This progression system extends to Link's armor as well. Videos shared at E3 in June of this year showed Link starting out with basic cloth and eventually reaching full plate armor. Different armor will have different uses, however, as the hero wouldn't necessarily be safe diving into water with full metal armor.
A book that rides on Link's hip also gives him a new set of abilities in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Life. He can use it to manipulate the world around him by creating water pedestals or even dumping a large wooden plank on enemies.
Dungeons are also scattered around the game world, requiring the magical book to enter via a shrine. There are more than 100 shrines littered throughout the land and can be tackled in any order. Conquering a dungeon will lead to loot like special items that will help Link on his journey.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is due out around the same time as the launch of the Nintendo NX console. Nintendo is targeting March, 2017, as the release date for its next console.
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