The upcoming entry in the iconic Legend of Zelda series has gone through a long development process, but we are finally nearing the release date and getting the final pieces of pre-launch information for Breath of the Wild. The recent Nintendo Switch conference confirmed that Breath of the Wild as a launch title for the Switch that’s hitting stores March 3rd. This is a great time for fans as there is now enough information to make educated guesses about upcoming features and story points, but little enough that the mystery is still lingering in the air.
Breath of the Wild is an open-world Legend of Zelda title that will provide various items and equipment designed to help you travel what seems to be the ruins of the former Hyrule kingdom. Link now has to use different armors and clothes for various climates, weapons and armor break and players will be able to cook food and make discoveries completely disconnected from the main story of the game. The recent conference also provided new information about the story, and we were treated to scenes of Gorons, Zoras, and Ritto showing a wide variety of friendly faces in the open world. We also finally saw the new design for Zelda herself, and found the game will feature full voice acting in a first for the series. This has generated a huge amount of excitement as fans loved what they saw of the epic story unfolding in Breath of the Wild. This entry is also bringing several changes to the classic formula including the removal of Link’s iconic green tunic and hat and there will be no barriers keeping players from trying to go straight into dungeons intended for the closing chapters of the gameplay.
When the Switch releases in March it is highly likely that a large majority of those picking up the console will be taking home Breath of the Wild as well. It was also confirmed to release on Wii U the same day. After the delays, several teasers, and years of development it’s finally time for the next entry in one of the most well known series to entertain us and draw us all back into the beautiful world that is the Legend of Zelda.