It may not arrive until 2017, however The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild already has its first collectible figure.
Nintendo made the bold choice to feature only one title for E3 2016- the new Legend of Zelda for the Wii U. The work-in-progress title was first shown with a snap of Eiji Aonuma’s fingers during Nintendo’s E3 2014 Digital Presentation, and was only teased in brief gameplay snippets until last month. Subtitled “Breath of the Wild”, the new Legend of Zelda will feature survival gameplay amidst a purely open world environment with unrestricted exploration; as stated during E3, players could hypothetically begin their trek towards the final boss immediately after starting the game. Though Nintendo has not yet placed the game in the official Zelda timeline, the staggering 4+ hours of footage suggests Breath of the Wild is set in an overgrown future Hyrule.
An official listing is not yet available, however Medicom is currently producing a new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild collectible figure of Link. The figure is still in development, however Medicom’s Link figure is expected to stand at 30cm/12in tall, will an actual cloth rendition of his new blue tunic and cloak. Link will include a variety of accessories, including his new bow and arrows, shield, and an arrow sporting the new energy-based arrowhead; an additional head will be included, featuring Link’s iconic yelling expression. Images can be seen below courtesy of Dengeki Hobby:
A release date has not been revealed for Medicom’s upcoming Link collectible figure, however the current MSRP is listed at 30,240y/$286.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is scheduled to release in 2017 for both the Wii U and Nintendo NX; this is the first Nintendo title announced for the NX, alongside Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2017 and Sega’s “Project Sonic“.