The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Appear at The Game Awards

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Appear at The Game Awards

Nintendo of America announced today that their upcoming Nintendo Switch and Wii U game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will make an appearance this Thursday night during The Game Awards 2016.

The publisher’s post on Twitter explains how fans will be given an “exclusive look” of the highly anticipated next title in the long running series set to release in 2017. The show’s producer Geoff Keighley also joined in on the tease, posting a pair images showing off the Sheikah tribe’s symbol and the game’s logo.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was originally announced in 2013 as a Wii U exclusive set to release in 2015. After being delayed twice, it’s release date is now set for sometime next year.

The game departs from most other titles in the series, as it has an open-world environment approximately twelve times larger than the overworld in Twilight Princess, with less emphasis on defined entrances and exits to areas. Similar to the original The Legend of Zelda, players are placed into the game with very little instruction, and are encouraged to explore freely as they see fit.

The 19th main installment in the series and the first original title developed with an HD resolution, the story is set in Hyrule and follows Link, a young man who awakens from a 100-year slumber to a mysterious voice that guides him to defeat Calamity Ganon.

The Game Awards 2016 premieres on December 1st at 6pm PT, 9pm ET.