E3 2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Showcases Combat And Gameplay

Nintendo revealed earlier today their newest Zelda game, titled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

You may have seen the older teaser trailer with Link on a horse wielding a strange looking bow. This newest Legend Of Zelda adds a lot of new features in a large open game world, turning the Legend Of Zelda series into a game that can rival some of the biggest adventure RPGs in the genre. While Zelda games were always pretty open and allowed for adventure, dungeon exploring, and upgrades, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes all of that further to really expand on everything they have done in the past to make the newest game feel like a living breathing world. Take a look at the official Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer down below.

The live E3 gameplay let us see a lot of different content, ranging from the open world adventuring aspects, to combat, to a variety of different weapons, as well as shrines and dungeons.

The live E3 gameplay showcased bombs, axes, single handed swords, two handed swords, bows, and spears. You will be able to kill enemies and pick up their weapons to use in battle, however you can only carry a set amount of items at a time. Choose wisely though, because weapons can wear down and break over time, requiring you to select another stashed weapon from your inventory.

Cooking also plays a part in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, allowing you to find meat, cook it, and then use that food to eat and heal yourself.The spirit Shrines are different from dungeons, but they have everything you would expect from a Zelda game, such as puzzles, planning, platform elements, and of course, rare loot and items. A few other features they have added is stealth and sneaking with a sound meter to take out enemies undetected, and of course, a day and night time cycle so that there are a different set of enemies depending on the time of day, just like older Zelda games.

The Kotaku YouTube channel has posted up longer E3 gameplay videos of The Legend Of Legend: Breath of the Wild, so you can take a look at the longer gameplay series of videos by either following the provided link or watching the below video.


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