Let's Talk About the Breath of the Wild Sequel
Updated: May 16
Just like many others, I got some ideas of how the sequel might turn out.
Nintendo is known for ending its Direct presentations with a 'one more thing'. One final reveal at the very end of the presentation that leaves us all wanting more. A Direct can be so lacklustre and disappointing, but that last final reveal can turn it all around and make it all worthwhile. Last year's E3 presentation was no different. The presentation was already pretty strong with two Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DCL fighter reveals and games like Luigi's Mansion 3, Link's Awakening, Fire Emblem Three Houses and the Witcher 3 getting ported to the system.
If Nintendo wouldn't have had that final end of presentation reveal E3 2019 would have gone down in history as a success, but that last reveal made it even better. We got a one-and-a-half minute trailer showing Zelda and Link going down some dark cave, a dark force destroying everything in its path and a mummified Ganondorf seemingly coming back to life. The trailer ended with one, simple phrase: 'The sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development'.
We haven't heard much about the game since then. Nintendo would have without a doubt had something in store for us for the 2020 E3 regarding the game, but with E3 cancelled amidst the global pandemic that hasn't come to pass. Ever since its announcement, I've had some ideas about where the sequel could go, what kind of features it could/should have. I usually don't really engage in these types of discussion too heavily. Talking with others about upcoming games, speculating on what they might turn out to be is fun of course, but if you engaging in it too much you might run the risk of hyping the game up to such a level that you've only set yourself up for disappointment. Is for this reason that I'm steering away from such discussion and try to not get caught up in too many of them. That I tend to avoid discussions like those, doesn't mean I don't participate in them at all! I do have a few ideas about how