Fans of the gaming series The Legend of Zelda have much to rejoice about as Nintendo has confirmed that a new game in the franchise The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be releasing soon.
For those wondering about the exact release date, you will be able to lay your hands on the title on March 3, 2017, on the Nintendo Switch.
The company confirmed the same during a Nintendo Switch livestream. Both the game and the console will be released on March 3, in keeping with previous rumors. Nintendo of America also tweeted and confirmed the game's arrival.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also coming to #WiiU on 3/3.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 13, 2017
Nintendo released a trailer which shows a black cloud envelope the world and a monster of some kind is seen taking over. Link, the protagonist and playable character of the game is shown talking to and interacting with a wide number of characters. He seems to have gathered a group of accomplices who will help him in his journey.
Nintendo will host another livestream on Jan.13, where it is expected that Breath of the Wild will be discussed in detail and more will be revealed about the upcoming title.
The fact that Nintendo has officially confirmed the game comes as a relief for many. The future of the nineteenth installment of the series was uncertain after some reports of localization surfaced in 2016.
Luckily, these reports have not delayed the game as come March 3, the Nintendo Switch and the game will be launched together. The company will also release the game for Wii U on the same date.
Not much is known about the Breath of the Wild, as Nintendo has kept the game shrouded in mystery. When the company brought a demo version of the game to the E3 2016, gaming community was abuzz with excitement.
What we do know is that the game will be significantly different from the previous installments of the franchise. Like the popular RPGs of today, Breath of the Wild has an open-world design and has provisions for exploration and free-roaming.
The game is sure to feature Princess Zelda in some way. Ganon, the game's main antagonist may be manifested in the form of an evil artifact. Interestingly, Ganon was referred to as "Calamity Ganon" in the trailer.
The Legend Of Zelda is a high-action series set in a fantasy world. In most of the games, the protagonist Link has to save the titular Princess Zelda and her kingdom of Hyrule from the evil Gandon. Gandon plans to take over Hyrule and kidnaps Zelda in majority of the storylines.
Nintendo has caused a flurry of excitement in the gaming community and nostalgic gamers wait to once again save their favorite princess from the clutches of evil.