Twitter user @HEYimHeroic has discovered that the NPCs in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild use an advanced version of the Mii format.
According to @HEYimHeroic, this discovery means that players will be able to inject the Miis of their choosing through modding. The title uses something called UMiis that have nearly all the same parameters as the Miis on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U systems, albeit with a few minor differences. The only main limitation is the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild does not support every hairstyle that Miis do.
Examples of this include Barret’s rendition from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Matt from Wii Sports, the personal Mii Alice, and Gunner from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Learn more with the Tweet below:
Hi, Mii expert here. Turns out, the NPCs in TLoZ:BotW use an advanced version of the Mii format. This means that with modding, you can inject Miis into the game. 🙂
Thinking about opening commissions for Mii injects, both screenshot/images of your Mii and mod downloads! pic.twitter.com/8NfVr4zyqA
— i'm alice (@HEYimHeroic) January 4, 2021
Originally released in 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has players taking control of Link as they set out to save Hyrule from the clutches of Calamity Ganon. The title features nonlinear gameplay, with an open world that encourages experimentation.
You can read our review here, which we gave a perfect score of 100/100.