Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule Castle has been recreated in Minecraft and it’s spectacular

It’s even being promoted by Nintendo

It’s no secret now that Nintendo and Microsoft are getting a bit chummy with one another. The two companies have advertised Minecraft together, former Xbox console exclusives have started popping up on Switch, and they never shy away from gloating about how players on either console can play with one another in some of the biggest games on the market. It’s nice to be past the days of the idiotic and juvenile “console wars,” to be in a period where we can all focus on just having fun instead of arguing until we’re blue in the face about which piece of hardware is better.

There are plenty of examples of this “Kum by yah” attitude out there, but this new video, being promoted by Nintendo of Japan, showcasing a magnificent Minecraft recreation of Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, may be my favorite. Take a look:

I am in awe. This spectacular piece of craftsmanship was created by Team Kyo, a 17-member Minecraft group that has produced recreations of real cities in the past. Thirteen of those team members participated in the construction of the castle over a period of about two months. The team used screenshots and promotion materials to help get every detail right.

If it’s not obvious now, I’m simply dumbfounded by what Team Kyo was able to pull off here and can’t wait to see what they create next. May I suggest sticking with Nintendo and giving us a recreation of Blackbelly Skatepark from Splatoon?

I made Hyrule Castle from “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” with Minecraft [Nintendo]

CJ Andriessen
Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.