clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The new Legend of Zelda trailer shows a huge, mysterious open world

New, 35 comments

It's now called Breath of the Wild

The next Legend of Zelda game — which is now launching on both the Wii U and Nintendo's mysterious NX console — may not be coming out until next year, but at E3 in Los Angeles Nintendo provided the best look yet at Link's next adventure. The game has many of the series' hallmarks, from its hero to its weapons, but it also looks to modernize the Zelda formula by offering a huge open-world version of Hyrule to explore. It also has a new name: Breath of the Wild. Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president and COO, calls it "an entirely new format for a Zelda game." It even has Assassin's Creed-style climbing and what looks like much deeper combat. It's been a long road for the latest Zelda — it was originally supposed to launch last year — but based on this new gameplay footage, it looks like the wait may have been worth it.