The Nintendo Switch Presentation just concluded, and with it came a confirmation that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will indeed launch alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3. Additionally, a new trailer showcasing the game’s story was released. There’s so much to unpack with this footage that I will undoubtedly watch it 20 more times before I go to bed tonight. Check it out after the jump!
Despite its official unveiling this past October, the specifics of the Nintendo Switch are still a mystery. Thankfully, that’s about to change. The company will hold a presentation that will be streamed online tonight at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. By the end of the hour-long showcase, we should have all of the details regarding the console’s release date, price, and launch game lineup. Fingers crossed, Breath of the Wild will be among that initial wave of Switch titles.
Before the likes of Midna and Wolf Link were even ideas, Nintendo had planned on following The Wind Waker up with a direct sequel. Even as late as GDC 2004 — just a few months before Twilight Princess’s famous E3 2004 reveal trailer — Wind Waker 2 was still planned as the next major Zelda installment.
Although the Legend of Zelda: Arts and Artifacts art book won’t release stateside until Feb. 21, it’s been available in Japan as Hyrule Graphics for several months. Thanks to the folks over at Nintendo Everything, the section regarding Wind Waker 2’s short-lived development has been translated. Head past the jump to read the full details from artist Satoru Takizawa.
Nintendo sure didn’t waste any time in wishing everyone a happy Halloween. The Legend of Zelda’s official Twitter account just released a festive piece of Breath of the Wild artwork. Check it out after the jump!