The Game Awards 2016 just became a little bit more epic as it played host to two separate teasers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Last night, Nintendo released two trailers for what might be the most anticipated game it has in the works. It is another lush glimpse at the game that so far has put an emphasis on mood over plot. It is so breathtaking that it could easily get mistaken as an animated film, according to GQ.
Breath of the Wild’s First Trailer
The first trailer, shown during the event’s pre-show, is a brief-yet-beautiful trailer of the game. It shows some of the locations through the world of Breath of the Wild. The trailer offers a glimpse of what could possibly be the fans’ first real look of Princess Zelda. It also shows a few of the creatures players will encounter in the game, including the much-talked about dog. Even Polygon made a report dedicated to the said canine.
Dog in LoZ: Breath of The Wild trailer. Sold. pic.twitter.com/CNoEMKt2JY
— Dan Lazarides (@raiden) December 2, 2016
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Breath of the Wild’s Second Trailer
While the second trailer is more of a commentary, it gives fans a better understanding of how the new Zelda game will play. It has Nate Bihldorff and Bill Trinen from the Nintendo Treehouse playing through some of the game. Breath of the Wild’s main selling point is that it is the first open-world Zelda game. But it looks like the changes that Nintendo made go far beyond just giving Link a sandbox to play in.
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Breath of the Wild’s Gameplay
One of the examples shown in the video is that Link can now recover health by eating food as opposed to relying solely on bottled faeries and potions. Another big difference is that weapons are now breakable, but players can pick up new ones to continue the fray. So, it appears that Link don’t have to rely solely on the Master Sword, the slingshot and the Bow to make his way through Hyrule.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks to be a big departure for the series. The game shifts the Zelda formula into a more modern open world. Originally slated as a Wii U exclusive, Breath of the Wild will also come to Nintendo’s upcoming Switch platform when it launches in 2017.
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