The latest Legend of Zelda game is going to be coming out soon. Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild will be available, along with the new Nintendo Switch system, on March 3. The game is the 19th installment in the Zelda franchise. This time the game is taking a slightly different approach with an open world environment. The open world is reported to be twelve times larger than the worlds that have been created for past games. So there should be a ton to explore! You can play through the dungeons in any order, or just feel free to explore the vast world of Hyrule. There seems to be a lot more freedom in the way you can play this particular version of Zelda.
The way the game is set up feels more wild and open, which is appropriate considering the title. Link seems to be more nimble and able to climb all over the varied terrain instead of being limited to specific sections of territory. Along with the open world change, we get new graphics and new costume designs. I am obsessed with the new design for Zelda. Her new outfit is feminine but still clearly appropriate for running around on an adventure around Hyrule. I love it so much that I’m definitely tempted to cosplay it. I’m sure other fans will feel the same! Hopefully we’ll get some interesting gameplay with her. I would love to be able to switch from Link to Zelda and do some adventuring with her in the lead.
For more backstory about the Breath of the Wild history and plot check out this article on the Nerdist.
It’s a long video to watch but IGN got to work through a few different sections of Breath of the Wild while at E3 in 2016. Check out their 90 minute gameplay video to see even more of the game before you buy it:
Merchandise for the game has already started of course. There’s even a super adorable Nendoroid Link figure already with his Breath of the Wild outfit. It’s almost too much cute. Look at his little cloak flying behind him on the tiny horse! Like the other Nendoroid figures, this one comes with alternate facial expressions that can be snapped in. The deluxe figure comes with a lot of different accessories.
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