The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3, the company announced during a press event in Tokyo.
We’ve already seen multiple trailers of the upcoming open-world action-adventure game. There’s no argument over the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks absolutely gorgeous.
Just to prove that point, Nintendo released another trailer during its presentation to show off the game’s expansive landscape. From sheer mountains to snow-covered fields, lush forests to flat plains, Link’s new journey will take players through them all.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will go on sale in three different editions. The standard edition will feature just the game while the special edition will include a carrying case, collectible coin, map, tapestry and the game’s soundtrack. The third and final master edition will include all of the aforementioned content as well as a special Master Sword figure. The master edition will set you back by $129.99.
Surprisingly, Nintendo stated that the Switch version of the game will be comparable to the Wii U one. That being said, the Switch version will take advantage of the console’s beefier hardware capabilities for improved performance.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was originally penned to release for Wii U in 2015. However, it was delayed to an unannounced date which led many to fear that the game may have been scrapped. Nintendo took its sweet time and finally unveiled the title last year at E3 2016.
Nintendo Switch is confirmed for an official launch on March 3. It will cost $299.99 in North America, $399.99 in Canada, and $469.99 in Australia. In France and Italy, the price tag will be €349.99 and €329.99 respectively. As for the United Kingdom, Nintendo Switch will hit shelves for £279.99. Finally, it will carry a price tag of ¥29,980 in Japan.