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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to launch with Switch

Published by Jack Taylor     January 15, 2017     13:35 UTC

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch for Nintendo Switch on 3 March - the same day as the system - in all regions, with brand new amiibo also in tow.

After numerous delays, as confirmed at the end of the Nintendo Switch Presentation, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch for Nintendo Switch alongside the system on 3 March.

No new gameplay details have been confirmed, though a new extended trailer has been released, and details about new amiibo releases have also been shared.

As previously confirmed, the game will be compatible with all Zelda 30th Anniversary amiibo, as well as the Wolf Link amiibo - which will now receive a standalone release - and five new Breath of the Wild amiibo, two of which are newly announced.

Three of these amiibo - Link (Rider), Link (Archer), and Guardian - were revealed at E3 2016, and two more - Zelda and Bokoblin - have now also been revealed, with all five due to launch on 3 March.

The larger Guardian amiibo will retail for $19.99 in North America, while the other four will be $15.99 each, and the standalone Wolf Link is also expected to retail for around $15.99 from 3 February in the Americas.

Each region will also receive at least one limited edition software bundle for the Nintendo Switch version of Breath of the Wild, with most contents varying by region, though all regions will receive a sound selection CD and a Master Sword of Resurrection figurine.

The Wii U version of the game will also launch on 3 March in all regions.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Prepare for the biggest The Legend of Zelda adventure yet, with an open-air style that breaks new boundaries while honouring the origins of the acclaimed series. Explore a world of unprecedented size and discover more than 100 puzzle-filled shrines, plus a wide variety of weapons, outfits, and gear. Players won’t want to stop playing, and they won’t have to, since Nintendo Switch allows them to continue the adventure anywhere, anytime.

The game is compatible with the series of The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary-themed amiibo, the Wolf Link amiibo, and the new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo. In addition to the previously announced Link (Rider), Link (Archer), and Guardian amiibo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild range of amiibo will also include new Zelda and Bokoblin amiibo. The amiibo in this series are larger and more detailed, particularly the Guardian amiibo with its extra articulation.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will provide players with a landmark Nintendo Switch experience on the system’s launch day on 3rd March, and will be available as both a standard solus game and as a Limited Edition, which contains the game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD and a Master Sword of Resurrection figurine.

Source: Nintendo of Europe