Posted on May 29 2021 by Brandon Schmitz
As we approach the two-year anniversary of Breath of the Wild 2‘s initial — and, as of right now, only — unveiling, my mind is racing with speculation on what we might see from Link’s next adventure. Specifically, I’m eager to see how Ganondorf is presented this time around. After all, it’s been nearly 15 years since his last appearance in a mainline entry.
Among Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess, each interpretation of our Gerudo King has a similar yet distinctly iconic flavor. Similarly, I expect Ganondorf’s Breath of the Wild 2 incarnation to leave its own mark on the gaming zeitgeist. That begs the question, though: what distinguishing elements would you like to see from Ganondorf’s grand return?
I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to my mind is also the most likely: proper voice acting. Given the Zelda series’ new stance on the subject, I would be shocked if Breath of the Wild 2 didn’t mark the King of Thieves’ debut as a fully-voiced character.
Beyond that, I hope this iteration takes a page out of The Wind Waker‘s playbook and explores his motivations. Ganondorf has almost always been a pretty traditional baddie, but he plays the role so darn well that it’s tough to complain. With that said, it was so refreshing to get a glimpse of what drives this man’s conquest. Some more of that — coupled with more subtle nuances in terms of his overall characterization — would be very much appreciated.
Those are just a few things that come to mind, though. What about you? How do you hope Nintendo deepens our collective appreciation for this character in Breath of the Wild 2? Would you like him take on more of an anti-hero role and reluctantly fight alongside Link? Do you want to know more about how these past centuries have shaped him, for better or worse? Share your thoughts in the comments below!