E3 2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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E3 2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

If there is one character synonymous with Nintendo, it is clearly Link  Mario.  Outside of that plumber and his brother however, most Nintendo gamers would tie in the big N with the genre defining game series The Legend of Zelda.  At E3 2016 we have now gotten our first look at the new entry into the Zelda franchise with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

 

There are going to be some big changes in the way that this Zelda iteration will play compared to some of the last several games.  First and foremost is the knowledge that this will be a non-linear game.  Series Producer Eiji Aonuma to ign.com “After Skyward Sword we really needed to go out and develop a bigger world, but we’ve never actually done that; so a lot of it was trial and error and we had to feel things out.”  There are a myriad of facts that have come out from the conference, one being that the world of Breath of the Wild is going to be about 12 TIMES the size of the world we got with Twilight Princess.  Another is the life to game time correlation in which 1 minute of play is going to equal out to an hour of in game time.  The Gameplay Demo revealed at 2016’s E3 is told to be representative of only about 1% of the final game.  Here’s a video from that livestream presentation:

 

 

Gone are the days of easily collected hearts to stay alive.  Now you must gather and cook ingredients to survive through the game, search for and collect various weapons and shields, and as you can see in the trailers above,  also use a new tool called a Sheikah Slate that is your upgradable accessory do-all during this tale.   Are you ready to delve back into Link’s adventures for the trouble-prone Zelda?

She gets in more trouble than Princess Toadstool

She gets in more trouble than Princess Toadstool

Will this game (releasing 2017) be the launch title to get the upcoming Nintendo NX the attention and sales it deserves?  And is Nintendo really going to be using cartridges on that new system?   Give us your thoughts about next springs The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

 

E3 2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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