Nintendo to host a ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ panel at GDC
The Legend comes to GDC
Link and Zelda fans will want to pay extra special attention to the Game Developers Conference this year, Nintendo will be showcasing its upcoming title “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” at this year’s event.
Nintendo confirmed that three developers behind the highly anticipated game will host a panel at this year’s GDC in San Francisco. The panel, “Change and Constant – Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” will feature game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa and technical director Takuhiro Dohta.
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is launching for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U systems this year, and fans on social-media can’t seem to get enough information about the game. Nintendo stated that the panel “will provide an in-depth look at how these convention-breaking changes were implemented”.
The panel will take place two days before Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new home system, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launch. If you aren’t attending GDC this year, don’t lose heart(s). A video of the panel will be available at gdcvault.com the following week.
If you are still looking for a Nintendo switch, you can set an email alert at sites like Amazon.com, but as you can imagine the console has been hard to find in some areas. Grabbing a Nintendo Switch should be much easier after launch, so don’t fall for those high-priced sellers on eBay just yet. “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is set to launch on March 3, 2017, and you can pre-order a copy for either the Wii U or the Nintendo Switch.
You can find a long-list of upcoming titles that Nintendo announced for the new console here, the Nintendo Switch will cost $299 at launch. The Nintendo Switch bundle will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Nintendo will launch two versions of the system, one with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Both versions will be the same price.
“Nintendo Switch is a brand-new kind of home gaming system that offers a wide variety of play modes,” said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima at the system’s unveiling. “We will introduce the world to new experiences made possible by the unique characteristics of the Nintendo Switch hardware and the Joy-Con.”
Nintendo will also be launching the company’s new online subscription service, which will start with a free trial at launch. The service includes a smart-device application available in Summer 2017 that will let users invite friends to play online, set play appointments and chat with one another as they play compatible games. The fully featured paid service will be available in the fall.