Nintendo closed out its Direct presentation yesterday with the most important shock of E3 2019 (relying on how you are feeling about Keanu Reeves cameos) when it revealed Breath of the Wild sequel is within the works. That will have been stunning sufficient, however it additionally confirmed a number of moments from the sport, successfully presenting a tantalizing tease.
We solely received a tiny glimpse of what Breath of the Wild’s sequel goes to appear to be, however that is not going to cease us from dissecting each second we received.
Zelda is perhaps playable
There are a number of indicators pointing to a playable Zelda, and the most important is perhaps her new haircut. Whereas we assist Zelda’s alternative to chop her hair as she pleases, there is perhaps a mechanical cause for the brand new hairdo. Zelda’s flowing hair could be troublesome to implement for a playable character. Nintendo might have given her a trim so she is simpler for a participant to manage. If she shouldn’t be playable, her shorter hair might additionally level to Zelda being an A.I. ally for Hyperlink all through the sport, serving as his companion like she did in Spirit Tracks. Both approach, we expect this new coiffure means Zelda might be extra lively within the recreation, whether or not you play as her or not.
The mother is perhaps Ganondorf
For some time, the web was pretty satisfied the red-haired mummified creature seen within the teaser was Demise, the ultimate antagonist from Skyward Sword. Demise can be the oldest chronological villain in Zelda’s chronology.
That is Demise as he seems within the last boss combat of Skyward Sword.
The web has change into an increasing number of satisfied, nonetheless, that we’re doubtless seeing the return of the Gerudo king, Ganondorf. The obvious pointers are the cape and earrings, each of which carry the Gerudo image. A cave portray firstly of the trailer reveals a tall determine on a horse wielding a trident, a weapon that Ganondorf has used previously. And if it wasn’t already sure, seven notes play when the digital camera pans over the corpse that sound awfully similar to a sure seven-note melody our inexperienced villain as soon as performed on an organ.
The query that logically follows, after all, is how is he nonetheless alive? Whereas Nintendo might devise any kind of conceit, one chance is that Ganondorf was by some means separated from his human type, turning into the Calamity model seen in Breath of the Wild. This might additionally clarify why Ganondorf is a pile of bones and muscle, as a part of his soul was actually destroyed, Voldemort-style.
The creepy backwards-choir may spell “recreation over” for our heroes
There are such a lot of theories as to what the repeated chant was within the trailer, and it very effectively is perhaps an entirely authentic theme. However Zelda composers love their callbacks, and this may increasingly simply be one in all them. When played in reverse, the theme considerably resembles the unique Legend of Zelda’s “recreation over” theme, particularly if the latter is performed at half velocity.
This doubtless is not a reference to any plot, as an alternative emphasizing how dire Hyperlink and Zelda’s state of affairs is.
What’s that inexperienced hand?
Within the teaser, there’s a inexperienced hand positioned towards the mummified creature’s chest. It could possibly be holding again Ganondorf’s malice (whether it is him), however lets go and latches onto Hyperlink. Will Hyperlink now possess the identical powers the hand did? If that’s the case, these powers might have as a lot gameplay significance as they do narrative significance. The hand gave the impression to be holding again the purple goop that represented Ganon’s malice within the first recreation. Possibly Hyperlink can harness this energy so as to dispel malice all through the world? The inexperienced wisps emanating from it additionally seem to type letters from the Gerudo alphabet, though they do not appear to spell something that we might determine.
The trailer is perhaps out of order
The teaser seems to happen over a brief time period, possibly with some prolonged journey to start with, however totally different scenes seem to chop forwards and backwards in time. This is a guess a the chronology of occasions: Hyperlink and Zelda enterprise right into a cave; they discover the corpse, supposedly of Ganondorf, with the inexperienced hand holding his energy at bay; there is a cave-in, inflicting Zelda to fall, and Hyperlink reaches to catch her but in addition falls; the inexperienced hand releases its grasp on Ganondorf to catch each of them, unleashing Ganon; and in some unspecified time in the future, the hand attaches itself to Hyperlink, granting him its energy.
Hyrule Fortress might relocate
Completely different viewers see various things in the case of the shot of Hyrule Fortress. Possibly it is taking off into the sky like a spaceship, or possibly it’s rising into the sky just like the towers Hyperlink should activate to start with of Breath of the Wild, however I feel the trailer’s last scene portrays Hyrule Fortress sprouting theoretical legs and shifting its location on the map. It is potential that it could transfer to a brand new space, both someplace acquainted or someplace exterior of Breath of the Wild’s authentic map. In our interview with Eiji Aonuma concerning the sequel, he acknowledged, “I needed to revisit that Hyrule once more and use that world once more, whereas incorporating new gameplay and new story.” Due to this, it is protected to imagine we’ll revisit outdated areas from the sport, though they’re going to doubtless change and supply new experiences. We’re additionally hopeful for brand new locales as effectively.
Dungeons could possibly be again
In a single shot from the trailer, there is a new entrance to some kind of cave, resembling many previous entrances to dungeons. The standard dungeon expertise was largely lacking from Breath of the Wild, so a return to that construction could be thrilling.
The overworld is just a little totally different
Hyrule appears to be like largely unchanged, (sans cellular Hyrule Fortress) however we noticed a pair variations. We could not discover any of Breath of the Wild’s signature towers in spots the place they positively ought to have been. What prompted them to go away? Moreover, there is no steam erupting from Loss of life Mountain. What prompted it to cease, and does this imply you will not catch on hearth if you go there?
Hyperlink nonetheless has no less than a few of his stuff
Hyrule’s hero nonetheless has his Grasp Sword and Champion’s tunic, which appears odd if that is in the beginning of the sport. We won’t think about Hyperlink could have all his gear firstly, so both he loses his stuff, it loses its energy, he forgot to carry it with him, or Zelda actually is the playable character and you’re employed as her to construct up her arsenal.
That is all we observed from Tuesday’s trailer, however the web continues to be actively dissecting it alongside us. Tell us for those who discovered something or have any theories of your personal within the feedback! For extra on Zelda and all the pieces else at E3, take a look at our E3 page.