E3 2016: New Zelda is Titled Breath of the Wild, New Trailer

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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The newest The Legend of Zelda title, coming to Wii U and the next Nintendo console, is titled Breath of the Wild. The trailer, like everything else we’ve seen, is doing a good job of giving us lots of new info while still being cryptic in a way. Here it is. Below, I’ll point out what I’ve noticed:

In addition to confirming more voice acting for the game, it’s evident that climbing really will be a major part of the game — not only cliffs as in the previous art, but also buildings (in a noticeably Assassin’s Creed-like moment). However, that seems to be just one part of exploring the massive world that Nintendo has been bragging about. Link is shown cutting down a tree to cross a ravine, creating magical blocks to climb on, and rolling boulders on his enemies.

One thing that looks new and interesting is what appears to be hunting. We see Link shoot some kind of boar, and then, later on, he’s cooking something over a campfire. What will this mean for our trek through Hyrule?

Finally, the combat looks intense. Every blow is more impactful than ever, and I see some new moves and even new weapons cropping up. Plus, big explosions are a nice touch.

What part of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are you most excited about?

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About Phil Schipper

Phil N. Schipper joined the Operation Rainfall staff to review Android games, but soon fell in love with writing news articles and Games of the Past. His dream is to make a living writing sci-fi and fantasy novels, which is why he leads the Obscure Authors Alliance in his free time. Still, even in his stories, which usually involve insane people, video games are one of his strongest influences. He describes himself as "a Mr. Nice Guy with a horrible, horrible dark side."




  • Francisco Martins

    I am about to cry

  • Mr0303

    Link’s been playing some Dark Souls it seems. The cooking/hunting elements look pretty great and the traversal looks intuitive. Wii U owners are in for a treat.

  • ProfessorFluffy

    Something I’ve noticed from this video was that the woman said “Wake up Link.” If this was a sampling of the voice acting from the game and not just for the trailer, it appears they will be referring to Link by his name. My memory may be a bit fuzzy, but this seems like a first for the series since you were always given the option to name him.