Collector's Editions

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Year: 2017
Region: PAL

Originally intended as the new Zelda game on Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ultimately became the launch game for Nintendo’s newest system, the Switch. Both the Wii U version and the Switch version were released simultaneously on March 3rd, but only the latter got a limited edition along with the regular version. As is often the case with Zelda, there was a lot of demand for this item, and short supply, so it sold out quickly. The edition in this article is the PAL version, which is slightly different from the one sold in the US.

First thing to note about this edition is its sheer size. It’s huge! Probably the biggest special edition Nintendo ever made for a Zelda game. The art on it is great, showing Link looking over the vast fields of Hyrule, with a smoking Death Mountain on the horizon. The artwork wraps all around the box, except for the back which contains some information and images from the game itself. The logo of the game can be found on the top lid.

The first thing you’ll see when you open the box is the soundtrack of the game, complete with jewel case. The design is very minimalistic: a golden logo on a solid black background. On the back the tracklist can be found.

Beneath the cd is the game itself. One thing that’s nice about the case is that it doesn’t contain any of the large age ratings that usually litter these boxes, probably due to the fact that it’s part of a bundle and the ratings are already printed on the outer box. This leaves more room for the artwork, without any distractions.

On the inside is another artwork, of the Master Sword in its pedestal.

The main attraction of this edition is obviously the Master Sword statue. It comes in a white paper box with the logo on the sides (both in English and in Japanese).

The Master Sword of Resurrection is placed in its pedestal, a flower blooming by its side. The statue is quite big, pretty detailed and also fairly heavy.

All in all, this is a very nice edition for Zelda fans. The contents are pretty good for this price. The Master Sword statue looks nice and detailed, and it’s arguably the most recognizable icon from the franchise. This will definitely be a sought after item.