The new Zelda announced as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild

Brodie Fogg 15 June 2016 NEWS


The new Legend of Zelda finally has a name and it is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild.

Though there are more details to come, the short introductory video that kicked off the Nintendo Treehouse E3 event featured sweeping shots of Hyrule fields, our hero in green Link chopping down trees and hunting, an interesting new magnet tool and much more.

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The road to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The wait for this news has been an especially long one, as The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was first announced way back in January 2013. Then over a year later, fans finally got their eyes on the new Zelda at the 2013 E3 presentation and it was game on.


Well, not quite. The original trailer, while visually stunning in all its cel-shaded glory, showed no gameplay and didn't really set a precedent for what players could expect when they finally got their hands on the egame. Luckily, a recent build of the upcoming game was shown by Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma later that year at The Game Awards in Las Vegas.

But that wasn't the end of it. The Legend of Zelda has since experienced two delays, the first from 2015 to 2016, and then from 2016 to 2017 (to coincide with the release of the NX).

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