Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:11pm 15/06/16 | 0 Comments
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Wii U and the mysterious Nintendo NX is slated for release early 2017. After a teaser debut a few years back Nintendo has opted to give players an incredibly in-depth look at the new adventure at E3. It's safe to say that this is easily the most ambitious game in the series with a vast open world to explore and a non-linear approach to progression. Plus, that unmistakable Nintendo sheen of quality.
In the following video, after a suitably Zelda-like intro where Link wakes up in a strange land with the weight of becoming a hero being placed on his shoulders (keep an eye out for the wonderful voice-acting!), Link steps into the greater world of Hyrule. And it's gorgeous.
The open world exploration is seamless and Link can not only choose where to go but he can also climb any rock-face or vertical surface to reach just about anything he can see. And with a rich inventory system, a lot of the things in the world can be picked up, used as weapons, or simply be set on fire to burn some shrubbery. Links can chop wood, build campfires, and even cook. Weapons degrade over time and hearts no longer drop from enemies or are found in the remnants of grass you cut down. According to Producer, Eiji Aonuma you could view this new Zelda as a survival game. It's impressive stuff.
As with all Legend of Zelda titles the key item in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes in the form of a weird ancient tablet device called the Sheikah Slate. And with hundreds of shrines to explore, a bunch of dungeons, and more abilities and items than we typically find in a Legend of Zelda, by giving players the ability to tackle puzzles and combat in a number of different ways, is a game changer.
For more check out Nintendo's YouTube page, where you can find plenty more The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage.