Zelda Breath of the Wild Gets Several New Video Teasers

Check out the game’s weather system, exploration mechanics, and combat.

Shortly before the public unveiling of its new Switch console, Nintendo also shared some fresh video teasers of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a game which will be coming to both the Switch and the Wii U next year.

There are three teasers in total. The first is just under five minutes and doesn’t feature any direct gameplay. Instead, it features a four-and-a-half-minute time lapse which shows just how drastically the game’s weather can change as day shifts into night and night into day. There have been other games in the past that feature real-time dynamic weather, but seeing it play out as the focus of an entire teaser trailer is still impressive nonetheless.

The second teaser focuses on world exploration, showing off the many different ways in which protagonist Link will be able to traverse the environments he finds himself in. These traversal methods range from basics like climbing and swimming to more fun-looking means of getting around, such as floating around with a glider and even snowboarding down a mountain on a makeshift snowboard (the two latter methods can even be used at the same time).

Lastly, there’s the combat teaser which begins by showing off the various weapons Link will have in his arsenal before transitioning into actual combat scenarios, demonstrating how fluid and fast Breath of the Wild’s combat will feel.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild doesn’t yet have a solid release date, but Nintendo has promised it will launch sometime in 2017. For more on what Nintendo’s been up to as of late, be sure to check out our breakdown of the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer.

Nate Hohl

Nate Hohl got his start in the video games journalism industry shortly after graduating college and since then he has come to find enjoyment in critiquing various forms of media (games, movies, books, etc.) and seeing how they affect our ever-developing idea of culture. If you'd like to contact him, you can do so via his email address, nate.hohl@greenlitcontent.com, or his admittedly oft-neglected Twitter account @NateHohl.

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