Bring in the experts.
If you were worried about the open world aspect of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this small piece of news should put your mind at ease. Speaking with Game Informer, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that Monolith Soft was helping Nintendo with the new Zelda game.
During an interview at E3, legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto told us, “Yes they are involved in this Zelda. People from Tokyo and Kyoto are working together on this. There is a team of over 100 helping work on this project, and their work has really been helpful.”
Nintendo also clarified that the “team of over 100” included staff from both Nintendo and Monolith Soft, and that they made up the entire Zelda team working on the game. Monolith worked on Xenoblade Chronicles X, and they certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to gorgeous open world games, so it’s probably safe to assume that Breath of the Wild will be in good hands here.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to be released for the Wii U and NX some time in 2017.