The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 has now been announced by Nintendo, and the internet has exploded. And with good reason, because there's already a ton to love about the Breath of the Wild sequel. In this guide page, we'll be compiling all the information we know so far about Breath of the Wild 2, including the reveal trailer, story details, fan theories, and more.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
It's pretty safe to say that no one say this coming. Nintendo closed out their E3 2019 Direct on June 11 by revealing a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's going to be a direct sequel to the story that concluded in 2017's Breath of the Wild, meaning Link and a now free Zelda are teaming up again.
Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 Trailer
We know that Link and Zelda from Breath of the Wild are obviously returning, in the game that most people are probably going to refer to as Breath of the Wild 2. In the announcement trailer below, we can see Link and Zelda journeying underground together. Zelda has a fresh new cut!
We saw what certainly looked like the same landscape from Breath of the Wild in 2017 in the new trailer. At the end of the teaser trailer for Breath of the Wild 2, we cut to a wide shot of Hyrule, with Hyrule Castle in the far distant. This almost looks like the view that we had at the very start of the original Breath of the Wild in 2017.
Also returning to Breath of the Wild 2 is director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, who helmed the original 2017 game. Game Informer interviewed series producer Eiji Aonuma, who said "One of the reasons we wanted to create a continuation was because I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again, while incorporating new gameplay and new story."
Breath of the Wild 2 Fan Theories
Ok, so stick with us for a moment here. None of the following details have been in any way confirmed by Nintendo, and they're entirely the product of our own speculative minds. Firstly yes, we absolutely believe the Hyrule basement is haunted.
zelda: hey link you're back early- eva @ E3 (@seamoosi) June 11, 2019
link: basement's haunted
link: *loading a pistol and getting back on epona* basement's haunted
Secondly, we love the theory that Zelda is going to be at least playable in Breath of the Wild 2. It'd be a really nice change to play as the princess, who has literally spent the last 100 years before the events of this sequel stuck in a castle with Ganondorf.
*puts on tinfoil hat* Nintendo cut Zelda's hair short to make it easier to animate/closer to the Link model because she's the playable character- Jen Simpkins (@itsJenSim) June 11, 2019
In fact, our Nadia Oxford definitely thinks that Breath of the Wild 2 has us playing as Princess Zelda, mainly because royal women cutting their hair is typically a trope seen when pampered royalty abandons their lifestyle. Check out our full Breath of the Wild 2 feature for more.
In an interview with Kotaku, Eiji Aonuma wouldn't comment when asked whether you can play as Princess Zelda in Breath of the Wild 2. We're still holding out hope though, nonetheless.
As Nadia also mentions in the feature, there's a few frames where we see Link's arm possessed by a ghostly force. This sure doesn't look like the Ganon affliction, which we can see taking a red form and spreading through the underground areas elsewhere in the trailer, but it looks bright and green. Could Link be getting some fancy ghost-like powers in Breath of the Wild 2?
Right now, these are all the details that Nintendo has revealed about the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. As soon as any additional details become available about this game, we'll be updating this guide straight away.