The first major game on Nintendo's new console is one of the best games I've played in years
When the Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, it's supported by one incredible marquee game: "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."
The biggest video game company in the world, Nintendo, is on the verge of releasing a new video game console. It’s called the Nintendo Switch, and it arrives on March 3 for $299.
The gimmick with the Switch is simple: It’s a portable game console and a home game console, all at once.
But a neat gimmick isn’t enough to sell a game console, and Nintendo knows it. For a console to sell, it needs games. To that end, Nintendo has an elfin ace up its sleeve in "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."
The game is gorgeous, massive, and arriving alongside the Switch on March 3.
So, is it any good? Good news: It’s fantastic. I play a lot of games — it’s my job, even! — and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is one of the best games I’ve played in years. It’s hard to be too hyperbolic about what a tremendous game "Breath of the Wild" is. Here’s why.