The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most anticipated video game titles for the coming year, even though it will remain an exclusive on the new Nintendo NX and current generation Wii U platforms. We do know that the King of Hyrule could have been spotted in an earlier trailer, so here we are with the latest details concerning The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
First announced at a Nintendo Direct presentation in 2013, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone through two different release delays, much to the chagrin of the franchise’s fans. However, it looked like there was confirmation of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s release date, slated for 2017, as revealed at Nintendo's Treehouse live presentation of the game over at the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
There is good reason for the two delays though, and we always believed that it is far better to have released a particular title when it is fully polished with as little bugs as possible, compared to rushing a title just to meet market expectations while letting gamers live with the flaws -- at least until a patch is released to fix the issues. Hopefully the amount of changes made to the game will truly revolutionize the genre, and whatever previews of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild have been impressive, to say the least.
In one particular hands-on preview, it showcased 20 minutes of gameplay, allowing the gamer to roam enemy-ridden forests and ruined temples freely. Apart from that, the gamer is also able to access a power which is known as the Magnesis. Magnesis can help one interact deeper with the elements of the game, as players learn to manipulate metal objects and change image filters so that hidden objects can be revealed. It certainly pays homage to the puzzle solving tradition that the Zelda series has a rich history in. Not only that, you would probably make use of image filtering many times throughout the game, as it allows one to hunt for objects that are crucial in helping you to solve puzzles far easier and faster.
The Cheat Sheet also did mention that the area previewed at E3 constituted of just 1% of the whole open world which will be part of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not only that, this upcoming title will enable non-linear gameplay. Such gameplay mechanics enable a player to pass up on all the challenges scattered throughout the game, and put your battle skills against the final boss. Not only that, there is the 100 Shrines of Trials which happen to be a staple of the title, which can be solved and explored according to your whims and fancies.
Expect The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be released some time in 2017, where it will be the 19th main installment of the Zelda series. Would you be taking a day off just to enjoy the game when it is finally launched?