Celebrate Zelda: Breath of the Wilds 3rd birthday with shrines remade in Labo

It looks like the third anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab) is going to pass with no news about its sequel, but there’s always Labo? Apparently?

Creator Midreeca (opens in new tab) used the Labo VR kit, which features an editor for creating your own games, to make impressive recreations of three of Breath of the Wild’s first shrines. These are the shrines that function as tutorials for your new Sheikah Slate powers – which means Midreeca also managed to hack together their own Labo versions of Magnesis, Stasis, and Cryonis. 

Unfortunately, Labo doesn’t have much in the way of sharing tools between players, but you can check out these videos they shared on Twitter. You could also try to make your own versions, and maybe use the Elephant Toy-Con set while you’re at it. That’d be funny.

This version of the Ma Onne shrine, where you earn Magnesis, uses Labo’s built-in music editor to recreate the mysterious background music of the shrines.

ラボでBotWのマ・オーヌの祠を再現しました。マグネ自体は手抜き実装なので、今回はBGMを演奏してみました。 #ラボ作品 #ニンテンドーラボ #NintendoLabo #BreathoftheWild pic.twitter.com/PtsvcM8LZ3February 29, 2020

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Here’s the Wa Modai shrine, which introduces the Stasis power. Midreeca says there aren’t enough nodes available in the Labo programming interface to allow for holding the hammer or opening the chest, unfortunately.

ラボでBotWのワ・モダイの祠を再現しました。ノード限界により、宝箱開けたりハンマー持ったりは実装できず。 #ラボ作品 #ニンテンドーラボ #NintendoLabo #BreathoftheWild pic.twitter.com/T5Da3XrflMFebruary 10, 2020

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Lastly, the Labo version of the Keh Namut shrine (where you learn to make giant ice cubes with Cryonis) features the most adorably incompetent Guardian Scout I’ve ever seen.

ラボでBotWのトゥミ・ンケの祠を再現しました。生成した氷柱を破壊できるようにするとワイヤーが枯渇するので、泣く泣く諦めました…。 #ラボ作品 #ニンテンドーラボ #NintendoLabo #BreathoftheWild pic.twitter.com/g5AVEKdYmIFebruary 16, 2020

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We haven’t heard anything more about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel (opens in new tab) since it was first announced at E3 2019. The slate of first-party Nintendo games is looking a little thin after Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab), so maybe we’ll get lucky and Nintendo will surprise us with a release date that’s sooner than later. The next Nintendo Direct has gotta be big after all this waiting, right?

See what’s already on the docket with our guide to the upcoming Switch games (opens in new tab) of 2020 and beyond.

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