After years of teasing, Nintendo officially unveiled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild today at the E3 Expo, and the “open-air” game looks like everything we could have ever hoped for.
The three-minute clip gives us plenty of clues about the amount of freedom Link will have this time around. He’ll be able to climb mountains and soar off into the sky with a glider. He’ll also be able to run through fields and chop down the mightiest of forests. And he can go swimming and manipulate the environment to confuse enemies.
And all of these new tricks will be needed to discover why Hyrule became a “ruined kingdom”:
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.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be released for the Wii U and NX sometime in 2017.