Nintendo will be officially unveiling their new console the NX later today. Before we get into new consoles however, Nintendo has blessed us with new footage for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Nintendo Tree House footage of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild shown off during E3 was enough to convince me that the big “N” were on track to craft one of the best Legend of Zelda games this side of Ocarina of Time.
This first trailer focuses on exploring the vast lands of Hyrule. Link jumps, climbs, swims with frogs, shield surfs down a mountain, and soars through the expansive and varied environments. The vistas and other locations visited by Link are breathtaking. Nintendo is once again proving that with proper art direction and world design, you do not need cutting edge graphics to create a fully realized and beautiful world.
In the next trailer for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has Link cooking, cutting down trees, and slaying baddies in various ways. For the first time in a Zelda game, the combat actually looks meaningful. Well timed dodges net you a slo-mo window of opportunity in which you can really lay into a Moblin. Weapons degrade and can be set on fire to add bonus damage. The environment can even be used to assist Link in more difficult battles.
Finally we have some time-lapse footage of a location in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The camera remains stationary as the world around it changes. Over the course of the 4 minute video we see clear skys, rain, dusk, and dawn all while birds chirp and the wind howls. It also gives you the chance to take in the little details – things like rustling trees and billowing banners. It’s all very serene and gorgeous.
Nintendo has stated that this footage is all from the Wii U version of the game. On the games official site, it is also labeled for the Nintendo NX which is scheduled to be premiered later today. Rest assured we will cover that as well as soon as it drops, so you geeks be sure to stick with us at DHTG. Let us know what you think of the footage of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the comments below.