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E3 2014 - The Legend of Zelda for Wii U to launch in 2015

Published by Jack Taylor     June 10, 2014     18:44 UTC

A brand new title in The Legend of Zelda series for Wii U will re-introduce open-world gameplay on a massive scale when it launches worldwide in 2015.

Revealed for the first time in the Nintendo Digital Event, the new game in The Legend of Zelda series will feature a brand new open-world Hyrule, allowing players to travel to any part of the region they like, whether on foot or on horseback.

Series producer Eiji Aonuma stated that, rather than featuring traditional puzzles, players would find challenge in first deciding where to go in the world, then in finding various ways of getting there.

The new open-world aspect of the game is based on classic Zelda titles such as the very first game in the series, which featured one whole Hyrule with no smaller areas within.

The Legend of Zelda launches worldwide in 2015, only on Wii U.

The next instalment in The Legend of Zelda franchise: The newest game in the franchise, scheduled for 2015, introduces the first truly open world in a game from the series. Players can roam Hyrule Field or set off on a trek to distant mountains if they prefer. Players can get to any area they can see from virtually any direction. That’s one of the ways the game breaks with franchise norms and introduces new ways to play.