“Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” May Include Time Travel [VIDEO]
The recently-concluded Video Game Awards saw the release of another trailer for Link's newest outing. Titled 'Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild', it gave clues to the audience about the possibility of him going back and forth through time.
Fan rumors suggest that the supposed time travel aspect could be seen in this trailer, when Link encounters a bird-like enemy, the Master Sword (Link's iconic weapon) has a brand-new feel to it, the setting looks fresh and the Sheikah slate is nowhere to be seen. According to GamenGuide, this serves as a contrast to an earlier trailer of the game on E3 2016, as the sword and locations show signs of wear and tear, and the slate is prominently seen in the character. The time-travel method has been used in the game Ocarina of Time.
Aside from the time travel, another speculation includes Link being assisted in battle by NPCs. This is suggested by a scene wherein a couple of NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) fight alongside the Hyrulian hero against Bokoblins. Whether they are one-time assists or if they would be joining Link in his adventure is yet to be determined.
Part of the trailer showed a female figure, or at least part of the figure. As iDigital Times report, as one scene shows the female holding the Sheikah slate, and on another in front of a kneeling Link, some assume that the character is the game's iteration of Princess Zelda, or a relative of hers.
There are other rumors running around after the release of the trailer, and none can be confirmed yet until the game's official release on 2017. As the 18th main game in the series, 'Breath of the Wild' will come out for the Wii U, and reportedly for Nintendo's newest console, Switch.
Released in 1986 by series creator Shigeru Miyamoto, it has been part of Nintendo since its iteration. Focusing on action, adventure and puzzle-solving, the game find the character Link saving the world of Hyrule from the hands of Ganon (aka Ganondorf) with the power of the Tri Force.