New Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage Releases at The Game Awards

The Game Awards for 2016 are officially underway, and with them comes the unveiling of new gameplay footage from upcoming Nintendo Wii U/Switch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  

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In the video, Nintendo Treehouse’s Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff walk players through a quest where they must locate a particular shrine. On the way, they encounter an accordion playing minstrel named Kass, an inclusion which seems consistent with the Zelda series’ strong focus on music and different musical instruments.

They also demonstrate some battle sequences with various enemies, and introduce a new health recovery system which majorly differs from previous Zelda titles. Instead of merely collecting hearts, players will be able to consume foods such as hearty fried wild greens, steamed meat, and sneaky mushroom skewers to boost their life.

GameXplain has also captured some brief highlights from the game in the ‘Life in Ruins’ trailer, which showcases a section of Breath of the Wild’s desolate yet beautiful panoramic landscapes, Link engaged in battle while travelling on horseback, and kneeling next to a figure hidden from the camera’s view.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is expected to release in 2017.