In an incredibly deceptive move to inflate hype for the release of Nintendo’s next-generation console, the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would debut alongside the Switch in March of 2017. Coming as no great surprise the game developer quickly backtracked on the announcement and has yet to set a new release date for the game. It seems the company has no idea when the game will be ready for launch, making it all too obvious they never had any intention of releasing it in March.
But to hold the fans over — or make the suffering worse — President and CEO of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aimé took the stage at the 2016 Game Awards to reveal gameplay footage from the upcoming Zelda game. For the first time ever players will be able to immerse themselves in an open world version of Hyrule, dictating their own adventure opposed to the traditional linear storytelling fashion of previous installments to the franchise.