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'Zelda: Breath of the Wild': Nintendo Switch vs. Wii U differences — which should you buy?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildis pulling a Twilight Princesson Nintendo fans. Along with appearing on the Nintendo Switch, BOTW is coming to the discontinued Wii U as well. Which means fans have a choice to make: Should you buy Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U or the Nintendo Switch?

If you never acquired a Wii U, the answer is simple: play Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch when it launches in March. But if you already own the current-generation console, you may have a tough decision to make. Let's work our way through the major differences and weigh some of the pros and cons one by one.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch vs. Wii U:Graphics and other specs

Nintendo consoles are rarely known for their raw horsepower, and games typically look less crisp than content on competing consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The Switch's hardware specs, like the Wii U, won't be winning any awards anytime soon. That said, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will look better on Nintendo's new console than it will on the Wii U. 

According to IGN, the game runs at a 720p resolution and 30 frames per second on both the Wii U and on the Nintendo Switch's built-in display. However, when the Switch docked in home console mode it upgrades the game to a 900p resolution. So if you have a 1080p television or better the Nintendo Switch version of the game will look better on your display.

The same report also notes that the Nintendo Switch version of the game will offer a better-sounding playing experience. 

"The Nintendo Switch version has higher-quality environmental sounds," the company told IGN in a statement. "The sound of steps, water, grass, etc. are more realistic and enhance the game's Open-Air feel." 

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch vs. Wii U:Portability

This category is an easy one. If you've kept up with the flood of Nintendo Switch news, you probably know by now that the new console lets you seamless jump between home console mode and handheld mode. So the Nintendo Switch is the only console that will let you play Zelda: Breath of the Wild on-the-go.

To its credit, the Wii U version can be played using the gamepad's built-in display, meaning you won't have to stop your adventure for a bathroom break. But the system is still powered by a larger console that isn't designed to leave the house.

Winner: Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch version

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch vs. Wii U: Controller Support

It remains to be seen which of Nintendo's numerous controller methods will work with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We do know, however, that the Nintendo Switch supports far fewer official Nintendo control schemes than the Wii U. It's one of the console's major weak points.

We're still waiting for official details, but chances are the Wii U version will work with a lot more controller configurations. If you opt for the Switch you're basically stuck with the Joy-Cons — unless you're willing to pay extra for a new Pro controller.

Winner: Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Wii U version

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch vs. Wii U: Exclusives

Both versions of the game are nearly identical when played, but Nintendo Switch owners can indulge in extra-special editions of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo's statement to IGNconfirms a Special Edition and Master Edition of the game that will be available for Switch owners and not on the Wii U. If you're a collector interested in getting limited edition versions of the game, they won't come cheap.

Winner: Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch version

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch vs. Wii U: Price 

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is priced at $60 for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions. But if you're playing a Switch, that means coughing up the $300 for a brand-new console on top of the new game. Wii U owners only need to buy the game itself to get started.

Even worse, Nintendo isn't offering any sort of bundle that combines the Switch with Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So don't expect any discounts at all when the new system launches. If you already own a Wii U, it might be worth holding off on the Switch entirely until later this year when more games are available.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch vs. Wii U: So which version should I get?

When compared head-to-head, the Switch version appears to come out on top. If you don't mind buying the new console and you're okay with limited controller selection, it's also the better choice. However, if you'd rather save some cash and don't care as much about portability, graphics or the Master Edition, then go for the Wii U.

At the end of the day, though, you should just do whatever makes you happy. That's what Nintendo would want.

More Nintendo Switch news and coverage

For more info on what Nintendo revealed during its livestream, here's where you can get our hands-on with the Nintendo Switch, details on the Nintendo Switch pricerelease datepre-orders and battery life. If you're interested in the Nintendo Switch's games, here's info on the new Super Mario Odyssey game, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildSplatoon 2Xenoblade Chronicles 21-2-Switch and the goofy boxing game Arms.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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  • …a watershed game... 10/10

    - IGN
  • ...a truly magical work of art… 10/10

    - GameSpot
  • ...you will never want to put Zelda down.

    - USA Today

Step into a world of adventure

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.

Features:

  • Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like - Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey.
  • More than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore - Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure.
  • Be prepared and properly equipped - With an entire world waiting to be explored, you'll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier.
  • Battling enemies requires strategy - The world is inhabited with enemies of all shapes and sizes. Each one has its own attack method and weaponry, so you must think quickly and develop the right strategies to defeat them.
  • amiibo compatibility - Tap the Wolf Link amiibo (sold separately) to make Wolf Link appear in game. Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help you find items you're searching for. We will also introduce new the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series of amiibo at E3 this year.

Release date:
March 03, 2017

Players:
1 player

Genre:
Adventure, Action,

Publisher:
Nintendo

Developer:
Nintendo

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*If eligible for a Just for You offer, the final price reflects the combined Sale and Just for You offers. The Just for You offer is discounted from the sale price.

Note: 3 GB of available storage are required on the Wii U system or external drive to play the main game. An additional 2.5 GB of storage is required to play DLC Packs 1 and 2.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

2017 video game

"BOTW" redirects here. For other uses, see BOTW (disambiguation).

2017 video game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild[b] is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles. Breath of the Wild is part of The Legend of Zelda franchise and is set at the end of the Zelda timeline. The player controls Link, who awakens from a hundred-year slumber to defeat Calamity Ganon and save the kingdom of Hyrule.

Similar to the original 1986 The Legend of Zelda game, players are given little instruction and can explore the world freely. Tasks include collecting various items and gear to aid in objectives such as puzzle-solving or side quests. The world is unstructured and designed to encourage exploration and experimentation, and the main story quest can be completed in a nonlinear fashion.

Development of Breath of the Wild took place over five years, following the responses from some fans who wanted a larger game world in the series. Wanting to rethink the conventions of the series, Nintendo introduced elements such as an open world and a detailed physics engine. Monolith Soft, known for their work on the open world Xenoblade Chronicles series, assisted in designing landscapes and topography. The game was originally planned for release in 2015 as a Wii U exclusive but was delayed twice. Released on March 3, 2017, Breath of the Wild was a launch game for the Nintendo Switch and the final Nintendo-published game for the Wii U. Two waves of downloadable content were released throughout 2017 in an expansion pass.

Breath of the Wild received critical acclaim for its open-ended gameplay and attention to detail. Critics called it a landmark in open world game design, although it received minor criticism for its technical performance at launch. It won several game of the year awards and has since been cited as one of the greatest video games of all time. By 2021 it had sold nearly 25 million copies, making it one of the best-selling video games of all time. A sequel is set for release on the Switch in 2022. A crossover with the Dynasty Warriors series, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, was released in 2020.

Gameplay[edit]

See also: Gameplay of The Legend of Zelda series

An in-game screenshot of the protagonist Link, paragliding across a vast world.
Players are free to explore the world of Breath of the Wildusing a variety of tools. For example, by jumping from a high elevation and deploying his paraglider, Link can travel quickly.

Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game set in an open world where players are tasked with exploring the kingdom of Hyrule while controlling Link. Breath of the Wild encourages nonlinear gameplay, which is illustrated by the game's lack of defined entrances or exits to areas,[1] scant instruction given to the player, and encouragement to explore freely.[2]Breath of the Wild introduces a consistent physics engine to the Zelda series, letting players approach problems in different ways rather than trying to find a single solution.[3] The game also integrates a "chemistry engine" that defines the physical properties of most objects and governs how they interact with the player and one another.[4] For example, during thunderstorms, metal objects will attract powerful lightning strikes; during a storm, therefore, a player must be careful not to wear metal, but may also throw metal objects at enemies to draw lightning to them.[5] These design approaches result in a generally unstructured and interactive world that rewards experimentation and allows for nonlinear completion of the story.[6][7]

As Link, players can perform actions such as running, climbing, swimming, and gliding with a paraglider, although Link is limited by his stamina.[5] Link can procure items from the environment, including weapons, food, and other resources. Unlike previous Zelda games, weapons and shields degrade through use.[5] Many items have multiple uses; for example, wooden weapons can light fires, wooden shields can collect incoming enemy arrows, and shields can be used as makeshift snowboards.[5] Players can obtain food from hunting animals, gathering wild fruit, or collecting parts of defeated enemies.[6] By cooking combinations of food or materials, the player can create meals and elixirs that can replenish Link's health and stamina, or provide temporary status bonuses such as increased strength or resistance to heat or cold.[6] An important tool in Link's arsenal is the "Sheikah Slate", which can be used to mark waypoints on a map and as an in-game camera. Over the course of the game, Link can collect powers to add to the Slate, including the abilities to create remote bombs, manipulate metal objects, form ice blocks on watery surfaces, and temporarily stop objects in time.[8][9][10] In combat, players can lock onto targets for more precise attacks, while certain button combinations allow for advanced offensive and defensive moves.[11] Players may also defeat enemies without weapons, such as by rolling boulders off cliffs into enemy camps.[12]

One of the major gameplay mechanics is the ability to climb almost anything in the game. With it, players can reach areas without following a particular path.

Besides exploration, players can undergo quests or challenges to obtain certain benefits. Activating towers and shrines adds waypoints that the player may warp to at any time.[13] Activating towers also adds territories to the map, although location names are not added until the player explores that area. Dotted throughout Hyrule are shrines that contain challenges ranging from puzzles to battles against robotic opponents. Clearing shrines earns Spirit Orbs. After earning four of these orbs, they can be traded for additional health or stamina points.[13] Scattered across Hyrule are small puzzles that reveal Korok Seeds, which can be traded to expand inventory size for weapons, shields, and bows.[14] Towns serve as hotspots for quests, sidequests, and shops selling materials and clothing. Hikers and other travelers offer sidequests, hints, or conversation.[5][11] Additionally, players can scan Amiibo figures against their controller to summon items or call Link's horse Epona from previous Zelda games and Wolf Link from Twilight Princess.[15][16]

Plot[edit]

Further information: Fictional chronology of The Legend of Zelda

Breath of the Wild takes place at the end of the Zelda timeline in the kingdom of Hyrule.[17] 10,000 years before the beginning of the game, the ancient Sheikah race had developed Hyrule into an advanced civilization, protected by four enormous animalistic machines called the Divine Beasts and an army of autonomous weapons called Guardians.[18] When the evil Calamity Ganon appeared and threatened Hyrule, four great warriors were given the title of Champion, and each piloted one of the Divine Beasts to weaken Ganon while the princess with the blood of the goddess and her appointed knight fought and defeated him by sealing him away.[19][20]

10,000 years later,[21] the kingdom of Hyrule had since regressed to a medieval state.[22][23] Reading their ancestors' prophecies, the Hylians recognized the signs of Ganon's return and excavated surrounding areas to uncover the Divine Beasts and Guardians.[24] During this time, Princess Zelda trained vigorously to awaken the sealing magic needed to defeat Ganon while trying to maintain her personal research. In the meantime, a knight was appointed to protect her, that being Link, who was chosen due to his ability to wield the Master Sword, also known as the Sword that Seals the Darkness. The champions of Hyrule's races — Daruk, warrior of the mountainous Goron; Mipha, princess of the aquatic Zora; Revali, archer of the birdlike Rito; and Urbosa, chief of the desert-dwelling Gerudo — assembled to pilot the Divine Beasts (Vah Rudania, Vah Ruta, Vah Medoh, and Vah Naboris, respectively) while the current Zelda and Link battled Ganon.[25] However, Ganon possessed the Guardians and Divine Beasts, turning them against Hyrule. King Rhoam and the Champions were killed, the castle town was destroyed, and Link was gravely wounded while defending the Hyrulean Army's only remaining base, Fort Hateno.[26] Zelda took Link to safety for him to heal, hid the Master Sword in the Lost Woods under protection from the Great Deku Tree, and used her magic to seal herself and Ganon in Hyrule Castle.[27] This cataclysmic tragedy came to be known through the ages as the Great Calamity.

100 years after being placed in a healing chamber in the Shrine of Resurrection, an amnesiac Link awakens in a now-ravaged Hyrule. He meets an old man, who reveals himself as the lingering spirit of King Rhoam. Rhoam explains that Ganon, sealed in Hyrule Castle, has grown strong; he pleads for Link to defeat Ganon before he breaks free and destroys the world.[28]

Link travels across Hyrule, returning to locations from his past and regaining his memories. With the help of the Hyrulean races,[c] he boards the four Divine Beasts and purges them of Ganon's monsters, releasing the spirits of Hyrule's former champions and allowing them to pilot the Divine Beasts once again. After obtaining the Master Sword from the Lost Woods, Link enters Hyrule Castle and defeats Ganon with the help of the Divine Beasts and Zelda's Bow of Light. Zelda seals Ganon away, restoring peace and allowing the spirits of King Rhoam and the champions to depart to the afterlife. Sensing their presence, Link and Zelda smile fondly.

If players have found all 13 memories in the quest "Captured Memories", they unlock a secret ending in which Zelda realizes that Hyrule must be rebuilt and that she and Link must begin the process themselves.[29][30][31] As Link and Zelda survey Hyrule and embark to rebuild their world, the princess confides that she may no longer possess any supernatural power, yet still she has happily come to terms with it.[32]

Development[edit]

An image of Eiji Aonuma, the producer.
With Breath of the Wild, Zeldaseries producer Eiji Aonumasought to rethink series conventions.

Nintendo EPD, an internal division of Nintendo, developed Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. According to series producer Eiji Aonuma, the development team aimed to "rethink the conventions of Zelda".[33][34] Development started immediately upon the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011).[35] Aonuma received comments from players who wished to see a more interconnected map to explore the locales between the gameplay areas.[3][36] In 2013, Nintendo experimented with nonlinear gameplay in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds,[37] which was a common point of praise from many outlets. At E3 2014, Aonuma said he planned to reform dungeons and puzzles, two of the series' major gameplay elements,[38] and redesign the game to allow players to reach the end without progressing through the story.[39] As Nintendo had never developed a modern open-world game on the scale of Breath of the Wild, they looked at The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to learn more about the challenges of making a modern large-scale open-world game.[40] For the art style, the development team drew inspiration from various Japanese anime which they had grown up watching.[41][42]

Before full development, the developers designed a playable 2D prototype similar to the original Zelda to experiment with physics-based puzzles. The final game uses a modified version of the Havokphysics engine.[43] At the 2017 Game Developers Conference, director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art director Satoru Takizawa held a presentation titled "Change and Constant – Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild", during which they demoed the prototype.[43][44] Aonuma called the physics engine in Breath of the Wild a major development for the Zelda series, saying that it "underpins everything in the world" and makes things operate in a "logical and realistic way", allowing players to approach puzzles and problems in different ways. He expanded on the difficulty in developing this system, recalling how one day during development he entered an area in the game and found that all the objects had been blown away by the wind.[3] As previous Zelda games increased the amount of actions Link could perform, the development team realized that having too many actions would complicate the controls, so instead of adding more actions, they increased the number of events the player could interact with in the world.[45]

"Our mission in developing this new Zelda game ... is quite plainly to re-think the conventions of Zelda. I'm referring to the expectation that the player is supposed to complete dungeons in a certain order...we want to set aside these conventions, get back to basics and create a newborn Zelda so that the players can best enjoy the real essence of the franchise."

Eiji Aonuma, producer[33]

The game was built and demonstrated with touchscreen features for the Wii U, but the developers found that "looking back and forth between the Gamepad and the screen" distracted from the game. The features were removed when the game moved to tandem development across the Switch and Wii U.[46] The Wii U GamePad also affected animation; although Link is canonically left-handed, he is right-handed in the game to match the GamePad's control scheme, which has its sword-swinging buttons on its right side.[47] The Switch version performs better than the Wii U release when docked to a television, although when undocked, both run at the same resolution. The Switch version also has higher-quality environmental sounds.[48][49] Aonuma stated that the art design was inspired by gouache and en plein air art to help identify the vast world.[50] Takizawa has also cited the Jōmon period as an inspiration for the ancient Sheikah technology and architecture that is found in the game, due to the mystery surrounding the period.[51] The game's landscape was based on locations in and around Kyoto, the hometown of game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, and was partially designed by Monolith Soft, who assisted with topographical level design.[52][53][54] The game's initial area was made a plateau so that players can see the world's expansive environments.[55]

"I really think the implementation of this physics engine is a major development for the Zelda series. The way the physics engine underpins everything in the world really offers up a lot of new possibilities. For instance, in Breath of the Wild you might have a puzzle where making use of the physics, there’ll be various ways you can solve that puzzle. That really opens up a lot of possibilities so there’s not just one way to progress in the game or just one way to solve a puzzle."

Eiji Aonuma, producer[3]

Breath of the Wild was the first main Zelda game to use voice acting in cutscenes, although Link remains a silent protagonist. Aonuma was affected by the first time he heard a character with a human voice in-game, and wanted to leave a similar impression on players.[56] The team decided to record voice-overs for all cutscenes instead of only the key scenes, as originally planned.[57][58] Nintendo provided voice-overs and subtitles in eight languages.[d] Initially, players were not able to mix and match the languages of voices and subtitles;[59] however, Nintendo released an update in May 2017 that allowed players to choose the voice-over language.[60] After five years of development, the game went gold on February 3, 2017, with Nintendo holding a wrap party to celebrate.[61] Coinciding with the game's launch in Taiwan and South Korea in early 2018, Nintendo introduced a patch worldwide adding traditional and simplified Chinese and Korean translations for the Nintendo Switch version.[e][62][63][64]

The original score was composed by Manaka Kataoka,[f] Yasuaki Iwata, and Hajime Wakai. Kataoka and Wakai had previously worked on the Zelda games Spirit Tracks and The Wind Waker respectively.[65] The soundtrack was primarily written and performed on a piano, with a focus on ambient music and sounds rather than the melodic and upbeat music in previous Zelda games. According to Wakai, this helped add "authenticity" to the environments and was taken on as a challenge by the rest of the sound team.[66]

Release[edit]

Aonuma originally teased the game for the Wii U in January 2013 during a Nintendo Direct presentation. The game, he continued, would challenge the series' conventions, such as the requirement that players complete dungeons in a set order.[2][67] The next year, Nintendo introduced the game's high-definition, cel-shaded visual style with in-game footage at its E3 2014 press event.[68][69] Once planned for release in 2015, the game was delayed early in the year and did not show at that year's E3.[70][71]Zelda series creator Shigeru Miyamoto reaffirmed that the game was still set for release on the Wii U, despite the development of Nintendo's next console, the Nintendo Switch.[72] The game was delayed again in April 2016 due to problems with its physics engine. Nintendo let attendees play the game's Wii U version at E3 2016,[73] where they also announced its subtitle, Breath of the Wild.[74]CNET said that the showing would "take your breath away",[75] and Breath of the Wild was the most talked-about E3 2016 game on social media according to Brandwatch, a social media monitoring platform.[76] It was also listed among the best games at E3 by Eurogamer,[77]GameSpot,[78] and GamesRadar+.[79][80] At a Nintendo presentation in January 2017, a trailer was shown announcing that the game would be released as a launch game for the Switch.[81]

Breath of the Wild launched for both the Wii U and Switch on March 3, 2017.[82] It was the last Nintendo game released for the Wii U.[83] The Switch version was available in limited "Special Edition" and "Master Edition" bundles, which both included a Sheikah Eye coin, a Calamity Ganon tapestry with world map, a soundtrack CD, and a themed carrying case for the Switch. The Master Edition also included a figurine based on the Master Sword.[84][85][86] An "Explorer's Edition" was released for the Switch on November 23, 2017, containing a two-sided map and a 100-page book of story information.[87] In Europe, the game used unique packing artwork.[88] A five-disc, 211-track soundtrack was released in Japan on April 25, 2018.[89]

Downloadable content[edit]

On June 30, 2017, Nintendo released a "season pass" for two bundled downloadable content (DLC): The Master Trials and The Champions' Ballad.[90][91]The Master Trials adds gameplay modes, features, and items. In the Trial of the Sword challenge, Link fights through 3 sets of fifteen rooms, each full of enemies and must finish each room before proceeding.[92] Link begins with no equipment but is rewarded with a glowing Master Sword that has greater durability and possesses a doubled damage stat if the player completes the challenge. The pack also adds an option to play the game at a higher difficulty level, called "Master Mode", which adds faster rank leveling and raises the ranks of enemies by 1.[93] The enemies are more perceptive when Link sneaks near them and slowly regenerate health in battle. New floating platforms throughout the land offer enemies to battle and treasure as a reward. The Hero's Path feature draws the player's path on the game's map, designed to help players determine places they have not visited. The player can also find the hidden Travel Medallion to save Link's current position as a single waypoint to which the player can transport Link at any time. New items include the Korok Mask, which helps the player find Korok locations, and other themed cosmetics related to previous Zelda games.[94]

The Champions' Ballad was released on December 7, 2017. It added a new dungeon, additional story content, new gear, and additional challenges,[91][95][96] as well as the Master Cycle Zero, a motorcycle-like vehicle that Link can ride upon completing the quest line.[97]

Reception[edit]

Reception

Breath of the Wild was released to critical acclaim, with many calling the game a masterpiece[118] and one of the greatest video games of all time.[119][120] On the review aggregatorMetacritic, Breath of the Wild was the highest-rated game of 2017[121] and holds the largest number of perfect reviews of any game from any year.[122][123][124] Industry publications including IGN,[125]GameSpot,[126]Polygon,[127][128]Entertainment Weekly,[129]Eurogamer,[130]Electronic Gaming Monthly,[131]GamesRadar+,[132] and Game Informer[133] ranked Breath of the Wild the best game of 2017. The review aggregate site Metacritic listed Breath of the Wild as the best video game of the decade, having topped 18 lists of the decade's best games.[134]

The open-world gameplay received praise. Jose Otero of IGN described it as "a masterclass in open-world design" and "a wonderful sandbox full of mystery, dangling dozens upon dozens of tantalizing things in front of you that just beg to be explored".[6] GameSpot called it the most impressive game Nintendo had made, writing that it "takes designs and mechanics perfected in other games and reworks them for its own purposes to create something wholly new, but also something that still feels quintessentially like a Zelda game ... It's both a return to form and a leap into uncharted territory, and it exceeds expectations on both fronts."[5]Edge wrote that the game world was "an absolute, and unremitting, pleasure to get lost in" and that "the magic of being given all the tools in the opening hour is the knowledge that the solution to any problem is already at your disposal, and you can always change tack".[100]

According to Kyle Orland of Ars Technica, "after spending a week utterly immersed in Nintendo's open-world reimagining of the tried-and-true Zelda formula, it's hard to return to the more formulaic entries of the franchise's past".[135] Journalists commented on unexpected interactions between game elements,[136][137][138] with serendipitous moments proving popular on social media.[139] Chris Plante of The Verge predicted that whereas prior open-world games tended to feature prescribed challenges, Zelda would influence a new generation of games with open-ended problem-solving.[139]

Reviewers lauded the sense of detail and immersion.[140][136]Kotaku recommended turning off UI elements in praise of the indirect cues that contextually indicate the same information, such as Link shivering in the cold or waypoints appearing when using the scope.[140] Reviewers also commented on the unexpected permutations of interactions between Link, villagers, pets, and enemies,[136][137][138] many of which were shared widely on social media.[139] A tribute to former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who died during development, also attracted praise.[136][141]

Jim Sterling was more critical than most, giving Breath of the Wild a 7/10 score. They criticized the difficulty, weapon durability, and level design, but praised the open world and variety of content.[142] Other criticism focused on the unstable frame rate and the low resolution of 900p;[140][136] updates addressed some of these problems.[143][144]

Sales[edit]

Breath of the Wild broke sales records for a Nintendo launch game in multiple regions.[145][146] In Japan, the Switch and Wii U versions sold a combined 230,000 copies in the first week of release, with the Switch version becoming the top-selling game released that week.[147] In the UK, Breath of the Wild was the second-bestselling retail game its week of release behind Horizon Zero Dawn, and became the third-bestselling Zelda game behind Wind Waker and Twilight Princess.[148][149] In the United States, Breath of the Wild was the second-bestselling video game during its month of release behind Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands.[150] Nintendo reported that Breath of the Wild sold more than one million copies in the US that month, 925,000 of which were for Switch – a 100% attach rate.[151][152][153][154] In April 2017, Nintendo reported it had sold 3.84 million copies of Breath of the Wild worldwide by the end of March, 1.08 million for Wii U and 2.76 million for Switch, surpassing the Switch's global sales of 2.74 million for the same period.[155] Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said that the attach rate of Breath of the Wild to the Switch was "unprecedented".[156] By March 2019, the game sold 14.27 million copies worldwide, 12.77 on the Switch and 1.61 on the Wii U, making Breath of the Wild the best-selling game in the franchise.[157][158][159] Total sales for the Switch version reached 23.20 million by June 2021.[160] It has sold 1.69 million copies on the Wii U.[161]

Awards[edit]

Following its demonstration at E3 2016, Breath of the Wild received several accolades from the Game Critics Awards[162] and from publications such as IGN and Destructoid.[163][164] It was listed among the best games at E3 by Eurogamer,[77]GameSpot,[78] and GamesRadar+.[79][80] In late 2016, Breath of the Wild received two awards at Gamescom,[165] and won the award for Most Anticipated Game at The Game Awards 2016.[166]

After its release, Breath of the Wild won multiple awards at The Game Awards 2017, including Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, and Best Action/Adventure Game, and was nominated for Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, and Best Audio Design.[167] At the 2018 21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, it won Game of the Year among other awards.[168]

Legacy[edit]

"It's been three long years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild rewired the connections inside my brain. It messed me up. In some ways you might say it ruined video games. Other video games. [...] It's not God of War's fault that it's not Breath of the Wild. It's not Spider-Man's fault that it's not Breath of the Wild. I spent a good 10 hours playing Red Dead Redemption 2, hoping it was Breath of the Wild, then eventually gave up. No one's fault. Sorry, other video games. You tried, but you weren't Breath of the Wild."

Mark Serrels, CNET[186]

Shortly after Breath of the Wild's release, journalists and video game industry figures discussed how it would influence future open-world games[187][188][189] and the Zelda series.[190] Benjamin Plich, designer of Assassin's Creed: Unity and For Honor, said that he believed developers would take inspiration from its focus on experimental gameplay,[188] and PC Gamer wrote that the game "[set] a standard the rest of the genre should live by."[187]

In the years since its release, multiple games and developers have cited Breath of the Wild as an inspiration. These include Genshin Impact,[191]Ghost of Tsushima,[192]Immortals: Fenyx Rising,[193] andTelling Lies.[194] Similarities have also been noted between Breath of the Wild and other open world titles since its launch, including the upcoming Pokemon Legends: Arceus[195] and Horizon: Forbidden West. [196]

The game's success sparked increased interest in the Wii U emulator Cemu, as the Cemu developers rapidly updated the software to run the game at a steady frame rate within weeks of release.[197][198][199]

In September 2020, Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, a hack and slash game in the style of Dynasty Warriors series, following 2014's Hyrule Warriors. Age of Calamity's story serves as a prequel to Breath of the Wild, set 100 years before. The game was released on November 20, 2020 on the Nintendo Switch.[200][201]

Irish novelist John Boyne mistakenly included ingredients from a Breath of the Wild food item in his 2020 novel A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom.[202][203]

Sequel[edit]

Main article: Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel

An untitled sequel was announced at E3 2019 for the Switch.[204] It was conceived during planning for Breath of the Wild's DLC; the team came up with too many ideas, some of which could not be implemented due to technical constraints, so they decided to use their ideas for a new game. According to Aonuma, the sequel will build atop the original's world with a new story and gameplay elements,[205] and is inspired in part by Red Dead Redemption 2.[206] Fujibayashi will reprise his role as director.[207] It was announced at E3 2021 that the game would be released in 2022 and that Link will be able to explore the sky of Hyrule with new mechanics.[208] Nintendo kept the name of the sequel a secret as, according to spokesperson Bill Trinen, "Those subtitles… they start to give little bits of hints about maybe what’s going to happen."[209]

Explanatory notes[edit]

  1. ^Additional work by Monolith Soft
  2. ^Japanese: ゼルダの伝説 ブレス オブ ザ ワイルド, Hepburn: Zeruda no Densetsu: Buresu obu za Wairudo
  3. ^Gerudo, Goron, Hylian, Rito, Sheikah, and Zora races
  4. ^Languages include Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The Dutch localization is text only and borrows the English voice-over by default, whilst the Spanish localization include two different voice-over tracks for different regions.
  5. ^The Chinese and Korean localization is text only and borrows the Japanese voice-over by default.
  6. ^Under her maiden name of Manaka Tominaga

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I Bought A Wii U In 2021...Here's Why

Nintendo will release The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U on March 3, the company announced.

The Nintendo Switch version of the game will be available on the same day as the Wii U version. The Nintendo Switch console will also go on sale that day; Breath of the Wild is one of two confirmed launch titles that Nintendo is publishing for the system.

Breath of the Wild was first meant to launch on Wii U in 2015, but suffered a delay that same year. The Wii U version of the game was playable at E3 2016, where it was the centerpiece of the company’s showfloor presence. It’s the first totally new The Legend of Zelda adventure to come to Wii U.

Nintendo took the time to show a new trailer for the game, which is one of the most highly anticipated games for the Switch. Watch that below.


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