Exploration fans will have fun in the new Zelda game. Nintendo teases that Zelda Breath of the Wild cannot be completed in a mere few days. This appears to be quite an intriguing challenge for gamers.
Zelda Breath of the Wild is the latest installment in the franchise to arrive on consoles. However, this is also part of the first games to arrive with the Nintendo Switch. This is why a lot of fans may be excited to try the new game with the new hybrid handheld.
Intriguingly, Zelda Breath of the Wild is also the first game to have quite the open world for players. Trailers tease various features and elements that players can remember from previous titles. It also hints towards a much more mature storyline involving classic Zelda elements.
Zelda Breath of the Wild: Gameplay Time
The news on the game’s lengthy gameplay time came courtesy of an interview with The Completionist. The channel aims to complete games at 100-percent in weekly cycles. Players from the channel were able to ask Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto regarding more details of the game.
In the 15-minute interview, Aonuma emphasized that it is “impossible” to complete the game at 100-percent in just a week. Aonuma, also the game’s producer, said that development was quite a long journey. He said they started with empty fields and added new elements along the way.
This allowed them to play the game “over and over” and added elements. According to IGN, Aonuma said the open world progression was a necessity after Skyward Sword. However, they have never done any open world Zelda games. This sparked a need for trial and error in the new game’s development.
New developments, updates
The new Zelda game releases on both the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch on March 3. In fact, the game will reportedly be the last title for the Wii U. Aonuma stressed that the Switch version will run at an increased resolution with faster load times.
It is also worth pointing out that the game will take up 13.4 GB of the Switch’s hard drive space. However, the Switch will have a base internal memory of 32 GB. Meaning, fans who want to play more games ought to expand storage via its microSDXC card slots.
In a Eurogamer interview, Aonuma also stressed an emphasis on “surprises.” Players are expected to hang on to sudden developments within the game. For instance, the fact that Link has been asleep for 100 years appears to be an integral part of the story. However, Aonuma did not stress any more details on the plot.