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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Trailer Shows New Weapons, Abilities

Link climbs cliffs, uses stealth to take out enemies, and wears plate armor in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U and NX has been given an official title. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's new trailer shows off its version of Hyrule and features a bunch of new tools that Link will use in the upcoming game.

The trailer is accompanied by a woman's voice, who tells Link to "open his eyes" and "wake up." It's not clear if this woman is Zelda or someone else. Then Link shows up and starts to explore Hyrule by climbing cliffs, floating through the air with a parachute, and chopping down trees to cross canyons. The trailer also shows Link swimming and building a magical-looking wall to use for climbing.

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The trailer features some of Link's weaponry as well, including the classic bow and arrow and sword. It surprises with a couple new weapons such as a spear, axe, and explosive arrows. Link's even wearing plate armor at one point--he's not shown once with his classic green tunic. And, of course, we get a shot of the Master Sword as the trailer ends.

Some of the more surprising things seen in the trailer include Link spreading a grass fire, cooking a meal, and using stealth to take out enemies. He's also shown rolling a boulder down a hill to take out a couple smaller enemies, in addition to using levitation magic to drop items on baddies. There are also giant creatures, including one that looks like a troll and another that resembles a rock golem.

Nintendo is set to show off Breath of the Wild in its Nintendo Treehouse stream, which you can watch here. We have an article going live after the stream that will tell you everything you need to know about the new Legend of Zelda.

To keep up with all the news and impressions at the event, follow GameSpot's E3 hub here.

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