During Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse live stream, we got a in-depth look at the upcoming Zelda: Breath of the Wild. During the presentation, it was shown that the title will have motion controls using the Wii U’s GamePad.
During a puzzle demo (at 14:17 in the video below), the player approached a console and took control of a large hammer on the other side of the room. The hammer was then controlled by rotating the GamePad. When the player would motion one way, the hammer would draw back. When they wanted to swing the hammer, they had to rotate the controller a different way.
The puzzle then involved hitting a ball up a ramp and into a hole on the other side of the room. At first the player did not hit the ball hard enough, and then rotated the GamePad too fast and sent the ball flying. The third time, the player rotated the controller at the right speed and the ball rolled into the hole.
Many other details were given for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo has stated that the title will feature over 100 Shrines of Trials. They also showed us the game’s HUD and gave us details on how stealth will work in the game.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release on the Wii U and NX in 2017. Stay tuned to Gamespresso for all of your E3 coverage.