As revealed in Nintendo’s stacked E3 2021 presentation, Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is here and it looks better than ever.
Fans of the Legend of Zelda franchise woke to good news this morning. After years of agonising waiting, we finally got a fresh glimpse at the Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Prior to today, the only meaningful information about the sequel was released during the 2019 E3. And who could forget the last Nintendo conference, where Zelda head honcho, Eiji Aunoma, whose presence suggested a second reveal trailer, strutted out on stage and told fans “Unfortunately, we don’t have anything to share right now. We apologise”.
However, today is a different day. Not only did we get a glimpse at the stunning game world and some of its inhabitants, but also a release window. Nintendo has confirmed that the Sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is scheduled to launch in 2022.
Although that’s quite a large window, Nintendo may want to manage expectations in case they run into any hiccups during development. Nintendo also seems to be sticking with the name Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, rather than the community’s designated name, Breath of the Wild 2.
A recent interview with Game Informer, Aunoma confirmed that we will be revisiting Hyrule:
“We’re working together really hard on this game. One of the reasons we wanted to create a continuation was because I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again while incorporating new gameplay and [a] new story.”
Fans are already speculating that there will be some kind of time-reversal mechanic from the trailer. During the trailer Link is able to reverse the path of a boulder travelling towards them, a pond transforms back to a raindrop, and finally, it seems that Link’s hair appears shorter and longer in different scenes.
The main takeaways from the trailer are that Link seems to be armed with a flamethrower, they’re utilising the sky more by adding floating islands, there’s some new unique bosses to tackle, and Link has found some type of tool that lets them slink up through solid rock.
Anyway enough reading, go watch the trailer for yourself above.