The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Finally Gets a Release Date
After years of waiting through countless delays, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has finally got a release date, and it’s an awesome one. The game will launch alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd (as well as on the Wii U), more than making up for the rather limited launch line-up for the system, and will finally put an end to the agonising wait we’ve had to endure for so long.
Nintendo wasn’t ready to give the date up that easily though, as the question of just when the game would release was tossed from NOA President Reggie Fils-Aime to Zelda Creator Shigeru Miyamoto, onto Zelda Director Eiji Aonuma and then to Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, without a single one of them answering. Instead, we were treated to a breathtaking trailer for the game before the date was revealed at the very end of the presentation. It was a strong way to cap things off, especially given how exciting the latest trailer for the game was.
As well as showing off even more of the vast and beautiful game world, the trailer gave us our biggest glimpse into the game’s story yet, which is promising to be (like the rest of the game) bigger than anything we’ve experienced from the series so far.
That wasn’t all the Zelda news however, as Nintendo had a few announcements left for after the presentation was done. In addition to the previously announced Breath of the Wild Amiibo, joining the series will be Zelda and Bokoblin figures, with the full line also launching March 3rd.
There are also going to be several different editions of the game depending on your region. If you live in North America, the game will come in three packages: standard, special and master. The Special Edition includes the game, a Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case, Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin, Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD for a suggested retail price of $99.99. The Master Edition includes the same plus a Master Sword of Resurrection figure, and has a suggested retail price of $129.99.
In the UK there will be standard (£59.99) and special edition. The special edition will cost £89.99 and contains the game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD and a Master Sword of Resurrection figure. Not quite as exciting as the North American version then, but given Nintendo has finally got rid of region locking with the Switch, you can order the game from whichever region you like!
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