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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Seems that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be truly open to players. According to Eiji Aonuma, in an interview with Polygon, players can skip the story and even go straight to the final boss if they go the right way.

“Users may not actually get the full story depending on how they play this game and how they strategize and solve puzzles. Users 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 […] Anybody who can go straight to the goal without doing anything else — there’s two possibilities. Either they’re a really good gamer, or they could be somebody that’s a little bit crazy. But it’s not impossible. I created the game like that.”

Though Aonuma suggested that this was not the best or natural way to play, he also suggested the game would be good for players to race each other in.


Gamexplain has uploaded 40 minutes of footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, all as direct feed with no commentary. You can check it out below:

The official Japanese website for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now open. The site features an animation and music for Link surveying the overworld, as well as the trailer and screenshots from earlier in the day. You can view the new screenshots below:


Nintendo has issued a new press release recapping all of today’s news from its Treehouse stream. You can read it in full below.

Nintendo kicked off its presence at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles this morning with the first in-depth look at gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Nintendo Treehouse: Live dedicated the rest of its schedule for the day to showcasing more content from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The massive demo for E3 represents just a fraction of the total game, but beyond the physical size of the demo is the depth of the experiences offered, which go well beyond the expanse of the map. Even with a full day of demos, Nintendo only began to scratch the surface of this stunning open-air adventure.

Here’s a quick recap of just a few of today’s highlights. For even more details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, visit to watch individual Nintendo Treehouse: Live segments and more.

Some exclusive Shrines were shown from Zelda: Breath of the Wild to close out the first day of Nintendo’s Treehouse stream. Check out the full recording below.

Eiji Aonuma stopped by the Treehouse stream to show off exclusive Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay outside the Plateau (watch the last few minutes in particular!). Here’s the recording:

The first actual gameplay for Zelda: Breath of the Wild debuted during Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 2016 live stream. Check out a recording of the footage below.

Nintendo has published the official Japanese logo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. See it above.