Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U and NX Will Be the Same

It doesn't even sound like graphics will be affected.

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Now Playing: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Demo at E3 2016

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

We've gotten a lot of news about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild today, and we've even been able to go hands-on with it. But one thing that Nintendo has not referenced much is the Nintendo NX version of the game, which it announced back in April. However, in a round table conversation with GameSpot, series producer Eiji Aonuma talked about the differences between the versions.

When asked if the Wii U and NX versions would deviate with regards to visuals or content, Aonuma replied that the game was the same on both platforms. "The users will be able to have the same experience with the NX version as they will with the Wii U version," he said, suggesting that they'll be equal in terms of visuals as well as gameplay. This is notable because in the last cross-generation Zelda game, Twilight Princess, the Wii version was mirrored from the GameCube release to be more compatible with Wii controls.

Nintendo today showed off Breath of the Wild for a long time, demonstrating the game's cooking mechanics and some of its vast world. You can check out our impressions of the E3 demo here. In GameSpot's conversation with Aonuma, he explained why the game won't feature a female hero. He also clarified the reason why Link is now a right-handed hero.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch sometime in 2017 for Wii U and NX. Are you happy that Nintendo is keeping the game consistent between generations, or would you like to see more features on the NX? Let us know in the comments.

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