Is 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Character Botrick a Tribute to Satoru Iwata?

Fan spots a familiar looking character in Nintendo's first big Switch title


One The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild thinks he's found a touching tribute to the late and much beloved Nintendo president Satoru Iwata hidden within the game.

The character of Botrick highlighted by Sean "Seaniccus" Buckley certainly shares a likeness with Iwata, who passed away in July 2015. Link can meet him not far from the starting area, he's a kindly watchman who wanders the landscape.

"It's Botrick's square-rimmed glasses, simple parted haircut and round jaw that make him a dead ringer for Satoru Iwata," says Buckley. "If we're being honest, really, it's mostly the glasses. Eyewear isn't very common in the Legend Of Zelda universe and it's not something I've seen on any of the other watchmen patrolling the road."