'The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild' New Details And Gameplay Information

By Michael Augustin , Updated Jan 16, 2017 06:26 AM EST
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Following Nintendo's official reveal of the Nintendo Switch, the company shifted focus on their upcoming launch title "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." Players who had the opportunity to get a hands-on experience with the latest version of the game claim it has improved. Compared to the "E3 2016" build, which had some performance issues, the current demo was reportedly smoother.

The game apparently runs at a 900p resolution when the console is docked. When it is played in portable mode it switches down to 720p, which is probably how the game maintains a solid 30fps in either mode. Footage of the game in portable mode is still very rare as of the moment, according to VG24/7. However, the gameplay frame rate does encounter a slowdown during situations where there is a lot of post-processing.

Gamers who are planning to grab "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" as a digital download can expect it to eat a lot of space. The game will supposedly take up 13.4GB of internal storage, which is roughly almost half of the 32GB allocated by the Nintendo Switch. Players are encouraged to secure their microSD cards if they plan to go all-digital for their games.

A 17-minute gameplay video of the game has been shared by Polygon. Some of the highlights included a battle with some of the game's enemies, they also caught and tamed a wild horse and explore a shrine that featured a wind puzzle. They also confirmed that the demo featured ambient music, which was notably absent during the "E3 2016" demo

A collector's variant of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" labeled as master edition is also available for pre-order, Siliconera reports. In addition to the copy of the game, the master edition also includes a Master Sword replica statue, a 24-song soundtrack CD, a carrying case bearing a Sheikah Slate print, a collectible coin with Sheikah Eye design and a Calamity Ganon tapestry and world map. It is expected to retail for $129.99 when it comes out on March 3, 2017.

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