Although Nintendo has yet to officially address the potential release date leak for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which suggests the game could launch on March 4, 2017 for the Wii U and NX — that is, should the mysterious console even be out at that point — the company continues to promote it’s open world title by showing off some aspects of its gameplay. So far, we’ve seen Link utilizing a variety of arrows, but now, the latest couple of videos focus on his ability to cook and eat food within the game.
Of course, as ardent fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild surely recall, this particular aspect of gameplay has been covered previously, so it isn’t as if Nintendo is offering a revelation in the way of what can be done in the title. After all, the company revealed loads of information about Breath of the Wild with gameplay details during E3 2016, with cooking being one of the features discussed.
However, as seen in the videos below, fans can get an even closer look at how Link holds up as a campfire chef, as he gathers various resources to toss in the pot, cooks them, and then eats several of his delicious and some not-so-delectable delights before going to explore and fight some Bokoblins. Plus, the second clip features a brief glimpse at Link cooking some healthy mushrooms before he goes over to the Woodcutter’s House to pick up the Woodcutter’s Axe in order to help him fell giant trees so as to traverse across large gaps in the environment.
Now, what useful item might you find in a Woodcutter's House? #Zelda pic.twitter.com/bn6hOLLLwJ— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) September 19, 2016
Since the cooking mechanic in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is novel to the franchise, a lot of fans will more than likely appreciate Nintendo’s more in-depth breakdowns of the feature above. Naturally, as a lot of gamers might have expected, it won’t be the only new aspect being incorporated into the title, as Link also has access to a number of new rune-based abilities.
Taking all of this into consideration, it’s safe to say that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is primed to offer long-time fans of the action-adventure franchise a completely different experience than those of previous outings. That’s not meant to be interpreted as being a bad thing, though. As a matter of fact, Breath of the Wild‘s gameplay seems to be winning over critics around the world, for not only did it take top honors at E3 2016, but also it was crowned the Best of gamescom 2016. With any luck, the huge amount of praise the title has received thus far will actually be indicative of what the final product will offer.
What do you think about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s cooking feature? Does it make you excited for the game’s release next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to release sometime in March 2017 for Wii U and NX.
Source: NintendoUK — Twitter, Nokcha Jung — YouTube (via VG 24/7)