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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch
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The wait is nearly over. The game is being detailed left and right by the media,… the amiibo have been announced,… and the Nintendo Switch is imminent… The Legend of Zelda series has been a special one for Nintendo fans since it began and the next chapter starts on March 3rd, 2017.

A hero's tale begins anew.
Open your eyes and see what is true.

Fun Facts:
Vast open world where you could go find the end of the game within 15 minutes… but you won't survive it.
Weapons have stats and durability.
Climb pretty much anything you want.
Eat and cook to regain health.
Full voice-acting for all except Link

Lets use this thread to discuss the game on the Nintendo Switch. To help hold the tide of the wait, here are some beautiful screenshots and links for your perusal.

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Game Informer Interview - Getting away from traditions and making dying fun

YouTube Videos of Interest
Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda 2017 Presentation Trailer
Nintendo E3 2016 Legend of Zelda BotW Trailer
Nintendo Switch Super Bowl LI Ad (2017)
Nintendo Switch Extended Superbowl LI Ad (2017)
The Legend of Zelda Art & Artifacts Book Tour – Nintendo Minute
Fan-Made Old-School Zelda Breath of the Wild Commercial

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01/29/17, 18:20    Edited: 02/12/17, 21:42
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I went to Gannon just after getting the sword (and 60 shrines) then went back on my save for the rest.
03/20/23, 05:25   
I was wandering around the Gerudo Desert and stumbled across a giant sand shark...or sand whale? I dunno. It killed me instantly when I first found it, but upon a reload I was able to snipe it from a plateau with Bomb Arrows. I didn't want to fight it, but I couldn't cook with foes nearby. So my hand was forced.

I hope the spoils from the victory are valuable. And I wonder what other huge monsters are on the outer perimeters of the map? If any.
03/26/23, 17:14   
Okay what is the deal with the giant sword in the snowy mountains of the Gerudo region?!
03/26/23, 18:28   

It's associated with a quest you can take in (I think) Gerudo Town.

It's not the solution to the quest, just a hint.
03/26/23, 18:53   

Hmm. Interesting.
03/27/23, 19:39   
Just been wandering around and completing Shrines lately. Found one in the north mountains hidden in a maze. I won’t lie, after about 20 minutes hitting dead ends, I turned to an online guide. Even with that, it was confusing! Props to anyone that figured that place out on their own!
04/25/23, 14:03   

I, uh, cheated and ran on top of the maze.

Does that count?
04/25/23, 15:29   
Edited: 04/25/23, 15:32
I resisted the temptation of climbing the maze walls and solved it legitimately. Was it worth it?

...Probably not.
04/28/23, 00:47   
They make if far to easy by making the walls climbable and also making you get Revali's Gale before you even find it. they should've made a roof on it.
04/28/23, 01:20   
Edited: 04/28/23, 01:22
Even running on top of the maze, you still need to find that one path/tunnel to make it inside. Without a guide, it’s pretty tricky.
04/28/23, 13:55   
I feel like the mazes should have given you more then just a shrine. In the end, you know you're going to get a spirit orb and maybe some equipment or gems. In the older games beating a dungeon gained you a brand new piece of equipment.
04/28/23, 18:07   
Edited: 04/28/23, 19:19

What I did for this was leave a trail of apples while running through so I could keep track of where I'd already been.
04/28/23, 19:20   

LOVE this. And they stayed spawned throughout the whole maze!?
04/28/23, 19:31   

I walk 50 feet away from something and it's gone! how did this work?!
04/28/23, 21:19   
I'm pretty sure they stayed there, but it's possible some of them started to disappear as I dropped too many. Still helped me know which ways I'd went most recently.
04/28/23, 23:54   

Ah, that’s pretty clever! I think I could have eventually found my way to the shrine inside the maze, but I was too impatient.

I found another Shrine kind of by accident while exploring a place called The Forgotten Temple. There was a gauntlet of tough enemies guarding the place. I took out a few at a time, but it was taking too long. So I figured I would just make a run for it.

I didn’t think that was going to work, but somehow it did! I also had to laugh because on my way out, several of the foes shot at me, but Daruk’s Protection reflected the projectiles back at them all, all at the same time! I was happy to collect all the Ancient Springs, Gears, and Cores! Bwa ha ha!

I teleported back to Kakriko because I didn’t think I’d survive the gauntlet going back!
05/04/23, 00:52   
Edited: 05/04/23, 00:52
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