As most of you have probably heard Nintendo’s newest console the Nintendo Switch launched last week. With a limited supply and pre-orders that only lasted a few days many worried about how the consoles sales would go. This of course was only heightened by the launch titles being only 5 games 2 of which that where available on the Wii U consoles as well.
To everyone’s surprise however interest in the Nintendo Switch kept growing and it has sold wonderfully during launch. The console is currently sold out everywhere in the United States other than a few select bundles on Gamestop.com. The flagship game Zelda: Breath of The Wild also has turned out to be one of the highest scored games in video game history.
The consoles sales goals where also staggering as stated by Nintendo and Zelda broke the record for most copies sold of a stand alone launch game. On top of that Nintendo is gearing up to launch the Splatoon 2 test fire this month which will create a very interesting online community.
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.
For Nintendo fans who love The Legend of Zelda you will find that there is a lot of branded merchandise to buy. The Zelda series has everything from cups to blankets to decorate your house with and games on every Nintendo console you can think of. The beloved series even has a tv series from the 80’s that fans consider a cult classic.
The series over the years has come out with several manga books that contain the stories of quite a few of the main games. Twilight Princess one of the arguably most popular entries in the franchise has been missing from the lineup, however. Now there seems to be a ray of hope as a manga of the game has been released overseas and Amazon has an english edition up for pre-order on their site.
The story is noted for being in a darker style than previous entries in the series and contains a unique style of artwork. The one book looks to contain the whole story in a single volume and will retail for around $9.98 USD. The book will contain slight variations from the game and will be a quicker read leaving out a few scenes from the game.
You can pre-order the manga here.