A New Era Of Nintendo Begins

On March 3 the Nintendo Switch, the new console produced by Nintendo, was released and a new addition to the Legend of Zelda series was also unleashed: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Switch and the game caused major discussion for months and now that both have arrived players are finally able to see what all the fuss is about.

Nintendo Switch:

Image of the new Nintendo Switch.
Joy of Joy-Con: With options for a traditional home console, a portable system and a stand-alone tablet with wireless controllers, the Nintendo Switch is revolutionizing the gaming system industry.
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The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s new console that can be played at home and on the go.

The console itself is a battery-powered tablet that has an LCD screen that is about 6.2 inches wide and weighs about 10.48 ounces. The tablet is touch screen, with an audio jack for headphones as well as speakers. Although the LCD screen is beautiful, dropping the console might prove disastrous.

The console also includes two left and right Joy-Con controllers, which can be removed from the console itself to play multiplayer games with friends.

The right Joy-Con controller has an near field communication reader, which allows players to use Nintendo’s Amiibos with certain games. The reader is directly under the thumb-stick and is easy to use.

However, the left controller has been known to cause some problems with its sensor bar. When the sensor bar is being covered it tends to remove the player from the game but then reappears once the sensor has been uncovered.

Most electronic devices are known to have small glitches upon release. These problems may be annoying, but at least the console has no reports of exploding or causing serious harm.

At the moment, the console has yet to have online multiplayer features. Players are able to add their friends but are not able to interact with them. There are reports that the console will later have the option for players to play with friends online and have voice chat.

Along with being able to interact with friends, there will also be a monthly classic game giveaway within the Nintendo eShop. These are just a few of the exciting upcoming features for the Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game that was developed and published by Nintendo. This is the 19th game within the Legend of Zelda series and it is like no other.

The story takes place in Hyrule and follows the famous hero Link, who awakens from a 100 year slumber to a mysterious voice that guides him to defeat Calamity Ganon.

Link must explore his surroundings to complete trials which reward him with skills that help him defeat his enemies.

Nintendo has stepped out of the box with their new game. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has an open world environment that is much larger than any other the Legend of Zelda game.

Not only is the world much larger, players are also able to use the environment to help make food and materials to survive its changing environment.

Players are also able to explore the world and find a variety of shrines that contain clever and interesting puzzles. Each shrine also has some treasure. Once completed, the player receives a spirit orb which can be combined with three others in order to expand their stamina or add an extra heart to the player’s life.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has definitely been a game-changer for the series. With its new features, players are now able to explore the world of Legend of Zelda in a whole new way.

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