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Hold up, did Link just hit that rock back like it was a baseball?

by Joey Davidson | February 18, 2017February 18, 2017 12:00 pm PDT

We’re two weeks from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hitting the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. Excitement for the game is at a fever pitch.

Speaking of “pitch” (sick baseball segue, self, they’ll love that), some new footage for Breath of the Wild has arrived from Nintendo of Japan. It comes in a clip show the Japanese side of the company does on YouTube, so the whole feature features lots more than Zelda.

While running down some of the features, the vid quickly blasts through some gameplay mechanics for Breath of the Wild. Wearing metal armor in a lightning storm is bad. It’s harder to climb in the rain. Link can make bridges by chopping down trees. Oh, and apparently Link can use clubs to hit thrown projectiles back at enemies like they’re baseballs. Outstanding!

These are the things that excite me most about Breath of the Wild

It’s not the story, the world or the new console that excites me most about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s mechanics like these. The shield-based snowboarding, taming horses, cooking. All of those systems that are completely new to a Zelda game and carry the potential of Nintendo’s polish. Those are the things I’m most pumped for.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hits the Wii U and Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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