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Zelda Breath of the Wild news: new release planned for Nintendo Switch games fans | Gaming | Entertainment

The Legend of Zelda franchise continues to prove popular with fans, with the latest addition in the series seen as another top release.

Zelda Breath of the Wild was one of the best games launch on the Nintendo Switch last year, facing stiff competition from Super Mario Odyssey.

But it appears that while fans were treated to some surprise DLC, something that hasn’t been done before in the series, there probably won’t be any new content released for it.

What we do know is that Nintendo are planning a launch of a different sort for the game.

It has now been confirmed that a new a limited edition OST collection is being released to celebrate the first year of Zelda Breath of the Wild’s launch.

This will arrive in April, and will feature all 211 original songs from the game.

It should be noted, however, that this collection has so far only been announced for Japan.

Nothing has appeared on the UK Nintendo website, so it’s unclear if fans here will get the chance to grab the new Zelda Breath of the Wild release.


This new music collection includes all the songs found in the game, even the ones featured in the recently released DLC.

The Limited Edition bundles will have all the music split across five CDs, and will also include a Play Button music player that will have 15 field tracks from The Legend of Zelda series.

Like the NES And SNES Mini, new tracks can’t be added to the player, with all the songs coming pre-loaded.

Zelda Breath of the Wild did much to expand the gameplay featured in past titles.

The Nintendo Switch games list benefited greatly from the changes, which saw the development team experiment more with an open-world format.

Giving players more freedom certainly went down well with fans, who have been finding out more about other tweaks that didn’t make the final cut.

It’s been revealed that Nintendo almost decided to go for some older-sounding gameplay mechanics which would have made for a much different final product.

According to Nintendo writer and director, Hidemaro Fujibayashi, there were talks of giving Link far more control over the world.

“Initially we did consider giving players control of the weather, but realized not being able to control it is much more fun,” Fujibayashi confirmed to Game Informer.

“Controlling it wasn’t really fitting in this game. In Ocarina of Time, you were in places that were just sunny or raining.

“That was the way the players were able to control that. Adding in the weather control would have increased the number of variables in the world.

“It was more interesting to have Link against nature, not controlling it. That ended up being more natural and fun.”

It sounds like Fujibayashi believes the company made the right choice, while cutting the feature also seems to have helped Zelda Breath of the Wild standout further from other games in the series.

The Legend of Zelda franchise continues to be one of Nintendo’s top IPs, and the company certainly look keen to add another game to the Switch’s official games list.


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