The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an open world action-adventure title developed and published by Nintendo.
It is the first Zelda title in years to feature a fully open world non-linear setting.
Meanwhile, Animal Crossing: New Horizons stands at 42.79 million units sold, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has risen to 31.77 million units.
Two seminal open world epics, but which one did it better?
Series producer Eiji Aonuma says Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom's open world structure will remain the Zelda template for the foreseeable future.
The Legend of Zelda series producer is definitely interested in a movie adaptation after the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
"In the initial proposal, we clearly stated 'the setting will not change' as an important concept," says director Hidemaro Fujibayashi.
Nintendo has provided for the ten best-selling first party titles on the Nintendo Switch, including Smash Bros., Zelda, Pokemon, and more.
These lesser known Breath of the Wild mechanics will get you playing the game all over again.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity sells 2.84 million in North America and Europe.
It's close to overtaking Mario Kart 8: Deluxe as the Switch's best-selling first party title.
I said, never skip leg day.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also becomes the 10th best-selling title on Nintendo platforms in US history.
Link's first open world venture is still a masterpiece - here's why.
Virtually chilling in Hyrule.
Two of the Switch's best games will be playable in (cardboard) VR soon.
A mod gives Breath of the Wild a (somewhat) more realistic look.
Before the now iconic “Champion Link” look was settled upon, the development team went through a lot of different designs.
It goes without saying, there are Breath of the Wild spoilers in this post.
Indicating Switch hardware sales may have gone up, too.
“I hope that everyone can find their own answer, in their own way," says series producer Eiji Aonuma.
However, Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are the top-selling Switch titles till date.
Whenever something seems to be off in the world, you know what to do...
Breath of the Wild’s well deserved historic run continues.
It's, uh, not what you might think.
Breath of the Wild's insane word of mouth gives it an incredible hold.
Software sales on the Nintendo Switch continue to be insane.
The advantage of having evergreen hits.
It becomes the first game in the series since Ocarina of Time to cross this milestone.
Roughly 424 pages of artwork, interviews, sketches and much more await.
The game has sold a total of 10 million copies worldwide.
Another feather in the cap.
It even has the epic music from that story trailer!
It won a total of four awards.
I think you are now ready, ready for another patch for the game.
As has been the case though all of the Holiday season.
50% own Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and 20% own Splatoon 2.
Early success for the Big N in the U.K.
Eiji Aonuma says his eyes "have been opened to how important" that freedom is.
"My eyes have been opened to how important that is.”
Series producer Eiji Aonuma says that development on Breath of the Wild has been completed.
Whether this manifests in the form of "sequels" or "continuations" is still unknown though.
Breathe in the Breath of the Wild.
Zelda swept the evening with a total of three awards.
No one knows what it does.
It is joined by Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, PUBG, and Super Mario Odyssey.
Obtain Rex's outfit in Breath of the Wild by completing a special side quest.
The coda to the legend.
Masters of open world game design.
"I think the most important thing is not the systems as they are, it’s how they can be perfected."
Both well deserved awards, I'll add.
Dark Souls, Bloodborne, The Last of Us, and GTA5 round out the top 5.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Twilight Princess.
Issues with The Master Trials DLC also addressed with bug fixes.
A complete guide for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Master Trials DLC.
You will also learn a lot more about Zelda and the Champions.
That is, if you purchased it on the Nintendo eShop.
You can play through the game again without deleting all your progress!
Best to not see this if you have not already finished the game.
I can't imagine a series better suited to open worlds than Zelda.
US retailer confirms more than 100 percent attachment rate.
Now you can hear Zelda cry in Japanese!
Unlock the true power of the Master Sword.
Once again, some new "adjustments".
Nintendo's masterpiece walks away with top honors.
Users report better frame rates in Korok Forest.
They have their priorities right, and yet the game still suffers from framerate drops...
One final message.
There are more than a few secrets - and tricks - waiting to be discovered.
There may be spoilers inside.
Learn how the greatest game of all time was made.
Get familiar with all your essential tools.
There are 120 of these, so let's get started.
A complete video walkthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Taking on the hardest enemies and bosses in Breath of the Wild.
Open world collectathon, Nintendo style.
Pushing beyond a limitless game's limits.
Some important tips to get you on your way in Nintendo's newest masterpiece.
Achieves a 58% attach rate with Switch.
Nearly 80 percent sales for Zelda were on Switch.
Loading times in both also compared.
For the much maligned Expansion Pass.
Nintendo has done it again.
Another perfect score.
No spoilers in this article, however.
Yep, this is definitely shaping up to be something special.
Two hugely anticipated exclusive open world adventure games releasing in the same week- which one prevails?
Yeah, we're kinda thinking Link is back.
With Nintendo Switch hardware impressions coming in starting February 23.
DLC plan not unlike Mario Kart 8's.
Hopefully, this is the one they bring over to the west as well.
Two DLC packs launching later this year, plus some exclusive content for those who purchase the Pass.
How Zelda was modernized.
Well, at least to a degree.
With extended coverage for the game coming through the month.
Gone gold, at last.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks to be every bit as good as the hype and expectations would have you believe.
Everything you need to know before you buy The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Open world expertise.
Since the game was developed as a multiplatform game, it will not be targeting any system exclusive features.
Producer won't reveal much more than that.
If you're planning on going into this game blind, you might not want to read this.
"Certain criteria" needed to achieve it though.
Frighteningly massive world.
900p vs 720p is just one difference.
Something we all already knew.
Plus he clarifies, once and for all, the differences between the two versions.
Zelda series producer wants to fully use Switch's features.
Xbox boss interested in "new game ideas" to come from Switch.
Digital Foundry's analysis also states "crisp" portable gameplay.
In fact not confirmed by producer Eiji Aonuma.
Surprisingly not large.
Breath of the Wild, indeed.
Pre-orders currently available at UK retailer.
Will his loyalty program be returning, too?
European release date still not set.
Insider says this is "100 percent" the release date.
Nintendo, please just announce an official date and end this nonsensical speculation.
This is not a desolate world...
At least on the Switch, the Wii U version is apparently being held back for a week.
It's apparently sooner than you'd think.
The next Zelda could be out in mid 2017.
Zelda falls, everything else holds its position.
Pretty much the same as always.
A link to the past.
Check out the dynamic weather system and day-night cycle.
Game looking great as always.
Nintendo's newest game continues to garner accolades.
Some elements at a certain milestone ended up breaking several good things from before.
Everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo claimed the top honors this year.
Sales in Japan required to hit 300,000 units for success.
Looks like Pachter finally came around to believing in Nintendo.
"When Nintendo launches a new console, it is an exciting time for the industry."
"It’s really difficult to leave an impression on players with just text."
Maybe the NX version will look like the E3 2014 reveal trailer...
"From the beginning, we were thinking of releasing this title on both platforms."
That's a hell of a mad rush.
"I can't wait to play it when it finally comes out."
We hope it's also a breath of fresh air
The producer discusses how good it felt when the Zelda series was liberated of its longstanding traditions.
Twelve times the size of Twilight Princess' world after all...
The next Zelda game captivated everyone alike.
Watch the resolution be 540p.
Producer Eiji Aonuma explains why.
Could this be a hint about the NX not having a second screen controller?
In terms of just the art, this may just be the prettiest game ever made.
This isn't the Zelda of previous years by a long shot.
Link has his work cut out for him in the new Zelda.
Short reveal trailer showcased.
Voice acting for all characters (except Link of course).
'Players will be surprised.'
Nintendo doesn't believe in showing games at E3 that won't be out any time soon.
You won't run out of things to do.
Wedbush Morgan analysis praises Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime.
Take all my money now, Nintendo.
So nothing like Grand Theft Auto it seems.
Nintendo, you better be listening.
A show floor demo on the cards for next year?
Link is back and better than ever.
Nintendo is returning to E3 in style, baby.
Game director wants players "to see the game in a different way".
He also talks about the system.
Some interesting details, but none might be true.
You sadistic bastards, just announce them already!
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