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Nintendo Switch Presentation: Two new Zelda Breath of the Wild Amiibo figures announced

As if we didn’t already receive enough Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild news, Nintendo also announced that two additional Amiibo figures will be available. Zelda and a Bokoblin will be released alongside the game (and the Switch console) on March 3, 2017.

They’ll be priced at $15.99 apiece, Have a look at them right here:

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition and Master Edition revealed

Not content to thrill us with an actual release date for the Switch console and the next Zelda game, Nintendo also unveiled two collector’s editions for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will provide players with a landmark Nintendo Switch experience on the system’s launch day in March, and will be available as a standard edition, Special Edition and Master Edition. The Special Edition includes the game, a Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case, Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin, Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD for a suggested retail price of $99.99. The Master Edition includes all of those items plus a Master Sword of Resurrection figure, and has a suggested retail price of $129.99.

A closer look at the Special Edition is available at the top of this article, and the Master Edition can be found after the break.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch console will launch on March 3. (more…)

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on March 3

Finally! After years and years of waiting, Nintendo has, at long last, announced the final and true release date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The highly-anticipated game will hit the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd, the same day that the system launches.

Nintendo also graced us with a cinematic trailer for Breath of the Wild, and I have to say, the game looks simply amazing.

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Link snowboards and wishes fans a “Happy Holidays” in new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild mini-trailer

After the strong sales of 1080 Snowboarding, Nintendo embraced their extreme sports success and pushed out a sequel, 1080 Avalanche, for the GameCube. More than 13 years later, the consolemaker hasn’t shown any interest in revisiting their surprise hit.

And yet, it’s hard not to be reminded of the 1080 franchise after watching Link shred some powder in this brand new mini-trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The hero wants to wish fans a “Happy Holidays” and tear down a mountain with reckless abandon on his shield. The epic music is also a nice touch.

In addition to the new mini-trailer, Nintendo is trotting out a series of new Breath of the Wild screenshots on Facebook that will “explore the Hyrulean landscape.”

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be released for the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U sometime in 2017.

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Nintendo brought Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (on the Switch) and Super Mario Run to The Tonight Show

Nintend of America’s President, Reggie Fils-Aime, stopped by The Tonight Show last night to play Super Mario Run with host Jimmy Fallon. The mobile game will be available to download for iOS devices next week, on December 15, and Fallon showed some pretty impressive skills during his time with the game. However, players who want to try it out early will be able to play a demo at Apple Stores across the country beginning today.

However, before Fils-Aime left the stage, he handed Fallon a Nintendo Switch console and let him play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for a few minutes. Fallon, who constantly told the audience he was “freaking out,” also showed off many of the Switch’s features, including the detachable Joy-Con controllers and the kickstand for portable multiplayer gaming.

Finally, Shigeru Miyamoto sat in with The Roots to play a live version of the “Super Mario Bros. Theme.” Check it out after the break. (more…)

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New Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay video and trailer revealed at Game Awards 2016

Geoff Keighley’s long-time friend (and Nintendo of America’s head honcho), Reggie Fils-Aime, took to the Game Awards stage to present a new video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild toonight. This one was less of a trailer and more of a Let’s Play courtesy of the Nintendo Treehouse. The video showed Link in action as he fought off some enemies, healed himself with some food, and battled a boss. The gameplay video ended just as Link approached a treasure chest (of course).

The biggest takeaway, though, is that Bill Trinen announced that Breath of the Wild is going to release in “2017,” which should only add fuel to the rumors that the title is going to miss its hoped-for March 2017 release date alongside the launch of the Nintendo Switch. Only time will tell.

However, we also got a new Breath of the Wild trailer tonight as well, and it’s available after the break. (more…)

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New footage from Nintendo’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 2K’s Prey will debut during the 2016 Game Awards

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The 2016 Game Awards are just a few days away, and in addition to crowning this year’s “Game of the Year,” host Geoff Keighley will also introduce a handful of World Premiere trailers featuring some of 2017’s biggest games.

Yesterday, we learned the names of two more games that’ll get a few minutes in the spotlight courtesy of the awards show… Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 2K’s Prey:

The 2016 Game Awards will kick off at 8:30 PM (Eastern Time) on Thursday, December 1. Keighley has promised the night will be full of surprises and the host previously confirmed that BioWare will also take the stage this year to debut the first gameplay footage from Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Nintendo is taking a Legend of Zelda Escape Room on tour in 2017

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It looks like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won’t be the only new Hyrulian adventure that Nintendo has planned for 2017. The consolemaker has teamed up with Scrap, the winner of USA Today’s “Best Escape Room of 2016” award, to create a Zelda-themed live puzzle experience known as Defenders of the Triforce:

While the words “escape room” might come to mind when describing this new experience, Defenders of the Triforce is so much more than that. Instead of escaping from a locked room, participants work in teams of six to solve a mystery in a huge area, all within a set time limit. The experience will let guests interact with classic items and characters seen in The Legend of Zelda series like the Goron, Zora, and Kokiri tribes. Discovered items can be used to solve puzzles and move forward into other areas, just like in The Legend of Zelda games.

The Defenders of the Triforce Puzzle Tour is currently scheduled to hit eight cities next year, and tickets can be purchased at ScrapZelda.com:

Defenders of the Triforce Puzzle Tour

  • San Francisco: January 31 – February 5
  • Los Angeles: February 10-12
  • San Diego: February 24-25
  • Seattle: TBA
  • Phoenix: TBA
  • Houston: TBA
  • Chicago: TBA
  • New York: TBA

Hopefully, more dates will be added to the Defenders of the Triforce Puzzle Tour soon.

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