- Platform: Nintendo Switch
- Release Date: 3/3/2017
- Developer: Nintendo
- Rating: E10+ (Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol
- Genre: Open-Air Adventure
- Players: 1
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Step Into A World Of Adventure in Breath of the Wild
Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series.
Travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning Open-Air Adventure. Now on Nintendo Switch, your journey is freer and more open than ever. Take your system anywhere, and adventure as Link any way you like.
Explore the Wilds of Hyrule Any Way You Like – Anytime, Anywhere!
Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness.
Along the way, you’ll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts, and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you’ll make to sustain you on your journey. With Nintendo Switch, you can literally take your journey anywhere.
More Than 100 Shrines of Trials to Discover and Explore
Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. The tasks you must perform in each Shrine varies, and you’ll never expect the challenges you’ll face until you enter.
Some will involve realistic physics, and some will require you to harness the power of nature, including electricity, wind, fire, and more. Work your way through the traps and devices inside, utilizing your runes and think outside the box. Earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure.
Be Prepared and Properly Equipped
With an entire world waiting to be explored, you’ll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster or stealthier.
Battling enemies requires strategy. The world is inhabited with enemies of all shapes and sizes. Each one has its own attack method and weaponry, so you must think quickly and develop the right strategies to defeat them.
The Wolf Link amiibo from Twilight Princess HD, the Zelda 30th Anniversary series amiibo, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series amiibo are all compatible with this game.
Tap the Wolf Link amiibo (sold separately) to make Wolf Link appear in the game. Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help you find items you’re searching for. Tap a Zelda 30th Anniversary series amiibo to receive helpful in-game items or even a treasure chest!
In addition to the previously announced Link (Rider), Link (Archer) and Guardian amiibo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series amiibo will also include new Zelda and Bokoblin amiibo.
The amiibo in this series carry a suggested retail price of $15.99, except for the massive Guardian amiibo, which has a suggested retail price of $19.99.
For a suggested retail price of $99.99, the Special Edition includes:
- The Game
- Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case
- Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin
- Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD
The Master Edition includes all of those items plus a Master Sword of Resurrection figure, and has a suggested retail price of $129.99.
This is one of the largest, most engaging video games Nintendo has ever created.
The main game offers players an engrossing quest that will keep them entertained for hours. The game world also provides a rich canvas that offers the opportunity for additional adventures.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass
Players can purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year.
Immediately upon pre-purchase or purchase of the Expansion Pass, three new treasure chests will appear in the game’s Great Plateau area. One of these treasure chests will contain a shirt with a Nintendo Switch logo that Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. The other two will deliver useful items.
The first content pack includes the addition of a Cave of Trials challenge, a new hard mode and a new feature for the in-game map.
The second content pack adds new challenges that will let players enjoy a new dungeon and a new original story. The Expansion Pass will be available for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game and are identical. Content packs cannot be purchased individually.
“The world of Hyrule, which we created for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is so large and vibrant that we wanted to offer more for players to experience within it,” said Nintendo developer Eiji Aonuma, the longtime producer of the series. “With this new Expansion Pass, we hope that fans will play, explore and enjoy the game even more.”
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