The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Preview — Check Out the First 15 Minutes of Gameplay

on February 24, 2017 9:00 AM

While anticipation is up for the Nintendo Switch — Nintendo’s upcoming home console — the hype cannot compare to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The title, which frequently tops most anticipated game of 2017 charts, will launch exactly a week from today.

DualShockers got a chance to go hands-on with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and recorded the first 15 minutes of gameplay, starting from the cold open. While a lot of the area should look familiar to anyone with a working knowledge of the trailers and media they have been showcasing, we explore some of the opening area, check out how the early combat system works, and start looking at the the game’s story. That said, don’t expect any spoilers — we only show what can be seen in the first few minutes of gameplay.

This is part of DualShockers ongoing preview coverage of both the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Yesterday, we showcased an unboxing video for the Neon version of the Nintendo Switch. Also, we delved into the operating system, user interface, and system startup to give you an idea of what Nintendo’s latest console will be looking like. The short summary of impressions? Nintendo Switch is a matured Nintendo console, with excellent build quality and low-key Nintendo quirks. That said, the system teeters between half-baked and minimalist — prior to the Day One update, we can’t make a final opinion one way or the other.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch and Wii U on March 3, 2017. If you are waiting for DualShockers full review of the title, expect to see it on March 2, 2017 — the day before launch.

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.