This summer, Nintendo unveiled the first look at their new Legend of Zelda video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which will debut sometime next year for the Wii U and the company's new console, which was unveiled today as the Nintendo Switch, previously known as the Nintendo NX. While the company still hasn't announced an official release date yet, three new videos surfaced today that give fans their best look at the game so far. The first video offers new gameplay footage, while the second showcases some of the combat scenarios the game has to offer, while the third is a four-minute video that highlights the game's weather system.
Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.
This innovative new game allows players to explore the wilds of Hyrule any way they like. Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey.
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.
The game's wild world surrounds Link, and he must pay attention to changes in climate, as a shift in weather or temperature can affect the environment and his ability to survive in it, as revealed in the four-minute video from Nintendo's YouTube. A sudden downpour might douse a roaring campfire or a lightning storm might be attracted to Link's metallic weapons. Players might need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat.
There are also more than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore. Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure. With an entire world waiting to be explored, you'll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier. While we wait for new details on the game, take a look at these new videos from this upcoming Legend of Zelda video game below.