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Link looks at frogs, plays baseball and dies in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The hero of time gets struck by lightning and explodes

Nintendo has revealed several minutes of previously unseen footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In a video posted on Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube channel, we see Link participating in some new, exciting activities. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the most memorable moments.

Here, we see through Link’s telescope as he examines Hyrule’s wildlife, presumably with the intent of killing and eating them. Link is going to eat that frog.

Link looks at some animals through his telescope
Creeping on critters

Next, we get a glimpse of Breath of the Wild’s day/night cycle as Link stands completely motionless for nearly twelve hours. Will somebody please check on Link?

the day night cycle
Link stands still for a whole day

All that standing has caused Link to work up a mighty hunger. He climbs a tree to pick a few apples. Actions like climbing and sprinting will use stamina. When Link’s stamina is depleted, he’ll need to take a moment to catch his breath.

link climbs a tree to get some apples
Hunting for crisp, delicious tree snacks.

With his belly brimming with fresh fruit, Link goes for a jog through a rainstorm and a blizzard. Weather in Breath of the Wild will effect Link’s temperature, and he’ll need to dress appropriately for the elements.

link running through rain and snow
Link goes running in some nasty weather.

Later, Link encounters a rude Bokoblin who throws a rock at him. Link deftly volleys it back using his wooden club.

link returns a rock by hitting it with his club
Batter up!

Finally, having done the coolest thing he will do in his life, Link dies. Specifically, he gets struck by lightning attracted to his heavy metal armor. Heavy armor is a first for The Legend of Zelda, and it clearly comes with some tradeoffs.

link gets struck by lightning and dies
Ride the lightning

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes out March 3 on Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

HT to @electivirus for getting this video on our radar.

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