Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going to be one heck of a title for Nintendo. The recent E3 event revealed that this installment of the famous franchise will have one of the biggest open-worlds in recent memory, with the developers stating that it would be 12 times bigger than Twilight Princess, though it will be smaller than other titles like The Witcher 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5.
That?s not a bad thing, since the Grand Theft Auto series pretty much revolutionized the open-world genre. Of course, it was easy for players to get lost and do whatever they wanted in the GTA series, something Zelda fans may or may not want in the new game.
Still, a world that is 12 times bigger than Twilight Princess, with YouTuber Arrekz stating that the map shown in the demo is a 22×18 grid. This should lead to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being a long and fulfilling adventure. Admittedly, Twilight Princess wasn?t the best game in the long-running series, since the prologue has been described as long and dull by many, but it did provide a big world ripe for exploration.
Breath of the Wild even has more survival elements than previous games in the series, truly using the contents of the large open-world wisely. Health drops are no longer a thing, as players have to hunt and eat animals to live, much like Metal Gear Solid 3 or the Far Cry games. It might not be as big as Grand Theft Auto, but there is definitely enough to keep the player busy in this Wii U and NX adventure.
Aside from the E3 gameplay demo, not a lot of details have been revealed about the new Zelda game. The details for the plot are mostly unknown, aside from Link waking up from a long nap. Still, there is no denying that it was one of the highlights for E3, and its map size should be a source of great fun.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is slated for a 2017 release on the Wii U and NX, though no specific date has been given yet.