The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U video game consoles. The game is a part of The Legend of Zelda series, and follows amnesiac protagonist Link, who awakens from a hundred-year slumber to a mysterious voice that guides him to defeat Calamity Ganon before he can destroy the kingdom of Hyrule.
The title’s gameplay and mechanics constitute a departure from the series’ usual conventions, featuring an open-world environment, a detailed physics engine, high-definition visuals, and voice acting. Announced in 2013, the game was initially planned for release as a Wii U exclusive in 2015, but was delayed twice prior to its release on March 3, 2017. Breath of the Wild was a launch title for the Switch, as well as the final Nintendo-produced game for the Wii U.
Breath of the Wild received universal acclaim from critics, who deemed it to be one of the greatest video games of all time. Critics praised the game’s open-ended, physics-driven gameplay that encourages player experimentation and exploration, with many calling it a landmark title in open-world game design, although minor criticism was directed at the game’s technical performance at launch.
One of these legends occurred long ago in ancient times. During these ancient times, Hyrule was at peace as an advanced civilization. Using their knowledge of technology, they decided to prepare themselves for Ganon’s return by creating the four animal-like divine beasts and an army of autonomous mechanical soldiers they called guardians. Upon Ganon’s return, the princess and n him. The hero struck Ganon down with the sword that seals the darkness and the princess used her inherited power to seal Ganon away.
10,000 years later, the kingdom of Hyrule had reverted to a medieval state.Upon reading the prophecies their ancestors had left behind, they learned the signs of Ganon’s return and recovered the divine beasts and guardians after excavating land throughout the kingdom.Key members of Hyrule’s various races—Daruk, a warrior of the mountainous Goron, Mipha, a princess of the aquatic Zora, Revali, the most skilled archer among the bird-like Rito, and Urbosa, the chief of the desert-dwelling Gerudo—were assembled to pilot the divine beasts and were given the titles of champions as Princess Zelda attempted to stop the evil using the same strategy as her ancestors alongside her appointed knight Link. But Ganon appeared from beneath Hyrule Castle and took control of the guardians and divine beasts, turning them against Hyrule. In the “Great Calamity” which followed, the king, champions, and everyone in the Castle were killed, the castle town was destroyed, and Link was gravely wounded defending the princess; the entire kingdom was utterly devastated.But Zelda survived and, after having Link taken to safety, faced Ganon alone and used her magic to restrain him within the castle walls.
In the present day, 100 years later, an amnesiac Link awakens from within the Shrine of Resurrection. A mysterious female voice guides him to the now ruined kingdom of Hyrule and he meets an old man who, after helping Link adjust to the ruined world, reveals himself to be the restless spirit of King Rhoam, the last King of Hyrule. The king explains to Link that Ganon has been sealed in Hyrule Castle for one hundred years, and that his awakening was guided by Princess Zelda. But Ganon has continued to grow in power, and the king pleads for Link to defeat him before he breaks free and destroys the world.
Link goes to Zora’s Domain, Goron City, Rito Village, and Gerudo Town, regaining his memories of the champions as each member of the respective races helps him board each of the divine beasts to purge the machines of the monsters that Ganon created to kill the champions. The champions’ spirits are released along with their divine beasts and pilot them once again, preparing to attack Ganon once Link storms Hyrule Castle. As Link travels the world, he also comes across key areas that he and Zelda traveled to in the past, eventually regaining all his memories. After obtaining the Master Sword, the sword that seals the darkness, from the Lost Woods, Link defeats Ganon with help from the divine beasts. But Ganon survives and manifests himself in his true form as an ethereal monster of pure hatred and malice, Dark Beast Ganon. Using Light Arrows provided by Zelda, Link defeats Ganon and Zelda destroys him with the last of her divine power, restoring peace to Hyrule and allowing the spirits of King Rhoam and the champions to depart. In the epilogue, Zelda reveals that Ganon’s defeat is only temporary and he will return in the future. She asks for Link’s help in rebuilding Hyrule and he agrees.
- developer:Nintendo EPD
- date of release:03.march 2017
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