Legend Of Zelda
"The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild" is scheduled for release on March 3. YouTube/Nintendo

After years of delays, “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” has finally been confirmed for release on March 3. The highly anticipated game from Nintendo will offer fans and non fans alike new gameplay features and a larger world to explore.

“The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” will be an open world game, which means that players will not be restricted to one path that will lead to the story’s ending. Instead, gamers will be able to choose where and when to go to certain areas, as well as how to travel there. As PC Advisor has reported, individuals will get the option to travel via Link’s horse, Epona, who will provide Link with better aim capabilities.

Moreover, the title will have Amiibo functionality. This is Nintendo’s wireless communications and storage protocol, which was first introduced in 2014. It is currently only available with the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. The Nintendo Switch will be just the third console to come with the technology when it launches to the market in March 3.

As IGN has explained, the world of “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” as around 12 times the size of “Twilight Princess.” One real minute spent playing will equate to an hour in-game. In a landscape that big, it is no surprise that Nintendo came along some obstacles in trying to fill it all. As producer Eiji Aonuma admitted to the publication, his team eventually came to the conclusion that it would not be bad to have a few blank spaces. “We realized that it's okay if there's pocket of emptiness,” he said.

Despite this, there is so much to do. Within the first few minutes, players will be able to explore several Bokoblin camps, discover mysterious weapons and come across collectible materials including acorns, Hylian mushrooms, apples and other raw ingredients. Link’s abilities, which include climbing trees and scaling mountains, also become evident very early on in the title.

“The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” is already available for preorder and will be delivered to Australian players by March 3.

Watch the “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” trailer from the Nintendo Switch Presentation

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