Nintendo’s forthcoming entry in its long-running role-playing game franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, wraps up development and goes gold.
At this point, it’s no major secret that Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most anticipated video games of 2017, as fans have been waiting nearly six years for an official console release to follow up the launch of Skyward Sword back in November 2011. Bearing this in mind, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fans are surely going to become even more eager to get their hands on the forthcoming game now that it has officially gone gold.
As reported by Nintendo Today, the news of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild going gold was revealed by Monolith Soft developer Yasuyuki Honne, who had been attending a wrap-party for the game in Japan. Obviously, the party was attended by the game’s developers, with the likes of Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto also having been present to celebrate the title being sent off for manufacturing.
For those unaware, although The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone gold and has been sent off to be pressed and copied, it doesn’t necessarily mean that development for the game has been completed in full. As is the case with most releases nowadays, there are day one patches that developers work on until the official launch of a title, and Breath of the Wild may not be an exception from this practice.
As of now, Nintendo has yet to confirm whether or not The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will actually get a day one update, as it’s quite possible for the Big N to release the game fully polished at launch. With Breath of the Wild being the last Wii U game, it’s likely Nintendo wants to put out as refined a product as it can in order to send the console out with a bang. Not to mention, Nintendo has revealed that the file size for Breath of the Wild weighs in at 13.4 GB, which is nearly half the Switch’s hard drive capacity, and the company might not wish to push any additional data onto fans’ consoles unless its absolutely necessary.
With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s release date now being less than a month away, there are surely plenty of gaming fans out there who want to delve into as many details involving the release as they can, so as to get a better idea of what the final product will offer come March. For those interested, fans can receive even more insight into Breath of the Wild by checking out our hands-on preview.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to launch on March 3, 2017 for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.