Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets new gameplay footage

Breath of the Wild gets a batch of new gameplay, showing off combat and more in a unique jungle environment.

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The Game Awards 2016 showcase saw Nintendo reveal two major gameplay trailers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, showing off the expansive world of Hyrule and dropping some flavor-filled lore.

The first trailer was just a 1-minute brief teaser, but the second clip was an entire hands-on gameplay demo of the Wii U version. Of course, Nintendo isn't about to show off the version on its new handheld-hybrid Switch console. Nintendo Treehouse alums Bill Trennen and Nate Bihldorff played through a quick section of the game, showing off some combat, exploration, inventory management, and much more.

While Breath of the Wild looks great, I have to say I'm not impressed by the overall graphics: the grass, for instance, is very jaggy while in motion, even with the distinct trade-offs that Nintendo has made with the cel-shaded graphics.

I feel that the game isn't yet finished, and Nintendo is showing off little clips and teasers to get fans interested...but I don't feel this footage reflects the final version.

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Sadly it looks like Breath of the Wild won't be a Switch launch game: reports indicate we may have to wait as long as Summer 2017 before the game is ready.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will drop in 2017 simultaneously on Wii U and the new Nintendo Switch console.

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