Much to the delight of fans across the world, Nintendo showed the first teaser trailer for the sequel to the much loved Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2, during their E3 presentation. And it looks amazing!
Although many were hoping for a solid release date too, the Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 trailer does show off some of the game’s mechanics and environments. We see the hero, Link, exploring the blue skies above Hyrule, some strange new creatures, and the character’s brand new abilities.
Link is now able to materialise through solid objects, which, of course, opens up a whole slew of puzzle possibilities.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 trailer also has a much darker feel to it than the original, hinting that this time around our protagonist might be facing an even greater threat than before.
Clocking in at just over a minute-and-a-half, the Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 teaser trailer is rather short. However, thanks to the wonderful musical score and gorgeous visuals, it does more than enough to get fans of the series excited.
In fact, the teaser has already inspired a number of crazy theories.
In a thread on Twitter, Jordan Oloman highlighted how Link appears to lose his arm in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 trailer, before it appears to be restored with Sheikah technology.
Just went back and watched the OG trailer, and you can see in the shadow (pic 3) another force taking down Ganon with the weird arm. I think there is a bigger antagonist at play here, and Link may have been grabbed by it, corrupting him! #E32021 #NintendoDirect #BreathoftheWild2 pic.twitter.com/vgQAKd1EXV
— Jordan Oloman (@JordanOloman) June 15, 2021
Fans would recall that concept art for the original game showed an armless Link infused with the power to turn his limb into various tools. Could this actually happen in the sequel?
Lauded as one of the best Nintendo games ever, the first instalment is one of the main reasons why you should probably own a Switch. It breathed new life into a franchise that some had felt was stagnating and introduced new players to the world of Hyrule.
Like most games that have been announced during this year’s E3, Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 is set to only launch sometime in 2022. And judging by all the recent announcements, it seems like 2022 will be a bumper year for gamers.