Ever since it was revealed, the focus of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been the game’s massive world. Some curious fans at Eggplante! took it upon themselves to calculate its exact size, using the maps provided at Nintendo’s show floor at E3. By playing the game’s demo, they managed to discover that one square of the map provided by Nintendo is equal to about one square kilometer (or 0.4 square miles) in real life. This makes the space playable in the E3 demo about 2 kilometers by 1.5 kilometers.
Applying this to the whole world map means that the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is about 360 square kilometers in size. Nintendo has stated that this game is twelve times bigger than the world of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. While this is massive, it’s still not the largest world on the Wii U, since the world of Xenoblade Chronicles X is about 400 square kilometers (or 154.44 square miles) in area, as Nintendo Enthusiast pointed out.
What do you guys think? Personally, I’m impressed by the sheer size of Breath of the Wild‘s game world, and I don’t necessarily find it very significant that a game like Xenoblade Chronicles X has a larger one. Xenoblade Chronicles X doesn’t have many indoor areas, like the huge dungeons and shrines in Breath of the Wild, and these could potentially add to the size of the world in Breath of the Wild.