‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Game Features News & Update: Upcoming Game Mirrors 1986 Version; Available In March 2017?

By Arianne Gift , Updated Nov 11, 2016 05:23 AM EST

While it is already a given fact that all Zelda games basically come from one source, there are some specifics that directly connect "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" to the 1986 original "Legend of Zelda." Nintendo has been the one pointing them out, actually.

A blog post at the Nintendo UK site raises connections between the games. What's noticeable, if it isn't already obvious, is that both games start out with a strange man who offers trinkets so you could survive. "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and the 1986 "Zelda" also have rafting across rivers scenes.

Another similarity in both games is the return of the Spectacle Rock. In the original version, the final dungeon is shaped into a skull, while in "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," the location takes form into that of mountains. A cavern that's shaped like a skull has been also a prominent point in the various "Breath of the Wild" trailers.

Although motifs and borrowed locations isn't a new thing for Nintendo, it rarely point out specifics, like what it is doing in "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." The same blog states: "Rumour has it that there are lots more connections between The Legend of Zelda and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Why not make it your mission to find them all?"

Meanwhile, fans have been busy guessing the exact release date of the game. Originally, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" was for a 2016 release. Recent additions to the game, however, called for an extension. Although, if you visit the original store, the listed availability date is March 31, 2017. The same date is also listed for Amazon pre-orders.

Nintendo is yet to announce the official release date for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." A thing that can be counted on is by next year, Wii U and Nintendo Switch owners can get their hands on the new "Zelda" game.

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