But we’ve barely even scratched the surface when it comes to the bits of mythology tucked away in Nintendo games. Storytellers from all around the world pull from their countries’ respective folklore, and Nintendo is no different. Many Nintendo games are filled with some influence, however slight, from Japanese mythology— we just never paid close enough attention to notice. A huge part of the folklore from the Land of the Rising Sun involves legendary creatures, both sinister and kind, so why don’t we start from there? Crack open those ancient scrolls, because it’s time to look at a few beasts from Japanese legends that are represented throughout the Nintendo canon.
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