To celebrate the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild downloadable content pack, The Master Trails, the director behind the game will be discussing various aspects about the first DLC pack. Today’s update sees Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Director of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, discuss the brand new Korok Mask. You can read the full blog post, right here.
“Koroks are hiding all over Hyrule in this game, and the Korok Mask is a new item deeply related to these hidden creatures.
There are many suspicious locations in this vast world of Hyrule. So during development, we started saying things like, “It would be fun to discover something if it were placed at a location like this, don’t you think?” Initially, we placed some random rocks in spots like these, just as an experiment.
But as development continued, we concluded that simply placing rocks somewhere isn’t intriguing or challenging enough to be rewarding, even if you were to find them. Instead, we suggested hiding some small creatures there for the finding. So that’s how these Koroks, who would normally only live in Korok Forest, ended up scattered across remote areas of Hyrule.
Now, let’s get back to the Korok Mask. It isn’t something that exists simply to give you a taste of the Korok life when wore. If you walk by a hidden Korok while wearing it, it will actually shake to clue you in about it! This mask will help you find many hidden Koroks, so I hope you will enjoy using it.”