Earlier this month, it was officially announced that Skyrim will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. It seems that Eiji Aonuma is a huge fan of the game, and it inspired some of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s exploration elements. Aonuma explained that every time you enter a new city in Skyrim, it is surprising because they are all different. He wanted to replicate this discovery in Breath of the Wild by allowing players to have the ability to climb everywhere and use the paraglider.
Here’s the quote from Eiji Aonuma. Please note it has been translated through Google Translate and may not be completely accurate:
“What really got me more in Skyrim is when you walk and you enter a new city, there is a real shock. ‘Ah, there’s a city here! And, oh, she’s so different from the others!’ This is the first time I’ve felt this in a video game, so I wanted to duplicate it in Zelda , albeit in a slightly different way.
“That’s why you can climb a little everywhere, and once up there, you can say, ‘Well, maybe there’s something over there… What if I went up that river?’ Then you take your flying wing, and you will explore the world after spotting it. This pleasure of discovery, I wanted to take it back from Skyrim , for I had never felt it elsewhere.” — Eiji Aonuma
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