Nintendo is working on the next chapter in the beloved The Legend of Zelda series. Ever since the game was shown a few years back, gamers have been tremendously excited about it. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the next installment, and it’ll be arriving sometime next year.

For all those out there who can’t wait for its release, Nintendo has released two new videos showcasing some of the action coming to Wii U and Nintendo Switch next year. While the new trailer below only gives hints, you can gather where Breath of the Wild is heading with its story.

Nintendo went onto showcase some new, open-world gameplay. In this new, commented video (below), gamers are given a sneak peek into some of the open-world activities they’ll find. Whether it is something as simple as cooking up a recipe for a temporary stats boost or it’s completing a mission, there are a lot of activities to keep players busy.

Learning about your enemy in Breath of the Wild will be essential. Heading into combat blindly can lead to an unexpected challenge. A challenge which you might not be able to overcome. There are a variety of different enemies with unique abilities, so it will be up to players to know who they’re going up against.

Inventory will obviously be an important part of healing Link, improving weapons and increasing skills. Gamers clearly will need to be mindful of how many items they’re carrying. Everything feels like it has a purpose in the game, but making sure they’re used at the right time is key.

The skill called Flurry Rush is shown off in the video above. Gamers can use this to slow down time, and then execute a flurry of melee attacks against their enemies. Particularly for facing stronger enemies, Flurry Rush will come in handy for bringing down their health, making them easier to kill. It’ll be interesting to see what exactly makes this skill finite. It’s a fair assumption to make that the skill can’t be used all the time.

Also shown off in the video is how enemies react to your battle tactics. Link threw a grenade at an enemy and the foe simple walked around it, avoiding its damage radius. Of course, this is just a small slice of the game, but it is a good indication of AI intelligence.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be making its debut sometime during 2017. Nintendo is still playing their cards close to the vest. Perhaps we’ll hear an exact release date during their Nintendo Switch conference in January. The game will launch on Wii U and Nintendo Switch. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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