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Zelda Breath Of The Wild Release Date Nears As Game Goes Gold

Zelda Breath Of The Wild
Image source: Screen grab from Youtube/IGN account


Zelda Breath Of The Wild Release Date Nears As Game Goes Gold

The long wait is over! The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild has finally gone gold! After its announcement in 2013 stating that Nintendo will initially release it on the Wii U exclusively in 2015, the game has now finished development after four years or so. The developers had even started preliminary development of the game in 2012. The game has been delayed plenty of times but will soon be available on another new platform, the Nintendo Switch. The game is set for release on March 3 worldwide.


The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild is an upcoming action-adventure game and is the 19th main installment in the franchise. The story revolves around the main protagonist, Link, in his journey and adventures in Hyrule. The mechanics of the game deviate from the conventional The Legend of Zelda games. It will feature an advanced physics engine in an open-world venue. The game will also have voice acting and will allow players to go through dungeons without any specified order.


Hyrule lived in accordance with harmony until a beast known as the Calamity Ganon appeared in The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild. The Hero and the Princess of Hyrule tried to stop the beast but eventually failed. The Sheikah’s aura, which provides life to the land, woke up beasts and a mechanical army that they created in concealment. Thus, they were able to trap Calamity Ganon inside the Hyrule Castle. But the King banished the Sheikah from the land out of fear.

At present, Link, the main protagonist, wakes up from a deep sleep. He was guided into the now destroyed Hyrule kingdom where he meets an old man. He learns that Calamity Ganon has been sealed in the Castle for a hundred years already and that the beast has gained more power in his seclusion. Link is the one who must defeat the beast before it conquers the world. For players who are still doubting to purchase this game, this storyline is one of the reasons to consider when buying the title.

Zelda Breath Of The WildPia Janine Contreras | Video Games Republic

Link battling a boss, the Steppe Talus.
Image source: Screen grab from Youtube/IGN account

Delays in Development

The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild is the first mainline entry in the series since 2011’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword as referred to in Gaming Bolt. Suffice to say, the game has suffered at least two high profile delays. This is why fans of Zelda games are getting more giddy and excited because the crucial anticipation is now over.

Nintendo staff apparently celebrated the finish of the game. As reported in EuroGamer, they celebrated with a wrap party. The event was held at a hotel near the headquarters of Nintendo in Kyoto, Japan last February 3.

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