Defty

    Rare materials to reforge the master sword? Which will never break! Who bloody knows?

  • Oscar Yasser Garcia Juallek


    I’m just…WOW. It IS exciting to see the game has THIS absurd amount of content…but I can’t help to feel like this:

  • Leo

    Working with Biology and loving birds, I can only say the work with night birds is superb! You feel excatly the same in the wild, different sounds, some closer, some farther, and they keep changing places…. It just got the feeling that the “Breath of the Wild” title was taken really seriously!!! Can’t wait!!

  • JP

    Great topic to bring up the constellations on the walls where Link wakes up in the Resurrection Tower. Also constellations around the Sheikah symbol in the images posted on the “story details skipped during stream” page. I wonder what role(s) the stars & meteors play in BotW…