Available to Nintendo Switch Online members
Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can spend their extra Platinum Points on player icons, and this week, Nintendo added new avatars based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now we’re talking! Since I last spoke about these wave-based profile pics, I’ve mostly tuned them out — but today is a big exception. Among other options, it’s possible to set your Switch icon as the revolting (and amusingly censored) Dubious Food.
Link, Zelda, Urbosa, Revali, Tera, and a riled-up Bokoblin — the gang’s all here. If you want to be prim and proper, the choice is yours. My eyes immediately darted elsewhere.
If you’re feeling bold, you’ll drop 10 points on the Dubious Food and swap it in as your (permanent?) new Nintendo Switch player icon. Well, at least until the joke wears thin.
You can find the current selection from your Switch home screen — click on the red Switch Online icon, then scroll down to Missions & Rewards to see what’s available.
This whole “weekly avatars” scheme is still pretty fresh, with tons of games and imagery to pull from, so I think it’s amusing that Nintendo is willing to include some off-kilter imagery this early into the proceedings. If anything, the trick is just getting people to pay attention — I would’ve totally missed the Dubious Food if not for a Reddit shout-out.
After appearing in Breath of the Wild and Age of Calamity, I’ll be bummed if this so-called food doesn’t return for the sequel. I hope it’s even more of a wildcard next time around.