The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Android APK is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo. A part of The Legend of Zelda series, it was released for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles on March 3, 2017. The story follows Link, who awakens from a hundred-year slumber to a mysterious voice that guides him to defeat Calamity Ganon before he can destroy the kingdom of Hyrule.
Breath of the Wild is played in an open world that the player can explore freely. Link can collect items such as armor, weapons, and food, with multiple uses. Scattered across the world are waypoints that the player can warp to, puzzles, and non-player characters that offer advice or side-quests. Breath of the Wild introduced elements to the series including a detailed physics engine, high-definition visuals, and voice acting. The game was planned for release in 2015 as a Wii U exclusive, but was delayed twice due to problems with the physics engine. It was a launch game for the Switch and the final Nintendo game for the Wii U.
Breath of the Wild received critical acclaim for its open-ended gameplay, which encourages experimentation and exploration, and many called it a landmark in open-world design, despite minor criticism for its frame rate and technical performance at launch. It won numerous awards, including several Game of the Year awards, and many critics have described it as one of the greatest games of all time. The game broke Nintendo’s sales records in numerous regions, selling over six million copies on the Switch and over a million on the Wii U by 2018.
In a departure from previous Legend of Zelda games, Breath of the Wild features a full open world, twelve times larger than the overworld in Twilight Princess, with less emphasis on defined entrances and exits to areas. Similar to the original Legend of Zelda, the player begins with little instruction, and is allowed to explore freely at their own pace. Breath of the Wild introduces a physics engine to the Zelda series with consistent rules, but also lets players approach problems in different ways rather than trying to find a prescribed solution. The game also integrates a “chemistry engine”, which defines the physical properties of most objects and governs how they interact with the player and one another. These design approaches result in a generally unstructured and interactive world that rewards experimentation and allows for completing the story non-linearly.