The of us at Nintendo at all times appears to avoid wasting one of the best surprises for final, do not they? Although Nintendo stuffed its E3 2019 Direct with a number of shock announcements–like Dragon Quests’ The Hero and Banjo & Kazooie becoming a member of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as playable fighters–the greatest reveal was proper on the finish. Nintendo reiterated that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s sequel is already in improvement and revealed a brand-new trailer that teased additional particulars for the spooky follow-up to the 2017 title.
When it involves Breath of the Wild’s sequel, we all know little or no. Nintendo does an excellent job of retaining its video games beneath wraps, so the sequel’s title, story, setting, and characters are all nonetheless comparatively unknown. Really, the one factor we all know for certain is that the sport is being made. This new trailer did give us a couple of new particulars although, and from there we are able to make some educated speculations as to what to anticipate.
The trailer begins with Link and Zelda exploring a dungeon-looking cave. Although Link’s rocking the identical look he did in Breath of the Wild, Zelda has modified her wardrobe. Although her Breath of the Wild pants and shirt are nonetheless there, she’s adopted a cape and hood that is just like the one Link wears in his Hylian Armour Set. She’s additionally lower her hair, adopting a haircut that is loads nearer to the one Link has.
What’s way more noticeable is the music that is enjoying. The use of synth creates a a lot spookier ambiance compared to Breath of the Wild’s mushy strings. The sound, though barely totally different, has been used for a Legend of Zelda sport earlier than: Twilight Princess. The comparisons to Twilight Princess proceed all through the trailer, as Link and Zelda delve deeper into the dungeon.
The duo encounters a darkish power that appears to virtually be infecting the realm and creatures round it and it is coming from what seems to be the mummified corpse of Calamity Ganon (on the very least, it seems to be like a male Gerudo). The power itself is just being channeled by means of Ganon although. It’s really coming from a glowing arm clutching the mother’s chest. The arm is wrapped in golden jewellery, with designs that carefully resemble the twisting symbols of the Twili–a race of people who’re trapped within the Twilight Realm after their ancestors (highly effective sorcerers) arrogantly challenged the gods of Hyrule.
We then see a succession of rapidly slicing scenes. The first exhibits Link’s seemingly making an attempt to channel and make the most of the power that’s inflicting the glowing arm to glow. The subsequent sees the darkish power careening into the ceiling. It’s adopted by a shot of Link and Zelda reaching for one another earlier than slicing to the opening of a crypt. We then see Zelda’s hand grabbed by the glowing arm and (maybe) a flashback to Calamity Ganon first encountering the shadowy being that belongs to that arm. Link and Zelda’s presence then appears to awaken one thing within the tomb, as the ground begins to crumble and the mummified corpse turns to take a look at them and open its eyes with vehement hatred. The trailer ends with Hyrule Castle rising from the bottom and a shot of glowing blue energy–which once more seems to be loads just like the magic that the Twili (particularly Midna, Zant, and the opposite highly effective leaders) makes use of.
What It Could Mean
Of course, all of the comparisons to Twilight Princess may imply nothing. Some of us complained that Breath of the Wild merely wasn’t darkish sufficient story-wise. The same criticism was directed at The Wind Waker and Nintendo responded with Twilight Princess. Breath of the Wild’s sequel would possibly merely appear like Twilight Princess as a result of Nintendo is simply making an adjustment just like what it did again within the mid-2000s.
That stated, it is a comparatively believable concept to take a position that the Twili and the Twilight Realm can be included in Breath of the Wild’s sequel. Early drafts of Breath of the Wild’s authentic story referenced alien involvement. Obviously, this was lower. However, the Twili are a type of alien to the folks of Hyrule. The dimension they stay in would possibly as properly be on a special planet, and the final time they got here to Hyrule (the occasions of Twilight Princess) it was as an invasive power.
The occasions of Twilight Princess are additionally immediately referenced in Breath of the Wild. When Link is being knighted as the subsequent Hero of Hyrule and being gifted the Master Sword, Zelda makes reference to the land’s earlier heroes. “[Link, you] have proven yourself worthy of the blessings of the Goddess of Hylia,” Zelda says. “Whether skyward bound, adrift in time, or steeped in the glowing embers of twilight…The sacred blade is forever bound to the soul of the Hero.” If Twilight Princess, canonically, takes place prior to the events of Breath of the Wild, then the Twilight Realm exists on this Zelda’s sport’s timeline.
A connection to Twilight Princess is not all the brand new trailer probably implies, although. Zelda’s resolution to undertake Link’s look, and resolution to affix him on his subsequent journey would possibly suggest a co-op factor. If not co-op, then at the very least Zelda can be playable this time round. It can be fairly cool to lastly play because the princess who’s within the title of the franchise.