The new trailer was released during Nintendo’s Treehouse Live day 1 at E3 2016! We then got a follow up with all the details to drive you mad!
The new game footage is based off the Wii U version of the game.
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild breaks boundaries for the franchise and for games as a whole,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “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.”
The game is so vast that attendees that are playing the game on the show floor get to choose how they want to play. They have no direction and can approach the game however they want. Our very own member Matt recently got a chance to play it and will have full coverage of his experience later today!
The game dives into this open world and makes players focus on their environment. You will need to look for weapons from fallen enemies and find food to replenish health. The world is extremely vast and large so the dynamics of gameplay will constantly change.
This also includes weather dynamics. A rain storm can destroy fire, or lightning can be attracted to metal weapons. Link might also become freezing in cold temp’s when he isn’t wearing the proper clothes for the environment.
The game also changed some well known mechanics of the series:
The game breaks with some conventions from the series. For example, many of the minor enemies are no longer scattered randomly around the world, as many now live together in colonies. Link can climb towers and massive structures to get a bearing on his surroundings. He can even reach the top of mountains – any mountain he can see, he can climb. He can paraglide to lower areas or even use his shield to slide down a mountain. Link will travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks.
There will be more than 100 Shrines of Trials scattered around the map. Each one offers a puzzle and adventure that can be tackled in multiple ways. Each puzzle also has several answers, but with hints in the world you can create the best outcome.
The game will release in 2017 for both the WiiU and Nintendo’s NX. There will also be new Amiibo’s released for Zelda fans that include Link with a bow (“Archer”), Link on horseback (“Rider”), and a “Guardian” that is the first amiibo with flexible parts.