There's a new arsenal of weapons
We all know about Link's classic sword, bow and arrows, and boomerang, but you'll find and wield a much larger array of weapons in Breath of the Wild. In addition to varying swords and bows, you'll also discover axes, spears, hammers, clubs along the way -- and the fireball-blasting Fire Rod handles a lot differently than the heavy, two-handed Iron Sledgehammer, or a hulking Spiked Moblin Club with an animal bone affixed to it. Weapons can also break, so don't plan on carrying the same one across a large chunk of the journey.
Breath of the Wild's combat adds a bit more complexity as well, including a new Flurry Rush barrage of blows that you can use after perfectly dodging an incoming attack. You'll find enemies of all shapes and sizes in Hyrule, and while it's unlikely to provide a Dark Souls-like level of unforgiving difficulty, you may need to employ some new tactics to thrive out there.