E3: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Officially Unveiled

One of the most anticipated follow-ups for Switch begins to take form.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 06/11/2019 10:33 Comment on this     ShareThis

In an E3 not particularly stuffed with surprise reveals from Nintendo, the company at least was able to rock the room with the reveal of the sequel to its masterpiece The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The trailer, which is roughly a minute and a half long, is packed with details to soak in (and maybe drop your jaw to):

Let’s run through what we can see, alongside a healthy dose of speculation!

  • Is that the corpse of Ganon? Link (is this even a spoiler?) killed the malevolent tyrant at the end of Breath of the Wild, bringing to an end over a century of the villain’s rule of Hyrule. It certainly could be Ganon, especially given that hair!
  • Speaking of hair, as our very own Nintendojo scribe Angela Marrujo pointed out, she’s sporting a new, shorter look than ever before (much to Angela’s distaste!). Will she be a playable character this time around?
  • Whose glowing, creepy arm is that? What are they up to? Cue scary conspiracy theory music…

The first Breath of the Wild was originally designed for Nintendo Wii U before being converted into a Switch title (much like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, back in the day, when it was split between GameCube and Wii). It will be curious to see what sort of upgrades this sequel will get since it’s being developed exclusively for Switch, this time around. It’s also worth noting that this appears to be a direct sequel, something that Nintendo tends not to do for Zelda games. While The Wind Waker got a sequel on DS in the form of Phantom Hourglass, arguably the most beloved and memorable Zelda sequel was Majora’s Mask.

Majora’s Mask not only stood on even footing with its predecessor Ocarina of Time, there are some who argue that Majora even surpassed it. Will this sequel to Breath of the Wild be able to join the rarefied air of Majora’s Mask? Only time will tell! Until then, let us know what you think of the trailer below and in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Direct E3 2019 Broadcast

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