Nintendo has been handling the promotion of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with a savvy sense of timing. They let loose little bits of info and media here and there, knowing just how to entice new gamers with flashy graphics, and old gamers with a bit of nostalgia to remind us of the original Legend of Zelda.
This isn't the first time comparisons between the two games were made. In fact, many people noticed a homage from the upcoming Breath of the Wild in the actual gameplay that hearkened back to the original 1986 release of The Legend of Zelda on the NES. Link was on a mountain overlooking the valley where gamers could see into the far distance and get a good look at the surrounding environments.
A lot of people were instantly pulled into a conversation about whether or not this means the upcoming game for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U is actually just a remake of the original. Given the constant comparisons and the small amounts of info we have on the story, it's not entirely impossible to think that maybe, just maybe the game actually is a remake of the original. Or perhaps, a re-imagining of what the original was supposed to be.
Regardless of the theories about where in the timeline The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fits, one thing we do know for sure is that the art for the game in the tweet above is not unlike the actual gameplay itself. 30 years later and the promotional art for games is now reminiscent of what the actual gameplay is like.
Nintendo has demonstrated that you can literally journey to any part of the land for as far as your eyes can see. During the E3 demonstration last year they gave gamers a solid look at the actual in-game play, including some of Link's exploits of solving puzzles in dark dungeons and using the new physics-based mechanics to move objects around and even take out some goblins with boulders and other objects.
We also saw Link scale to the top of mountains and survey the surrounding areas, where the Breath of the Wild's impressive draw distance was put on display on the Wii U and gamers were able to see just how expansive the game world really is.