The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is going down to be contender for Game of the Year 2023, and a lot of fans had been having fun at the new building system the game offers. Last week though, fans were having a laugh when someone discovered that Nintendo may have given Link’s package some ‘jiggle physics’.
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— kyra (@kyra_alvarado_) July 16, 2023
The tweet had earned something close to 50,000 likes and has been viewed more than a million times, but despite everyone having a laugh at Link’s expense, it’s been revealed that it’s not actually his balls that are slightly jiggling in the clip.
As explained by @konjak, it’s actually clipping on the character model that’s giving the illusion of ball physics, and it’s not something that Nintendo initially intended.
It's funny looking, but y'all do realize this is the torso moving down and clipping through the blue cloth creating the illusion of jiggle, right
Nintendo didn't put in ball physicshttps://t.co/qSpCXYidmT
— Joakim 'konjak' Sandberg (@konjak) July 18, 2023
If anything, racy easter eggs in games are always prevalent, whether they intentionally come from developers or is something that the online community just made up. Back in 2017, the internet was going crazy over a controversy that 2B’s character model from Nier: Automata had a butthole, and fans of Horizon Forbidden West had recently set the forums ablaze when someone discovered that the in-game model of Aloy had actual nipples.
Jiggle physics or none, you can’t deny that characters like Link and Zelda are going to have some kind of sexualization online. I mean, that’s why Rule 34 of the internet exists; look it up.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available for the Nintendo Switch.