Zelda has been one of the longest running game franchises of all time, back from the 8-bit days to portable hand held titles, all the way till Next Gen and we still have fresh Zelda material coming out from Nintendo, who have worked with and used this series so responsibly, it never ceases to amaze.
Nintendo first teased the new Zelda with really brief in-game footage and screenshots during the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014. the footage featured high definition visuals that incorporated cel shading. They also claimed to release the game by 2015, which obviously didn’t turn out to be the case.
The title failed to show up during the E3 2015 event and left Zelda fans worried about its future prospects. But finally a detailed gameplay trailer featuring a brand new world and allegedly, “the most complete Zelda Experience ever” and had fans all over the world on their toes once again with a confirmed release date.
To add fuel to the fire, Nintendo released new in-game footage, this time teasing a very familiar and well known location to anyone who’s even touched a Zelda game before.
They captioned the video: “Does this look Familiar?”
check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/videos/1089827307768388/
As is clearly visible, the video features the famous Temple of Time, where Link travels between dimensions with the help of his master sword. The main purpose of this and any other in-game footage Nintendo has released for the game so far has been simply to show off the absolutely stunning visuals which incorporate the new world ripe with exploring opportunities.
After all the delays and fan speculations, the game is finally set to release in March 2017 on both the Wii U and the upcoming Nintendo NX.
Nintendo claims that for Zelda: breath of the wild to be profitable, it’ll have to sell more than 2 million copies, though this statement clearly requires much more explanation. Nintendo shouldn’t have much to worry about as their previous game, Zelda: Skyward sword, sold over 3.4 million copies worldwide for the Wii and was magnificently successful.
Now it’s only a matter of waiting and seeing whats in store for the boy in green.