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Nintendo celebrates the holidays with snowboarding gameplay from Breath of the Wild

by Ron Duwell | December 16, 2016December 16, 2016 10:00 am PDT

Nintendo is feeling a little festive today, and it’s present to any and all under the sun is the best present someone can ever get: The Legend of Zelda footage!

Playing up the winter holidays angle, the latest footage from the game shows Link hitting the slopes, gliding down a snowy mountainside on what looks like a turtle shell or a bowl of some kind. It’s not exactly a snowboard, but such inconveniences have never stopped Link.

A Link to holidays past… and those yet to come.

Touching tribute to an all-time great series

Nintendo also starts the trailer off with a look at the history of the series. Outside of Final Fantasy and Mario, I can’t think of many video game series that have shaped my love of games more than The Legend of Zelda. I often associate it with being with my family since I played almost every game on cousins’ NES consoles during holiday trips. I never had my own Zelda game during its reign until Wind Waker came out.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks great. The only bummer right now is that the game’s “early 2017” release date is rumored to be pushed back into the summer of 2017.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...