The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Director Returns for the Sequel, Will be a Continuation of the First Game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Director Returns for the Sequel, Will be a Continuation of the First Game

Hidemaro Fujibayashi is taking the reigns again for the Breath of the Wild sequel.

One of the biggest surprises at this year's E3 was the announcement of a direct Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. In a new interview with Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma, the sequel was a result of falling in love with that particular version of the world, and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi is returning to realize the sequel as well.

"We're working together really hard on this game," Aonuma says in a conversation with Game Informer after confirming Fujibayashi's return.

Prior to directing Breath of the Wild, Fujibayashi served as director for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Before that he was director for several Zelda mobile games including Oracle of Seasons/Ages, The Minish Cap, and Four Swords.

Breath of the Wild 2, or whatever it will ultimately be called, is a rare sequel in the Zelda franchise. Prior to this, only a handful of Zelda games have received direct console sequels, such as Majora's Mask.

Aonuma says "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."

From what we've seen of the Breath of the Wild sequel, Zelda will be a bigger part of the story, as will Ganon. However, aside from a moody trailer there are still plenty of questions regarding Breath of the Wild 2.

Check out our Nintendo Direct E3 2019 recap for more info on Nintendo's E3 announcements this year.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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