The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-on Impressions

Time sure does fly — E3 has already come and gone. Now that I’m a few days removed from the show, let’s talk about that one game. The one that many attendees spent the entire event just trying to get access to. I can’t say I blame them, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is undoubtedly the highlight of this year’s E3.

Nintendo gave attendees access to two distinct demos, adding up to about 35 minutes of playtime. The first one emphasizes the game’s sandbox overworld, while the second offers a glimpse of its story. Throughout this particular article, I’ll be discussing my experience with the latter. Let’s hit the jump and dive right in!

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Wolf Link-Midna Amiibo Functionality in Breath of the Wild Revealed

Since Twilight Princess HD was announced back in November, fans have speculated how the Wolf Link-Midna amiibo would function with Link’s next proper adventure. Thankfully, yesterday’s stream of Breath of the Wild gave us the answer.

It’s been confirmed that the amiibo will bring Wolf Link himself into the new title’s vast overworld. Considering that the game lacks a proper companion character, this acts as the next best thing. There’s no Midna to accompany Wolf Link, but it’s an excellent addition nonetheless. Take a look for yourself after the jump!

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Wind Waker’s Koroks Appear in Breath of the Wild

Nintendo’s first live stream of Breath of the Wild provided Zelda lore buffs with a fair share of head-scratching material. Perhaps chief among them is the resurgence of the Koroks from The Wind Waker.

Although we’ve yet to hear a confirmation from Nintendo, the little forest spirit’s presence suggests that this game takes place in the Adult Timeline. This is definitely Hyrule, though, given the appearance of the Master Sword. Could the Great Sea have been drained? How did the Master Sword end up out of Ganondorf’s head and into its pedestal? Fingers crossed, we’ll hear more about the game’s place in the timeline before the end of the week.