Nintendo’s newest entry in The Legend of Zelda series, Breath of the Wild, will be shown off as part of the upcoming The Game Awards show December 1st.
One of the most anticipated games of 2017 is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Although it appears the game might not make it for the Nintendo Switch’s launch in March 2017, fans are still eager to see more of the latest entry in the long-running series. They won’t have to wait for long.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been confirmed as part of The Game Awards show on the night of December 1st. The news was first teased by Geoff Keighley, the organizer and host of The Game Awards, on Twitter. He tweeted the logo that appears in the game on the item known as the Sheikah Slate.
Shortly after the initial tweet, Keighley tweeted another image of the title slate for the game, confirming that Breath of the Wild would be shown during The Game Awards.
It’s unclear to what capacity Breath of the Wild will appear at The Game Awards, which could range from a new trailer to a full-blown gameplay demo. Breath of the Wild is the second game to be confirmed today as taking part in The Game Awards. Keighley also announced that gameplay of Arkane Studios’ Prey will also be shown.
The last time Breath of the Wild was shown off to fans was about a month ago when a handful of videos were released by Nintendo, showing off the game’s dynamic weather system, its enhanced combat mechanics, and expanded exploration options. They were a far cry from a formal presentation, but did show off some actual gameplay from the Wii U and Nintendo Switch game.
A recent rumor claims that Breath of the Wild will no longer hit its previously thought March 2017 launch window, which will prevent it from being a Nintendo Switch launch title. The game has received a new rumored launch date of June 13, 2017 as leaked by Target.
There is admittedly a lot of hype around Breath of the Wild, as it is the first true Zelda game in five years since the release of the Wii’s Skyward Sword. It will also be the first The Legend of Zelda title to come to the Wii U (outside of the HD re-release of The Wind Waker) as well as the Nintendo Switch. The game was also crowned the Best of Gamescom this past summer.
The Game Awards are on Thursday, December 1st 8:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific. The show will be streamed on nearly every service, including Twitch, YouTube, and consoles.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to release in 2017 on Wii U and Nintendo Switch.
Source: Geoff Keighley (Twitter)