The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

For decades, perhaps centuries, the Master Sword has awaited a new hero to heed its call and take up arms against the evil that besets Hyrule. And that’s how long it feels like we’ve been waiting for Nintendo to release The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

It’s been over five years since Link’s last console adventure, Skyward Sword for the Wii, and while Hyrule Warriors was a fun diversion, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of a new Legend of Zelda game. Breath of the Wild promises an expansive world—12 times larger than Twilight Princess and 60% larger than Skyrim—that is diverse and alive, teeming with new monsters and harboring old friends. From the vibrant landscapes and detailed world-building, to the new story elements that seem to encompass the overall Zelda lore, to the joy of shield-surfing and hang-gliding as you explore a fresh Hyrule, Breath of the Wild feels like the most revolutionary Zelda title since Wind Waker graced the Gamecube in 2002.

Just watch the latest trailer and tell me it doesn’t give you chills:

Has Hyrule ever looked so gorgeous? Has Zelda ever felt more like a real person in real trouble? And did that one guy have a shark for a head?? Nintendo couldn’t have picked a better system-seller to launch with the Switch. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available for Wii U and Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017. Pre-order your copy today at any Just Press Play!


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