So last I had the absolutely amazing opportunity to spend some time playing on, and with, the Nintendo Switch before it launches today (3 March). I’m not going to say a lot about the event or the Switch itself in this article because that is a whole long love letter all on its own, this particular letter of love is about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Now for those of you who don’t know what The Legend of Zelda is, well there’s just no hope for you… until you found this article that is, now sit down and relax, I got your back.
The Legend of Zelda is a long running fantasy, action-adventure video game series.
The series centers around the character you play, Link. Most of the time you find yourself off on a journey to rescue Princess Zelda and to protect the kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon, the main evil villain of the series. Since the original The Legend of Zelda was released in 1986, there have been over 18 different Zelda games stretching over all of Nintendo’s major game consoles, as well as a number of spin-off games.
Okay so now that you’re all caught up (or at least have a vague idea as to why I’m so excited) let’s move on to why we’re here:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Now since the very first time that I heard mention of the Nintendo Switch all I wanted and asked for was a new Zelda game. So when they announced Breath of the Wild – I was all over it. But I could never have expected it, or believed it to be as great as what their teaser trailer promised it to be, but after playing it at the Nintendo Pre-Launch event all that I can say is WOW.
This is it, the Zelda game of all Zelda games, the one that has come to carry the franchise forward, and do it proudly.
See what I mean, and join the hype by watching the trailer here:
When you go to the games website you’re greeted with a message that reads:
“Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games”
and that is the absolute best way to put it.
This is a Zelda game that captures the heart and the spirit or Zelda’s past and then totally reinvents itself. This is an open world, boundary-breaking entry to the acclaimed series-and it works.
It comes with Amiibo support (Amiibos are real-world figurines that you ‘tap’ onto your Nintendo Switch to make the figurine come to life in game) When the game launches you can buy a Wolf Link Amiibo to make Wolf Link appear in game. Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help you find items you’re searching for.
A whole new series of The Legend of Zelda Amiibo is also on the way.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available 3 March 2017 with the launch of the Nintendo Switch and I couldn’t be more excited to jump into the adventuring shoes of my dear friend Link, once again.