The New Open World of Zelda

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Today, Nintendo unveiled plans for their latest entry in the Zelda Franchise, and it’s the biggest one ever. It’s Skyrim meets Windwaker and it looks incredible. See for yourself below:

Eiji Aonuma, announced today, during a Nintendo Direct presentation that the new game will be an open world, giving players the opportunity to explore the world of Zelda in ways they’ve only dreamt about. That means, “the puzzle solving in this game begins the moment the player starts to think about where they want to go, how they want to get there, and what they will do when they arrive,” said Aonuma.

This is of course a major announcement as it breaks away from the conventional way Zelda games have been played over the last two decades, “where you had to follow a set path and play through the scenario in the right order.”

It seems that everything and anything you see, you can explore. Don’t expect it all to be a walk in the park however as Aonuma also said, “It is a Zelda game after all so strong enemies will certainly appear, even in this setting. Powerful enemies appearing in such a peaceful world is one of the defining features of the Zelda series.”

The game is slated for a 2015 release.

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