The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Year 2017
Producer Eiji Aonuma
Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an adventure game created by Nintendo EPD and Monolith Soft and distributed by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch and Wii U. It is one of the newest games for The Legend of Zelda series. It was released on March 3, 2017. On April 25, 2019, Nintendo added a new feature that makes the game playable in virtual reality, using Nintendo Labo[1]

Plot[change | change source]

According to legend, when Ganon returns the chosen hero, Link, and the royal princess, Zelda, defeat him. 10,000 years ago a group of people called the Sheikah created technologies for defeating Ganon faster, called Guardians and Divine Beasts. Once Ganon had been destroyed, the king prohibited this technology because he thought that Sheikah technology could be used in the future to attack his kingdom.

Because of this, the Sheikah split into the Yiga, murderers who followed Ganon and the Sheikah who were still loyal, who went into hiding.

About 100 years from the present, Ganon returns. The new king tried to use the Sheikah technology again to defeat Ganon. However, Ganon already controlled Sheikah technology and he used this to attack the kingdom.

As a consequence, Link and princess Zelda were defeated by Sheikah technology. Link had to recover for 100 years and when he woke up in the Shrine of Resurrection, and the game starts. He now has to go back in search of Zelda to help her destroy Ganon.

Gameplay[change | change source]

You can play this Zelda game on Wii U and Nintendo Switch. It is an open world game and it has a very big map. There are principal missions which are related to the plot; and the secondary missions, for completing the game.

The audio of the game is amazing, it changes for every time and place. For the graphics they use cel-shading.

Development[change | change source]

They started developing the game in 2013 and launched it in 2017. It took a long time because of all the details they added to it.  They used new ideas from young developers which made it more original and refreshing. It was a pioneering game and it broke the conventions of the saga.

An interesting feature of the game is that it is interactive and the characters can respond to you differently depending on what you are wearing. For example, if you are wearing something metallic in a storm, lightning can strike you and kill you.

It has been extremely successful around the world since it was first published. It has sold around 20 million copies worldwide.

References[change | change source]

  1. "See Link's world in a whole new way". Nintendo.