HomeRandomBreath Of The Wild Breaches The Sensitive Topic Of Suicide Alex Irish March 13, 2017 Random The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game dense with details and discoveries, but the following moment from the game may be the most touching of all. Dorkly editor Tristan Cooper shared a particular scene from the game that shows a concerned NPC (non-playable character) try to talk Link out of jumping off of a bridge. It’s a rare moment of a video game tackling the topic of suicide in a realistic manner. (Slight Spoilers to Follow) If you stand on the edge of a bridge, this guy will try to talk Link down from suicide. He even offers to help talk you through it pic.twitter.com/c2xkY6HgzB — Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) March 11, 2017 Incidentally, Tristan also spotted another NPC, this one who bears a striking resemblance to the late Robin Williams. Mr. Williams passed away in 2014 from suicide, and was a big Zelda fan himself. Upon fan requests, Nintendo made the vague promise to honor Robin in a future Zelda game. Without any official word, it’s hard to say if this indeed is a tribute to the actor. Is this NPC the Robin Williams tribute Nintendo hinted at in 2014? pic.twitter.com/dmRz5ojzu5 — Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) March 12, 2017 In a game as dense as Breath of the Wild, one must think that someone at Nintendo (or its Treehouse translation group in Redmond) put this realistic exchange in the game to reach out to even one person playing. Whether it is trying to work as social commentary or not, it does show a degree of realism in how the game’s NPCs can be, and how your (Link’s) actions can affect them. It’s a rare discussion of suicide as a topic that is often avoided in video games. *If you yourself need help in times of distress, please remember to call the National Prevention Hotline. Share this post: No related posts. CoroCoro Confirms Ash Pikachu Distribution For 20th Pokémon MovieSelect Third Party Switch Games Not Selling Well In JapanAbout The AuthorAlex IrishEditor-in-ChiefWhen he's not writing about or playing all the great Nintendo games, Alex Irish works by day at a local book emporium, and the rest of the time, he illustrates and writes online. His favorite video game franchise is Pokemon, but his favorite video game is Resident Evil 4. He also can tell you everything about animation history, from past to present.