The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 was first unveiled again in 2019. We haven’t heard a lot about it since, however it’s broadly anticipated to make an look at at the moment’s Nintendo E3 2021 occasion.
Breath of the Wild 2 shall be a direct sequel to the 2017 masterpiece that seemingly continues the narrative of Hyperlink and Zelda after they vanquish Calamity Canon from the Land of Hyrule. Past the debut trailer we sadly don’t know a lot about it, however it undoubtedly options the identical universe and beautiful aesthetic as its predecessor.
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Having been unveiled again in 2019, Nintendo is but to supply an replace on Breath of the Wild 2. On the time of writing, there isn’t a confirmed launch window, however rumours counsel it might doubtlessly launch earlier than the top of the yr.
Breath of the Wild 2 was briefly talked about throughout the earlier Nintendo Direct, with the corporate saying that we are going to hear extra concerning the recreation later this yr. Whereas we wait, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD shall be coming to the Swap in July.
Whereas we didn’t obtain an official title to the upcoming sequel, we noticed a gorgeous, gloomy trailer that noticed Hyperlink and Zelda investigating a wierd supernatural incidence doubtlessly under Hyrule Citadel.
Sporting the identical engine that powered the primary recreation, it appears positively beautiful. Within the clip we see our two heroes come throughout a haunted tree of kinds housing a decayed corpse with an amulet round its neck trying ominously in direction of them.
It’s evident one thing very, very unhealthy goes down in Hyrule. The desecrated physique very a lot appears like Ganon – however this recreation takes place after Ganon has already been banished from the land by the Hero of Time. Maybe another darkish power coming back from an older title – like Twilight Princess’s Zant, or Skyward Sword’s Demise – or a brand new adversary is behind this risk. Who or no matter’s pulling the strings, Hyperlink and Zelda clearly can’t catch a break.
Each Hyperlink and Zelda play a outstanding half within the trailer, enraptured by no matter spooky incidence has befallen them. It appears that evidently no matter they encounter has a significant affect on the land of Hyrule, maybe flooding it with monsters and demons we should deal with.
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Judging from the trailer, Breath of the Wild 2 appears to be set in the identical Hyrule not lengthy after the occasions of the primary recreation. As nice as exploring this huge and ruined land was in Breath of the Wild, revisiting the identical large map within the sequel might effectively be very boring, until the atmosphere is considerably modified.
We’re betting we’ll see the identical map, however altered, both by restore efforts or modified by the evil power we noticed within the trailer. Maybe that would convey with it extra enemies, new gadgets and new-ish areas?
The trailer for Breath of the Wild 2 hints at a darker shift than what we noticed with the unique. The sequel appears like its adopting a dramatic tone shift equally to how the creepy Majora’s Masks succeeded Ocarina of Time.
Whereas The Legend of Zelda video games don’t normally have a lot of a give attention to story past Hyperlink happening an journey and defeating evil, it would nonetheless be fascinating to see whether or not Nintendo will introduce extra mature or darker themes than we’re used to with the franchise.
Hyperlink wasn’t alone when he found the evil power lurking under Hyrule fort, as Zelda was proper by his aspect. Whereas we’re used to seeing Zelda as a damsel in misery, she might lastly change into a completely playable heroine this time spherical, and even as an elective playable character.
There could also be extra weight to this hope than pure hypothesis, as Zelda’s apparel actually suggests she’ll be happening an journey as a substitute of sitting safely on her throne in Hyrule fort. Some have speculated you gained’t get the chance to play as Hyperlink in any respect, as you’ll as a substitute play as Zelda to rescue the boy surprise. Oh how the tables would flip.
Extra and/or greater dungeons
Whereas the unique Breath of the Wild had over 100 of puzzle-filled Shrines scattered throughout Hyrule, there weren’t many giant dungeon environments to discover. The 4 Divine Beasts at the very least provided a style of what Zelda dungeons can provide, however they had been slightly quick and targeted extra on one giant puzzle and a boss battles than the labyrinthine temples and dungeons of earlier titles.
With a well-recognized albeit doubtlessly darker Hyrule showing to be the setting for the sequel, dungeons would slot in very effectively certainly. Taking us to new subterranean areas would take away the potential boredom of actually going over outdated floor, in addition to scratching an itch that was absent from the final title.
We’ve obtained each single certainly one of our fingers crossed in hope that The Legend of Zelda sequence will return to its unique template for the following entry.