Nintendo used to be one of the most popular gaming franchises until Sony and Microsoft became prominent in the gaming industry.
Since then, Nintendo wasn’t able to keep up with the hardware prowess of its competitors. When the Playstation One was released, the Nintendo 64 couldn’t keep up with the influx of Playstation game exclusives and people flocked to the Sony game console instead of Nintendo’s offering.
But, it wasn’t the end of Nintendo at that time. They continually worked on newer games such as the Pokemon Game series, new Mario games and its various spin-offs, and new Legend of Zelda games as well.
Unfortunately, Nintendo’s rivals seem to have their number as they, too, have their own lineup of games to rival what Nintendo has to offer.
Just when all hope is lost, people were reinvigorated after some big news this year. Earlier this year, Nintendo President, Tatsumi Kimishima, said that they will be releasing a new game console next year, codenamed “Nintendo NX”.
The Nintendo NX is purportedly more powerful than the Playstation 4. On top of that, the feelings of the fans intensify as Kimishima and the company hasn’t disclosed any technical information yet.
This only leaves people to speculate what the Nintendo NX really is. Is it a portable game console? Is it a big console that can rival its competitors’ offerings?
Only time will tell what the Nintendo NX really is. But, if the Nintendo NX is powerful, it has to have a compelling lineup of games as well.
Kimishima addressed that and said that they are going to release big name games along with the Nintendo NX’s release next year.
And they were right, the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is going to be released with the Nintendo NX come March of 2017.
In fact, they already revealed a demo of the game in the recently concluded E3 2016 event. The fans that were there were astounded by the graphics and gameplay of the upcoming game.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might be the saving grace that Nintendo needs. You see, the past Legend of Zelda games were pretty much the same, with a few minor tweaks to give it a little bit of a refresh.
But, it was still the same formula: a silent protagonist coupled with a mission to stop evil with nearly the same game mechanics.
That is about to change as Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the first ever Zelda game to feature an open-world for people to explore. Furthermore, it is also the first Legend of Zelda game that will make use of technology as well.
What Nintendo did was take the winning formula and vastly improve it by trying new elements in the game.
With the release of the Nintendo NX and with the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, leading the pack, I am pretty sure that Nintendo is hinting a big comeback.
As a big Nintendo fan, hopefully, the new Nintendo NX will deliver and that the new Legend of Zelda game will not disappoint.