'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' release date, news: upcoming game has similarities to original title


Nintendo’s upcoming action-adventure video game, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is unique in a way for the reason that the Japanese video game developer wants everyone to feel some sort of nostalgia once they get their hands on it. Well, according to Nintendo, this game will come with specific components that make it similar to and reminiscent of the original 1986 game, “The Legend of Zelda.”

The rather familiar link between the old game and the upcoming title was first pointed out in a recent blog, where four specific connections were mentioned. For instance, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will feature an old man offering items to the player in order to survive in the first stages of the game. Coincidentally, this is the very same concept that was featured in the 1986 game. IGN meanwhile mentioned that both games also have a particular scene where players will have to ride a raft in order to cross rivers.

The blog post also mentioned that the final dungeon in the original game has a skull-like shape, which is in congruence with the cavern in the “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” which also happens to be shaped like a skull.

With this rather distinctive approach of making connections between two video games separated by three decades, Nintendo is somewhat trying to stir up interest, especially with a once popular and dwindling video game franchise. There are speculations that more connections and links will be revealed at a later date, which will obviously add more excitement especially for those who had the chance to play the old game previously.

Aside from the link to the original game, another exciting prospect for the upcoming game is that it will be the first ever in the franchise to be featuring high-definition resolution.

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