Ubisoft have always had a reasonably good relationship with Nintendo. The surprising masterpiece that is Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. The integration of Starfox in Starlink: Battle For Atlas are just two fine examples of the unison of both companies. In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, there is an Easter Egg that gives a nod to one of Nintendo’s most beloved series.
Ubisoft is no stranger to adding Easter Eggs to their games. Normally it is references to their own games like Watch_Dogs in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and vice versa. This time however, Ubisoft has branched out of their own franchises and have chosen to include The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.
it was Kotaku that found the little easter egg. It is a nod to the Koroks and the circular rock puzzles in Zelda: BOTW. By travelling to Pandora’s Cove in Malis, there is a little area on top of the outcrop. It is here where the little rock circles and a Korok figure can be found.
You can see it for yourself in Kotaku’s video below:
My brother and I have been wanting an Assassin’s Creed X Legend Of Zelda crossover for ages. It may seem farfetched but if Ubisoft are not afraid to add Zelda Easter Eggs in there games, perhaps we could get a “Hylian Creed” at some point after all?
On another note, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Japan as a Stream only game. It is kind of odd of Ubisoft to do that. Perhaps they are taking a leaf out of Capcom’s book with Resident Evil 7 which was also streamed in Japan. Whether Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will release on the Nintendo Switch in the West, is yet to be seen.
This post was written by Mike Scorpio