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Rain down fury from the sky as Link in Breath of the Wild

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Link rains down death in new Breath of the Wild gameplay

I’m still enjoying the small snippets of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay Nintendo is releasing so frequently. The one minute pieces have shown off a variety of different aspects of the rather large open-world adventure title, from close-quarters swordplay to more mystical, magical exploration. Today though is about taking to the skies – and how it opens up combat in some truly special ways.

Just like Wind Waker before it, Breath of the Wild will also allow Link to soar through the air for a limited time. Although this time thanks to a paraglider instead of an overgrown leaf, which will slowly sap Link’s stamina as he uses all his strength to hold on. And hold on you should, considering the massive advantage it seems to give Link when gliding over an enemy encampment. Just look at the destruction he rains down in the gameplay below.

That quick change between gliding and raining down flame arrows on enemies? Now that’s the type of Breath of the Wild moment I want to replicate time and time again. Of course this can be linked up in all sorts of ways with Link’s other abilities, including magically enhanced sword swings, environmental capitalisation and old fashioned stealth.

If you’ve somehow missed all of the past gameplay tasters, YouTuber Arekkz has compiled them all (and some other additional gameplay) into a single video for your viewing pleasure. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is expected to be out early in 2017, and will likely be an NX launch title. It’s also coming to Wii U, but until Nintendo make up their minds as to when we’re going to hear more about the NX, we’ll have to just settle for this continuing tastes of the next great chapter of Zelda history.

Last Updated: September 1, 2016


  1. Nice, looks awesome


    • Dutch Matrix

      September 1, 2016 at 14:58

      Now if only it came to PS4… It does look awesome, though with my finger skillz I would press the dismount flyer button and Link would be renamed to Splat.


  2. Matthew Holliday

    September 1, 2016 at 14:18

    visuals looks so pretty


  3. HairyEwok

    September 1, 2016 at 14:21

    Nintendo of America….. Seriously. That’s the best they could think of as a twitter name.


    • Dutch Matrix

      September 1, 2016 at 14:26

      They are Nintendo, and from America. What should they have called themselves?
      Oh and ha ha…


      • HairyEwok

        September 1, 2016 at 14:30

        Nintendo America would’ve been a great start, since Nintendo HQ is based in Japan and a branch exists in America. That of makes a difference in the name.


        • Dutch Matrix

          September 1, 2016 at 14:42

          Sooooo… we are bitching because of the use of an extra ‘of’…


          • RinceThis

            September 1, 2016 at 14:46

            Because it’s a preposition and denotes where something is from? In this case, saying it is from America in incorrect, it is from Japan. 😛 Because English!

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 1, 2016 at 14:54

            Rince, I am merely trying to prove a point:
            The company is called Nintendo of America. It’s a name they chose to give their American branch. Why the need to moan and complain about an ‘of’ in the name?
            Don’t you think it is silly to complain? All we do is complain. That shit is not good for the psyche…

          • RinceThis

            September 1, 2016 at 15:05

            Umm, YOU are COMPLAINING about someone complaining about the grammar used in a not so clever name and you have also been complaining about what others have been saying/writing for most of the day. Read what you preach brother! Read what you preach!

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 1, 2016 at 15:30

            Is pointing out someone’s complaining complaining?

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