Japanese Breath of the Wild Commercial Unveils a New Boss

Warning: There are spoilers for Breath of the Wild ahead.

Today is the Zelda series’ (specifically, The Legend of Zelda for NES) 31st birthday. In celebration of that day, Nintendo of Japan has released a new commercial for Breath of the Wild. The commercial uses familiar trailer music with a bunch of footage and scenes we have already seen. That’s what I thought at least upon first looking at it. Then, second 45 happens. Did you not catch it above, here’s a still:

Yes, that’s a flying snake like fire dragon. Where have we seen something like this before? Well, in Ocarina of Time, with a boss called Volvagia. We can’t say this is Volvagia returning for sure, but even if it’s not, it’s certainly something highly related to that dragon. This one is also massive, at a scale the original Volvagia never truly reached. Is it March 3rd yet?

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded MetroidWiki.org, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.