Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like

Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you’ll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you’ll need to sustain you on your journey.

More than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore

Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them, then solve the puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure.

Be prepared and properly equipped

With an entire world waiting to be explored, you’ll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier.

Battling enemies requires strategy

The world is filled with enemies of all shapes and sizes. Each one has its own attack method and weaponry, so you must think quickly and develop the right strategies to defeat them.

Tap into adventure with amiibo

Tap the Wolf Link amiibo to make Wolf Link appear in game. Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help you find items you’re searching for. A new series of The Legend of Zelda amiibo is also on the way.

Additional Legend of Zelda amiibo support revealed

During E3 2016, we revealed how the Wolf Link amiibo figure will be supported in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now we take a look at how additional amiibo figures aid Link on his adventure across Hyrule. Each amiibo figure offers random items that Link can use. Legend has it, he may even receive a treasure chest with a rare item if he gets lucky.

  • 8-bit Link rewards you with a random number of barrels. You might find rupees inside too!
  • Link from The Ocarina of Time rewards you with a random amount of meat.

  • Toon Link rewards you with a random amount of fish.

  • Zelda from The Wind Waker rewards you with a random selection of plants.

  • The Legend of Zelda amiibo figures pictured above are in stores now.

Hyrule: then and now

It's been 30 years since we first visited the land of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda. With Link's latest adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, arriving in 2017, we thought we'd take a look at what's changed—and what's stayed the same—since the NES days.

The Old Man

Early on in both games, you meet an old man. In the original, he gives you a sword, uttering the now famous words "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this."

In the new game, he doesn't give you a sword, but does share his torches and baked apples—what a guy! In order to get weapons, you'll need to find them yourself, either by scavenging or taking them from enemies in battle—it's up to you to survive.

Spectacle Rock

In the original, there was a spot with two big stone formations, called Spectacle Rock because it looked a bit like a pair of eyeglasses.

You can find this location in the new game too, although these boulders now seem to have grown into a pair of towering mountains!

Raft riding

Do you remember the little raft you used to cross rivers in the original game? Well, they're an important part of the new game too, allowing you to cross treacherous, icy-cold waters. These new rafts have sails, though, so you'll need to provide some wind power to set off across the water. Luckily, Link has just the thing to get moving.

Skull hideout

You may recall a skull-shaped dungeon in the original game. Well, the bad guys got an upgrade in the new game, turning a big, skull-like cave into an imposing fortress. Link, however, has a knack for finding an enemy's weak spot—in this case, a precarious lantern that might be shot down with a carefully aimed arrow.

Rumor has it there are even more connections between the original The Legend of Zelda and the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It'll be fun trying to find them all when the game is finally released in March 3rd 2017!