What you need to know

  • The first teaser trailer for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is here.
  • Nintendo dropped the trailer during its E3 Direct event.
  • While exploring the caverns of Hyrule, Link and Zelda run into an old friend—Ganon.
  • Nintendo did not reveal a release date for the game.

We are returning to the land of Hyrule sooner than we originally thought.

During its E3 Direct event, Nintendo took the opportunity to drop the first teaser trailer for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild, and boy is it creepy. There is definitely more of a tinge of horror in the new Zelda game that should make it much more interesting.

The trailer sees Link and Zelda exploring the deep caverns of Hyrlue right underneath the castle when they stumble upon something very unexpected. Some sort of mummified version of Ganondorf seems to be living underground with a glowing arm grabbing the corpse. It is here that the corpse suddenly wakes with blazing eyes and stares menacingly at Link and Zelda. The trailer then pans out to a sweeping view of Hyrule with the castle in the center that shows the new threat will be as dangerous as it was in the first Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi confirmed that the sequel is already in development, but did not reveal any additional details. We don't know what the plot will be about or when we can expect the game to be released.

The sequel will follow the events of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that saw Link defeat the four Champions and Ganon to free Hyrule from his reign and liberate Princess Zelda, who had been trapped in the castle for 100 years. The end of the game saw them trying to rebuild Hyrule to its former glory. Along the way, something goes very wrong.

It is unfortunate that we likely won't see the game for another two years, but nevertheless, we are already excited for the new Zelda game.

Game on the go

Nintendo Switch

Get startedo on Nintendo's portable gaming system

It's no mystery why the Nintendo Switch has become a bonafide smash hit. It's super fun to play at home or on the go, and with titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 in the works, you're bound to love this system for years to come.

Check these out for more Zelda goodness

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($50 at Amazon)

With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel already in the works, now is as good a time as any to play the first game. It only won Game of the Year and was universally praised for its open world storytelling, so you can rest assure, you will not be disappointed.

Switch Pro Controller ($50 at Amazon)

If you are going to game on the Switch, better do it in style. The best way to game is with the Pro Controller, no offense to the Joy Cons. They are awesome, but nothing beats the tactile response and ergonomic finish of a true controller.

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