Word is the crowd was unusually quiet at the Switch event and Nintendo saved the best show for last. After eluding people’s questions, hosts Mr. Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would launch with Nintendo Switch on March 3rd.
In Tokyo at the event, the full lineup of launch games was confirmed but most still consider the information lacking. It is, after all, only a little over 2 months until people have the Nintendo Switch in their hands. Many also consider it a pretty big risk to launch with without more than one epic game like Zelda. Even Super Mario Odyssey will not be out until later in 2017, no doubt well past the March launch date for Switch. However, Switch is launching with other games or close to them with Joycon, Splatoon 2 and more.
Check out the amazing new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This The Legend of Zelda, the 19th in the franchise, is declared by Nintendo as a ‘boundary-breaking new game’. Details are scarce but from the sweet as all hell trailer, we just got it’s safe to say we’re excited anyway. Notably, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have an open world environment and less focus on defined entrances and exits to areas. The open world environment is also 12 times larger than that in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Another main feature of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the voice actors. So far, while some cringe at the idea of Link speaking words, most fans are stoked with the voice acting addition. Also, tradition-breaking for the franchise is the addition of crafting and survival features in the open world.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available for pre-order and releases on the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U on March 3rd.
Did the Switch event reveal anything about Nintendo Switch?
The Switch event revealed a couple of useful tidbits about the Nintendo Switch but as we said earlier not much. Battery life is from a gaming perspective, ridiculously short, at 2.5 – 6.5 hours. I sure can’t wait to buy that battery charger that gets marketed to me, better have Yoshi on it.
The Switch is wifi capable and the screen is chargeable via USB. Further, the screen is a touchscreen and you can connect up to 8 together to play with your friends. No video capture yet but you can capture screens and video capture is in the works.