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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming March 3, 2017

In 2013, a new Zelda title was announced with the launch of the Wii U and was originally set to be released in 2015. Excitement around the new Zelda title was palpable as bits of news dropped throughout the years about the development of this new title and after years of development and years of delays, Nintendo has finally announced that the release of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will coincide with the launch of Nintendo’s newest console, Nintendo Switch, on March 3, 2017. Breath of the Wild is expected to be the largest open-world Zelda title since its’ inception and the first original Zelda title to be developed in high definition from the beginning to the end of its’ development cycle. The game will also feature voice acting for the first time in a Zelda title.


The story will take place in the legendary world of Hyrule as the long-time protagonist, Link, will awaken from his 100-year slumber to stop the destruction of the kingdom and the world from the darkness known as Ganon. Imprisoned within Hyrule Castle, Ganon is unable to be defeated, but is amassing in power and it is up to Link to make the journey through Hyrule and defeat the calamity known as Ganon before Ganon breaks free from his imprisonment and destroys the world.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will also release on the Nintendo Wii U on March 3, alongside its’ successor. The game will come in two editions, the “Special Edition” and the “Master Edition.” The special edition of the game includes a Sheikah Eye coin, a Calamity Ganon tapestry that comes with the world map for the game, the soundtrack CD for the game, and a carrying case themed with the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild logo for the Nintendo Switch console. The master edition includes all of the above with the addition of the Master Sword of Resurrection figurine from the game. The regular version of the game will retail for $59.99 for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U, while the special edition will retail for $99.99 and the master edition will retail for $129.99. Pre-order the Master Edition quickly if you want the Master Sword of Resurrection figurine as they are going fast!

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