An ancient power awakens, and evolves, in new Zelda

SECOND COMING Out March 3 for Switch and Wii U, Breath of the Wild is Nintendo’s most ambitious yet

SCRAMBLING ACROSS THE IDYLLIC VISTAS OF NINTENDO’S vast new fantasy sandbox The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s easy to see its half-sunken structures—artifacts of a vanished golden age waiting to be restored—as a metaphor for Nintendo itself. In the game, you play once more as Link, the franchise’s sandy-haired

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