The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Launches March 3rd, 2017
Zelda - Breath of the Wild
(Last Updated On: March 12, 2017)

Nintendo finally confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be an official launch title for the Nintendo Switch starting March 3rd, 2017.

The announcement came during the live-presentation during Nintendo’s big roll out in Japan, where their top executives and talent introduced a number of high-profile games, details on the Nintendo Switch, the release date for the system, the price for the system, and the big game that it will launch with… The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

They announced the release date for the game with a brand new trailer that clocks in at three minutes and 49 seconds posted on the Nintendo YouTube channel, which you can check out below.

The trailer reveals that Ganon is a primal evil that has existed for ages, and Link must venture to stop the evil from taking over the land. We see some classic Ganon transformations, including the original pig-monster version of Ganon from the original Legend of Zelda game.

They showcase more of the environments that Link will be able to visit, including various towns, valleys, beaches, snow-capped mountains, and the plains that they’ve been demonstrating quite a bit during the E3 events.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Originally, it was tough to tell what the story was going to be for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but they managed to lay it out all nice and clean in just under four minutes while also adding plenty of emotion, gravitas and some awesome looking gameplay scenes as well.

There were some worries previously that the game wasn’t going to make the launch date of the Nintendo Switch in March, but it appears Nintendo pulled through, hunkered down and cracked that whip like no Japanese have cracked a whip before. Reports had indicated that the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild localization process had hit a few snags and that it would no longer be launching with the system in March, but Nintendo stomped out those rumors like the Russians stomped out C-Span for 10 minutes.

Anyway, you can look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to launch on both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch starting March 3rd, 2017.


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  • Mr Snow

    I imagine I’ll have to wait until the launch day, but are there any comparisons out there showing the differences between the Wii and Switch versions of this game?

    • Wii U version seems to run slightly worse — has a tough time holding frames compared to the Switch (when docked), but otherwise they seem to be the same.

  • Bitterbear

    Nier: Automata could be available on the Switch. They hinted that the October reveal. Here’s a screengrab near the end of the stream:

    http://i.imgur.com/B234Fb5.png

    • Disqusted

      In before two mounds trigger SJWs.

  • It’s great that it’s still coming to the Wii U. I was very skeptical that they would continue with a Wii U version, given the failure of the Wii U. I just wonder how it will look compared to the Switch version.

    • Reven

      My guess would be higher resolution and smoother frame-rate at least in TV mode.

  • Disqusted

    Thick eyebrows.

  • Reven

    Overall I was impressed by what Nintendo brought with this presentation. I felt like they came out swinging hard with this. Though they needed to show more launch titles, we only have two in 1, 2, Switch and Zelda, but holy crap that Zelda trailer was top tier stuff, but it’s coming on Wii U. I’m excited to get a Switch…this holiday season.