Eiji Aonuma plays Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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If you think one pass The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is impressive, with series producer Eiji Aonuma recently saying he’s already played the game “about 20 times”.

In part of the fifth article The latest Ask a Developer series from Nintendo, Aonuma recalled how there were times when he had to rush ahead and clear the main story from “start to finish” during playtesting. However, his advice is to take your time and not rush straight to the end.

From the looks of it, some of his more enjoyable gaming sessions have come while exploring “side paths” and making his own discoveries along the way. And if you’re wondering how Aonuma felt after completing the new record “many times,” he claims he never got bored of it.

Aonuma in good company, p Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Masahiro Sakurai confirms that he also completed the main adventure in Tears of the Kingdom, taking down the “final boss” earlier today. From the sounds of it, he even got to deal with his cat… here’s a rough translation (via Google):

“I just finished Zelda, but… While I was being attacked by the final boss, Keith was gently attacking under my feet.”

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