A trailer that came at the very end of Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct show has given Zelda fans, especially fans of Breath of the Wild, a new lease on life. A Breath of the Wild sequel, taking place in the same Hyrule with the same Link and Zelda, is in development.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released back in March of 2017 as a launch title for the Switch, and immediately got critical acclaim for its gameplay, massive open world, attention to detail, and sense of immersion.
Players explored a Hyrule unlike any they’d ever seen before, a massive open world full of puzzle dungeons, enemies to fight, Koroks to collect, and people to meet. Players could even make their own new town with the help of some NPCs.
Along with being an open-world Zelda game with a massive world to explore, Breath of the Wild also got popular on the internet for a wide variety of colorful characters that helped Link along on his journey, whether it was the friendly Rito bard Kass, the eternally supportive Zora prince Sidon, or any of Hyrule’s old champions like Revali, Urbosa, Daruk, or Mipha.
The trailer for the sequel shows Link and Zelda making their way deep beneath Hyrule Castle, accompanied by eerie, disjointed singing, until they finally come across what appears to be Ganondorf’s dessicated corpse in a cavern deep beneath…then Ganondorf wakes up.
Various new bits of lore also appear to be part of the trailer, particularly one quick flash of a shadowy hand reaching out towards Ganondorf’s roaring form…possibly implying that the force which made him Calamity Ganon was not his own.
We don’t have any release date yet for the game, since it was only announced today, but hopefully Nintendo won’t take as long to put out the sequel as they did the original game, which was announced at E3 2014. With luck, we’ll see not only familiar faces, but many new characters as well.
If you weren’t able to catch the Nintendo Direct for yourself, you can follow this link to see the Breath of the Wild sequel trailer. Otherwise, keep on the lookout at any Nintendo Directs in the future or any other gaming events for more Breath of the Wild sequel info.