Nintendo unexpectedly announced the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3. The wildly popular and universally praised game was released back in 2017 and earned just about every award a game can win, including Game of the Year.
Naturally, interest in a new Zelda game has been sky high but Nintendo hasn't so much as hinted at a possible sequel—until now. Details are still limited, but here's everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 trailer
The first trailer for the Breath of the Wild sequel is one of the creepier trailers you'll see. We return to the land of Hyrule, though not the sweeping, vast countryside. We instead find ourselves in the dark caverns deep underneath Hyrule Castle where Zelda and Link are exploring.
The entire trailer is a true adventure. It looks like Nintendo is going to borrow the open world elements that made the first Breath of the Wild such a delight to play and combine it with a new mysterious story that adds elements of suspense and terror.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date
Nintendo didn't reveal a release date for the Breath of the Wild sequel. However, given how long games take to develop, especially big sweeping ones like the newer Zelda games, we likely won't see it until 2021 at the earliest with 2022 as a real possibility. We're crossing our fingers that turns out to be much sooner.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 plot
After the events of the first Breath of the Wild, Zelda and Link embark on a journey to rebuild Hyrule to its former glory. The first trailer for the sequel picks up on this, though we have no idea what they've been up to.
The trailer finds them exploring the deep caverns of Hyrule where they stumble upon something shocking: the dead corpse of Ganondorf. The mummified corpse is spread out over a flat surface with the purple smoke that was so prevalent in the first Breath of the Wild emanating out of it. Even more odd is the glowing arm with a green light that is grabbing the corpse.
We don't know what Zelda or Link do to reawaken the corpse of Ganondorf, but something happens and he comes to life via two burning menacing eyes. Now, Hyrule is under threat yet again.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 preparation
With the sequel still a ways out, now is the perfect time to get up to speed on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There are also a ton of games that pair fantastically with the Nintendo Switch that will keep you entertained until the sequel comes out. If you have passed the game, it also makes a great replay with a solid DLC expansion to go along with it.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
One of the best games of all time
If you haven't played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, do yourself a favor and play it. It's such a satisfying game that delivers on the adventure spirit within us all. Plus, with the sequel in the works, it's a good time to get another run through it to get familiarized with the ongoing Zelda story.
Nintendo Switch ($300 at Amazon)
The Nintendo Switch is the most popular gaming system right now and rightly so. With amazing games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and many more, this system is bound to keep you fully entertained well unto the Breath of the Wild sequel launches in a couple years.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller ($50 at Amazon)
The best way to play a game on the Switch is with the Pro Controller. It is designed ergonomical and has fantastic feedback to truly explore the vast land of Hyrule.
Breath of the Wild Explorer's Guide ($100 at Amazon)
If you are going to play Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you should buy the Explorer's Guide to truly get the most out of the experience. It has a detailed breakdowns of every element in the game, including monsters, weapons, and Shrines.
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