After several delays, Nintendo is ready to once again unveil Link’s next adventure.
Originally slated to launch in the fall of 2015, the latest Zelda title, now officially named The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, will launch in March of 2017. A lot has changed since first gameplay demo in 2014, so Nintendo released a new gorgeous gameplay trailer to show off what’s changed. Check it out:
Along with the trailer and lengthy gameplay demo during Nintendo Treehouse, it was also revealed three new Zelda Amiibos will launch with the game next year. In my opinion, these appear to the be the most detailed Amiibos ever released.
While the team isn’t quite ready to give full details of what players will encounter in Breath of the Wild, they did note that the game will not feature any towns for players to explore and will instead push hunting and exploration to gather resources.
Based on the demo, it’s also clear that Link will be able to tame wild horses and scale up steep inclines with the new climbing mechanics. The game will also be decidedly less linear than previous installments.“Where you go, how you get there, the order in which you do it, and the items, weapons and approaches used to solve puzzles and defeat enemies are all up to you,” said Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime.
With over 100 dungeon-like “Shrines of Trials” and challenging puzzles, Nintendo seems to be creating a truly innovative iteration on the classic Zelda formula.
While the exact release date has yet to be revealed, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch simultaneously on Wii U and NX in March of 2017.