One of the games that have been announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo is “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”, which was teased in 2013. At that time, Nintendo only teased the game, but it took the developers three years to work on the tech-demo and they finally unveiled it at the E3 event.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be officially released in 2017, and participants at the E3 have seen two demos which Nintendo said that they correspond to about 1 percent of the game’s entire surface area. In one of the two demos were introduced the new mechanics and everything was focusing on exploration, while the other demo revealed the storyline.
At the beginning of the game, Link, the protagonist who now wears shorts to hide his modesty, wakes up in the Shrine of Resurrection, where he finds the Sheikah Slate which can be used as a key that gives access to the shrines in the overworld. Link puts on him the clothes he finds in chests and a mysterious female voice tells him that he’s the only one who can save the world of Hyrule. Our protagonist encounters an old man, then he’s guided to a pedestal and he inserts the Sheikah Slate into it. All at once, a number of towers appear across the land and Link is told that he has been asleep for a number of years and that a beast has taken over Hyrule. Link will need to defeat Calamity Ganon – the beast’s name in order to save the world, so this is where the adventure begins.
The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma said that “Users may not actually get the full story depending on how they play this game and how they strategize and solve puzzles,” but they “are able to go to the very end goal without revealing why Link woke up the way he did and where he did. Whether you want to reveal the storyline and find out why Link woke up, or you want to just go straight to the goal, that’s an option totally up to the user.”
Below, you can watch 56 minutes of “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” hands-on gameplay from E3 2016: