Amidst the excitement of this year’s E3, Nintendo contributed to the hype by releasing the official trailer for the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The trailer overlooks a glistening Hyrule that not only remains in line with the series’ visual styles, but appears more open than ever before. The game’s protagonist, Link was shown tearing across its expansive terrains in a variety of ways, and taking part in activities that haven’t been seen before.
The Breath of the Wild trailer sees the famed Hero of Time taming wild horses, climbing and felling trees, climbing rock surfaces, swimming, and even taking to the skies by way of an elegant glider. Of course, the innumerable scuffles with Zelda’s various miscreants also made an appearance, with enemies appearing to exist within camps scattered throughout the game’s open environment. You can see the trailer above.
Originally scheduled for release in 2016, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now planned for a 2017 launch. The game will release on the Wii U, as well as Nintendo’s new console, code-named the NX. Both Wii U and NX versions will release at the same time.