Breath of the Wild’s Sheikah Slate is basically an iPad that can do magic

This article originally appeared on Zelda Universe.

In the run-up to E3, there was a lot of speculation about what role the book on Link’s hip, adorned with the Sheikah symbol, would play in the game. We now know that this isn’t a book, but is in fact the “Sheikah Slate”. Link acquires this mysterious artefact right at the beginning of the game, and Eiji Aonuma has said it represents a shift towards technology in place of magic in the series.

The Sheikah Slate is clearly the most important item in Link’s possession and will play a crucial role in his quest throughout Breath of the Wild. It is also your access to the Amiibo functionality within the game, and we can’t wait to see what other secrets it might hold.

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