The latest nuts Breath of the Wild mods put Batman, GTA’s Big Smoke and more into Hyrule

By Alex Donaldson, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:45 GMT

The Zelda modding scene is quite the thing indeed.

While it requires you to use the Wii U version of the game and the legally-dubious method of emulation to actually play, it’s difficult not to admire the general madness that’s been going on inside the modding scene for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Fans are creating some truly nuts stuff – and playing as GTA: San Andreas’ CJ instead of Link was just the start.

Following on from that GTA-themed mod, here’s another, which replaces the enormous Hinox enemy with Big Smoke, the traitorous Grove Street gangster from CJ’s story. This Smoke is a little bigger than you might remember him – he’s been eating a lot of those number 9s and number 6’s with extra dip, apparently…

Or if that’s not your speed, how about a mod to put the caped crusader in Breath of the Wild? That, too, is completely possible – and if you kit Link out with a boomerang, it actually feels a little like he has a Batman-appropriate move set. Get the Danny Elfman soundtrack at the ready…

If you want more serious Zelda mods, well – those exist too. The community is pretty dedicated to all things Zelda, and so you can get pretty much any Zelda lore need satisfied in the form of a Breath of the Wild mod at this point. YouTube channel RMFH highlights a few of those, such as the Gilded Sword and Razor Sword from Majora’s Mask, classic-looking Hylian and Mirror Shields, and even some non-Zelda stuff like Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and Final Fantasy themed mods. There’s also a mod to replace horses with Thomas the Tank Engine, Because of course.

Obviously all of this is only possible through Wii U emulation and with the Wii U version of the game, but it’s a fun little novelty if not much else. Breath of the Wild is so enormous it feels difficult to run out of things to do, but if that happens at least it’s good to know the modding community is thriving.

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