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Here’s More Details On The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild represents the next great boundary-breaking adventure from Nintendo. The game marks a new pinnacle for the franchise, and today Nintendo gave the world its first look at the immense, living and breathing world of the Wii U version of the game at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles. The game challenges and surprises players at every turn, while giving them incredible freedom to explore the massive world found in this open-air adventure.

Today Nintendo gave fans just a taste of how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes the franchise to new heights. Nintendo’s booth at E3 immerses attendees in the world of the game. As E3 attendees investigate Hyrule, they can explore the game any way they want because the world is so vast and players are not required to take a pre-determined path. This sense of freedom and vastness will truly come alive in the final game when the experience isn’t limited by the restrictions of a show floor demo.

During a Nintendo Treehouse: Live demo, Nintendo showed that heroic Link needs to be resourceful as he explores his environment. It’s important for players to become familiar with their surroundings so they can find weapons or collect them from defeated enemies. Food helps Link sustain his hearts and can give him a temporary boost or ability that will sustain him.

The game breaks with some conventions from the series. For example, many of the minor enemies are no longer scattered randomly around the world, as many now live together in colonies. Link can climb towers and massive structures to get a bearing on his surroundings. He can even reach the top of mountains – any mountain he can see, he can climb. He can paraglide to lower areas or even use his shield to slide down a mountain. Link will travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks.

The game’s wild world surrounds Link, and he must pay attention to changes in climate, as a shift in weather or temperature can affect the environment and his ability to survive in it. A sudden downpour might douse a roaring campfire or a lightning storm might be attracted to Link’s metallic weapons. Players might need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat.

More than 100 Shrines of Trials dot the landscape, waiting for players to discover and explore them in any order they want. As players work their way through the traps and puzzles inside, they’ll earn special items and other rewards that will help them on their adventure. Puzzles in the game often have multiple answers, and secrets can be found everywhere. Exploration and discovery are a huge part of the fun.

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    1. I agree with you 1000%. At first, I was expecting a traditional Zelda experience with improved visuals, but Nintendo left me pleasantly surprised with this game. I love how you’re thrown into the game to discover the story for yourself. I’m officially hyped for the NX as of today XD

  1. “…even use his shield to slide down a mountain.”

    “…a lightning storm might be attracted to Link’s metallic weapons. Players might need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat.”

    This game sounds more amazing by the second! Why do we have to wait a year!?

    1. because it’s launching simultaneously for NX and I guess that won’t be happening before fall 2017. Enough time to play through every Zelda game once again. And then again. And maybe again :)

  2. not that I dont plan on buying this game for the wii U I already own. BUT with two new Xbox ones on the way. the NX better 1) have some kind of VR/AR support. and 2) be pretty powerful if they drop the ball again with that I’m going to be pretty disappointed.

    1. I do. The Wii U has left a bad taste in my mouth & I want to wash it out as quick as possible. Breath of the Wild on NX will be a nice way to do that.

      1. I totally respect your getting the NX, but I’m getting the WiiU version. No more buying Nintendo consoles for one game I really like, and a bunch of rehashed Mario and friends.

  3. Remember this source less rumors coming out of someone’s butthole?

    Rumor #2: I heard from multiple sources that you can choose between a male or female as your playable character in Zelda.

    — Emily Rogers (@ArcadeGirl64) April 8, 2016

    1. She also said there would be voice acting and that would be for both Wii U and NX. So she got 1/3 wrong. Besides that, Aonuma actually confirmed they considered a female character but dropped the idea.

      So what’s your point?

        1. she said about it being multiplatform plus voice acting months ago, even before we knew about NX in march 2017.

  4. See, guys? There goes your worry about the lack of villages! Only… they’ll be of monsters instead of people. lol This does seem to fit the state the world is in after the war with Demise & his Demon Army ended after the events of Skyward. Oh that’s right. Some of the monsters in Zelda have been demons all along. Mainly seem to be the creatures we’ve called moblins, bokoblins, etc, though. Well in some beliefs, ogres, which is what those creatures are based on, were a kind of demon so it fits, really.

    Anyway, this is either a hint that this game takes place some time after Skyward Sword but before Minish Cap, or it’s a hint that this game takes place in the Hero Fails timeline somewhere. I’ll be disappointed if it isn’t before the timeline split and after Skyward Sword, though. Either way, this game should be good regardless of placement.

    1. this game is very likely to be after OoT. The Great Bridge of Hylia, the Temple of Time. Twilight Princess, Child Timeline.
      Hyrule all fucked up and other references to Zelda 1 and 2. Hero fails timeline.
      Koroks. Wind Waker, Adult timeline. Which could also be the Child one somehow because Koroks are Kokiris.

      I may be wrong.

      1. If koroks appeared in the demo, it could easily be explained that Koroks were their original form & the Great Deku Tree turned them into Kokiri to protect them during the wars where the races were fighting each other and felt them looking like human children would keep them safe. As for Hyrule, if it’s even called that because he could be in a new country for all we know since they didn’t specify, being in ruins, don’t forget there was a civilization during Hylia’s time before Demise & his demons appeared. Not to mention the Temple of Time was being built in the Lanayru Province before the war against Demise started.

        *shivers with delight* I fucking love theorizing about a Zelda game’s placement in the timeline!

        1. He is in Hyrule. The Strange Old Man explains they’re in a Hyrule in ruins.

          And a bit of spoiler maybe down here, so beware.

          The area the game starts (Great Plateau) is Skyloft; the Old Man explains that area was where the ancient kingdom of Hyrule was funded. And the area is shaped exactly like Skyloft and inside ruins you can see a Hylia statue exactly as in Skyward Sword.

          1. If this is in the hero succeeds adult timeline, I’m gonna be so disappointed. I wanted that timeline to not have Ganondorf after the events of Wind Waker & try to find it’s own villain & kingdom. Sadly, so far they’ve just put a carbon copy of Hyrule into that timeline thanks to Spirit Tracks. All that’s left to do now is resurrect Ganon/Ganondorf. :/

            “We WILL find it! The land that will be the next Hyrule! So…” “… Ah, but child… That land will not be Hyrule. It will be YOUR land!” *two games later* Welcome to New Hyrule! *facepalm*

  5. My Wii U is ready. I’m rather enjoying DK:TF, LoZ:WW and AC: Black Flag ATM! But I’ve got my monies ready, just, gimmie the release date….

    1. If you like multiple outfits, don’t mind free or paid DLC, & have a PS4, I highly suggest the PS4 version. You can actually get all of the preorder DLC that was exclusive to each location you preordered the game from on the game. Have to buy them, though, since they were only free as preorders. The only downside is the community challenge stuff is now locked. They really should update the game so we can unlock them in other ways or allow people to download them for free from the PS Store.

      1. You talking about AC: Black Flag? I’ve only just started it, but its really enjoyable even on the gamepad, and I’m not even a big fan of the thing. The ability to play completely off the gamepad has me intrigued lately.

        1. Yes. I’m glad you aren’t turned off by that series simply because God doesn’t exist & didn’t even create humanity. And that’s all I’m saying on that matter. lol

          1. I won’t lose sleep over your issue’s broski, you’re more than welcome to continue ranting on about your made up fantasy world though. No time for that sadly! Onward and upward. :)

        2. & didn’t even create humanity in that game’s fictional world.* Fixed. In case you misinterpret my meaning so we can avoid another petty squabble.

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