Perhaps the most shocking news to come out of this years Nintendo Direct is an announced sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The first look trailer is only about a minute long, but without a doubt, it has captured the attention of many fans of the franchise for its surprise reveal.
No details or information has been given other than a short trailer at the end of the direct, which showcased both Zelda and Link exploring what looks to be an underground crypt or cave, possibly under Hyrule Castle. The use of Zelda and Link may imply a co-op feature added to the game, or it could be a cutscene or just a showcase of the games overall horrific tone of the game.
What is shown is what seemed to be part of Calamity Ganon, the black and purple miasma swirling in the air, along with green energy emanating from a long-dead corpse. The corpse is in the regalia of a king who suddenly comes to life thanks to the purple energy. The trailer ends with what seems to be an earthquake under Hyrule castle, shaking the world before the castle itself begins to rise into the sky in the distance before cutting to black.
No doubt, a sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed Zelda games of all time will spark massive interest for players on the Nintendo Switch. What is striking is how dark and claustrophobic the trailer is in tone compared to the more adventurous, open trailers of Breath of the Wild. It is clear that the sequel will be in the same timeline as Breath of the Wild, and as a sequel, it is implied to be after the destruction of Calamity Ganon.
The only questions now are what will Zelda and Link face, and when will the game come out. Both of these remain unanswered by Nintendo at this time, and it is unlikely we will see any more of this Breath of the Wild sequel this year.
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