Nintendo always saves the biggest surprises for last, huh? Although Nintendo filled its E3 2019 Direct with several surprise announcements–like Dragon Quest’s The Hero and Banjo & Kazooie joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as playable fighters–the biggest reveal was right at the end. Nintendo reiterated that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s sequel is already in development and revealed a brand-new trailer that teased further details for the spooky follow-up to the 2017 title.
When it comes to Breath of the Wild’s sequel, we know very little. Nintendo does a very good job of keeping its games under wraps, so the sequel’s name, story, setting, and characters are all still relatively unknown. Really, the only thing we know for sure is that the game is being made. This new trailer did give us a few new details though, and from there we can make some educated speculations as to what to expect.
The trailer begins with Link and Zelda exploring a dungeon-looking cave. Although Link’s rocking the same look he did in Breath of the Wild, Zelda has changed her wardrobe. Although her Breath of the Wild pants and blouse are still there, she’s adopted a cape and hood that’s similar to the one Link wears in his Hylian Armour Set. She’s also cut her hair, adopting a haircut that’s a lot closer to the one Link has.
What’s far more noticeable is the music that’s playing. The use of synth creates a much spookier atmosphere in comparison to Breath of the Wild’s soft strings. The sound, although slightly different, has been used for a Legend of Zelda game before: Twilight Princess. The comparisons to Twilight Princess continue throughout the trailer, as Link and Zelda delve deeper into the dungeon.
The duo encounters a dark energy that seems to almost be infecting the area and creatures around it and it’s coming from what appears to be the mummified corpse of Calamity Ganon (at the very least, it looks like a male Gerudo). The energy itself is only being channeled through Ganon though. It’s actually coming from a glowing arm clutching the mummy’s chest. The arm is wrapped in golden jewelry, with designs that closely resemble the twisting symbols of the Twili–a race of individuals who are trapped in the Twilight Realm after their ancestors (powerful sorcerers) arrogantly challenged the gods of Hyrule.
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sequel Reveal Trailer | Nintendo Direct E3 2019
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