Breath of the Wild is the 19th entry in the Zelda series set after Ocarina of Time (but it's unknown which of the timelines this falls under) where something has happened to Hyrule and you, Link, have woken up from stasis 100 years later not knowing what happened to you or happened to Hyrule. This is the second open-world Zelda game after the NES original where you have complete freedom in traveling the world. You can even go after the final boss immediately upon game start if you want.
In a first for the Zelda series, you can buy DLC in the form of the Expansion Pass which is basically a season pass. If you want DLC, be sure to snag the BotW day 1 update: http://gonintendo.co...1-1-0-available
>> Here's how to get the pass: http://gonintendo.co...-wild-s-expansi
For those playing the game or have yet to get the game, please remember tag your story discussions with spoilers. Also anything you unlock also counts as spoilers, so please tag them properly.
I've got some news and there may be spoilers in the following.
A developer interview regarding Zelda returning to the NES Zelda open-world roots: http://gonintendo.co...m-emergent-game
GoNintendo Review: http://gonintendo.co...the-wild-review
Other Reviews: http://gonintendo.co...review-round-up
Game footage: http://gonintendo.co...gameplay-footag
Beta64 compares BotW's development from initial reveal to the final release: http://gonintendo.co...itial-reveal-to
If you need a reminder on what amiibo offers in this game: http://gonintendo.co...ath-of-the-wild
Here's how the Wii U disc art looks like: http://gonintendo.co...-wii-u-disc-art
Have some launch art: http://gonintendo.co...cial-launch-art