Plenty of games were announced during the Nintendo Switch presentation today, but that didn’t stop Nintendo from giving us a hefty update on the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo announced that Breath of the Wild will be a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, set for release on Mar 3, 2017. The Wii U version of the game will also be released on the same day.
A lengthy three minute trailer capped off the presentation, giving us our most detailed look at the game yet. The character of Zelda was prominently featured for the first time, along with a wide variety of different characters like the return of the Gorons and Zoras. The trailer also shed some more light on the story, hinting at a world that has a lot more in common with previous Zelda titles.
Several bundles were also announced to launch alongside the standalone version. The Standard Edition features a map of Hyrule poster, a Shiekah Slate Carrying Case, a Shiekah Coin, a 24-Song Soundtrack CD, and of course, the Switch version of Breath of the Wild, all for a sweet $99 USD ($130 CAD). The Master Edition includes all the Special Edition features but also comes with a Master Sword of Resurrection figure, coming to a total of $129 USD ($170 CAD).
The amiibo craze continues with an exclusive line of amiibo for Breath of the Wild. In addition to the Link (Rider), Link (Archer), and Guardian amiibo that were announced back at E3 2016 this past June, two new additions are set to release alongside the game.
A digital copy of Breath of the Wild will eat up 13GB for the Wii U version and 13.4GB for the Switch version. Considering the Switch will only have 32GB of internal storage, you may want to consider picking up a MicroSD Card or a physical copy of the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, along with its two bundles and five amiibo, will all release on Mar 3, 2017 on both the Switch and Wii U.