The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Launching Alongside Nintendo Switch on March 3

Link’s sprawling new adventure will be available Day One on the new console.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 01/13/2017 00:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Thursday night’s Switch presentation may not have shed much light on the console’s launch lineup, but it did confirm one major title that will be launching alongside the system on March 3: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the newest and most ambitious installment in Nintendo’s long-running adventure series. (The game will also be launching simultaneously on Wii U.)

With its release less than two months away, Nintendo closed out the presentation by unveiling a breathtaking new trailer for the title, giving fans another glimpse at its post-apocalyptic version of Hyrule and some of the races and inhabitants they’ll be meeting along their journey. While its plot is still very much shrouded in mystery, the game begins when Link awakens from a 100-year slumber. In his absence, the kingdom has been ravaged by a “primal evil” known as the Calamity Ganon, and has since been overtaken by monsters and mysterious mechanical guardians. The latest trailer doesn’t offer much more insight into the story, but it does introduce several major characters, including the Princess of Hyrule herself, Zelda. You can watch the English video below.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will also be released in two bundles: the Special Edition, which includes a Switch carrying case based on the game’s Sheikah Slate item, a Sheikah coin, a soundtrack CD, and a map of Hyrule; and the Master Edition, which includes all of the aforementioned items along with a Master Sword statue. The Special and Master Editions will retail for $99 and $129 USD, respectively.

What do you think of the game’s newest trailer? Which system will you be playing it on? Let us know in the comments!

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