Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Finally ‘Playable’ On PC With Latest CEMU Emulator

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U. While there is no emulator yet for the Nintendo Switch, some developers are hard at work on a potential Nintendo Wii U emulator famously known as CEMU. The latest version of this emulator, that hasn’t been made available publicly has made it possible to get the game to be in a ‘playable’ state, although there are still bugs and glitches to be fixed.

This is a rather impressive update since the game only booted to the main menu screen when it launched on March 3rd. The developers appears to have made a huge amount of progress in such a short time leading to the game already showing gameplay that looks to closely match the regular version of the game. However, just as it is the case with in-development emulator, there are bugs and visual glitches that make it impossible to actually beat the game this way.


The video above shows a long stretch of gameplay in the latest version of CEMU (1.7.3). We can notice that the game looks to be ‘playable’ but it certainly isn’t in an ideal state here and there are some kinks to work out, including the water that is strangely absent leaving the fish dead.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo Switch. A comparison between both versions of the game can be found from here.

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