It would seem that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild could possibly have a tribute to former President and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata. He had recently passed in the last couple years and was fondly loved within the gaming community. It would appear that a tribute might have been found within Breath of the Wild by Youtuber Seaniccus and I've included the well done video commentary on it below. I'll of course continue to summarize the finer points if you'd like to read it, but the visual format is available below if you'd like to skip ahead.
When travelling around you'll come across "Botrick", a watchman found outside of Outskirt Stable near the game's starting area that goes through patrol without a horse. The NPC is really nice as well offering cheaper pricing for his goods and has something interesting things to teach about survival in the world of Hyrule. The face of the character is also very distinct to other NPCs and does look similar to Iwata. There's an image of this NPC below and I'll also continue going over other additional connections after the image.
After talking to Botrick a few times he'll start talking about the Lord of the Mountain (could be this folklore). Anyways, he will tell you about Satori mountain and this special location to visit. The place is on the top half of the map when looking at it with a regular viewing and is this small little pond area with a lovely tree. It's got a nice view of the landscape and while there's no special quest here it's a nice spot. If you do however wait until night there, a beautiful mystical mount can be found which is great to grab and could be a bigger part of this tribute. I suggest saving before taking it on and to have stealth berries to make it a swift capture. I feel, like with the Youtuber that put together the great video that this could very well be a Satoru Iwata tribute and while I can't confirm anything it does make sense.
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