Breath of the Wild 2: release date, story, trailers, what to expect

The one we name (for now) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 has been officially confirmed by Nintendo. Even though we know very little about it, it is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games on Nintendo Switch. Here is a complete file with all the information compiled.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. Image Nintendo
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Like us, there is a good chance that you loved it The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, released on Wii U and Nintendo Switch, also crowned GOTY in 2017. And like us, there’s a good chance you’ll be looking forward to its sequel. Rest assured: announced in June 2019, the one we call The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is well and truly in the boxes at Nintendo. Better yet, the game looks like ” grandiose », According to the Kyoto firm. Release date, story, trailers: here’s a complete file dedicated to its subject, which we will update little by little.

Breath of the Wild 2 : quelle date de sortie ?

For the moment, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 has no release date. And so far, Nintendo unfortunately hasn’t shared much information about this sequel.. On the other hand, one of the things to remember is that the only trailer released by the Kyoto firm ended with a line indicating the game was currently « in development ». That doesn’t guarantee that it will happen anytime soon, but that it should be out in the next couple of years. As it happens, a release in 2021 or 2022 seems highly likely, in view of the various rumors and other noises of the corridors, which often evoke an exit in June or October 2021.

However, it should be remembered that this year’s E3 is coming very soon. Indeed, the Nintendo conference at E3 2021 will take place on June 15, 2021. We can therefore expect that the title will be unveiled at this precise moment, or perhaps a little before, in a separate Nintendo Direct. Whatever happens, there is not much time left before knowing more …

Breath of the Wild 2 en développement
Breath of the Wild 2 has been in development since 2019

September 8, 2020 and during the presentation of The Legend of Zelda: Age of Scourge, here’s what franchise creator Eiji Aonuma said: “ As for the following (Breath of the Wild 2), in order to make the vast world you loved exploring in the original game even more awe-inspiring, our team is working hard on its development. You’ll need so wait a little longer before we can tell you more. »

Breath of the Wild 2: towards a release at the same time as the Nintendo Switch Pro?

In August 2020, the Nintendo Switch crossed the bar of 60 million consoles sold worldwide. At the end of 2020, Nintendo announced 80 million sales, a record that places it ahead of the 3DS. You will understand: the latest console from Nintendo seduces. So naturally, the rumors swell more and more with regard to the possible release of a Nintendo Switch Pro, a more powerful version of the hybrid console… You see where we are going with this?

Nintendo Switch Pro 2021
Nintendo Switch Pro, prototype image, DR credits

Of course : Breath of the Wild 2 would be an ideal launch title for this new console, if however the rumors were confirmed. All this, however, is only speculation. We must therefore expect real confirmations by Nintendo to be able, perhaps, to project. And yet, analysts agree that the Nintendo Switch Pro will be released in 2021. So let’s keep our fingers crossed for an exit from the game in stride this year.

Breath of the Wild 2: what name and what story?

The real name of Breath of the Wild 2 is not yet known, and the leaks follow one another on this subject. Some hallway noises evoke the name The Legend of Zelda: Shadows of the Lost. The name of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Evil has also been spotted on the Internet. As for the story of the game, there too, the mystery remains unresolved. We do know, however, that it will be a direct suite at Breath of the Wild. Presumably, Ganondorf should once again be at the center of events.

Breath of the Wild 2, image from the trailer
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Nintendo had said in the past that it would be “ much darker Than previous games in the franchise. Links with Majora’s Mask were mentioned in particular by the specialized press. Moreover and according to Kotaku, the game should have been just additional content from Breath of The Wild. A theory confirmed by Eiji Aonomua himself, the creator of the franchise.

Breath of the Wild 2: the only trailer revealed and its explanation

So far a single game trailer was released by Nintendo, to watch below. This trailer highlights Link and Zelda. Both descend into what looks like a donjon or a cave, filled with Gemmes Nox. Murals are present, with what looks like depictions of knights in archeonic armor. At the bottom of this cave, the duo fall in front of a mummified corpse surrounded by the dark energy which we call “swamp of resentment”: it is about this black and purplish substance which surrounds the ghosts of the Scourge Ganon and itself in Breath of the Wild.

Breath of the Wild 2, Ganondorf
Nintendo Image

This corpse looks like a Gerudo, and potentially to Ganondorf. It appears to be “under control” with the help of a ghostly and fluorescent hand, which unequivocally recalls Midona’s hand in Twilight Princess. This hand is also the same color as the Nox Gems. The editing then speeds up: we see Link as possessed by this hand and the mummified corpse in full awakening, before a plan on Hyrule comes to conclude this trailer.

Whatever happens, we will put continually updating this file to keep you up to date with the latest news on the sequel to Breath of the Wild.

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