'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' release date, news: advanced graphics expected for the first time

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“The Legend of Zelda” is one of Nintendo’s most successful video game franchises; something that is deemed reason enough why the long-running series is still going at it in spite of so many other graphically-advanced game titles being released every year. Now the latest to be included in the lineup is the upcoming action-adventure video game, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”

Per rumors online, the new game will be quite different compared to the previous installments considering that it might be featuring a rather random and unique gameplay, although there is no way to verify this one.

For starters, the game is 19th in the list of the main installments in the franchise, but it is more known to hardcore gaming fans as the very first one for the “Zelda” series to feature high-definition resolution. The setting is an open world environment, in a fictitious world called Hyrule, where the lead character, Link, wakes from a century-long sleep when a voice tells him to undergo a quest with the objective of defeating the evil enemy, Calamity Ganon.

Accordingly, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will also feature brand-new gameplay components that weren’t present or seen in the previous titles nor were part of the series’ tradition of sticking to basic graphics. This time, there will be a showcase of the use of an advanced physics engine.

Per report from Capsule Computers, it will be the first time that the game will be introduced in such a manner that it feels like an actual world and not like straight out of a traditional cartoon or animation. Based on earlier previews and speculations, players of the game will have the ability to explore forests, where enemies are abundant and scattered. Part of the new game are puzzles in which players will need to solve using a variety of abilities.

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is expected to be released early next year for Nintendo’s Wii U and NX.