The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Sequel)
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Expected release: April 2023
A sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was announced during the Nintendo Direct at E3 2019. A short teaser trailer was released, though not much is known of the game itself. It is currently in development, due for release in "Spring 2023" as of March 2022.
"Regarding the [Breath of the Wild] sequel, in order to make the vast world you enjoyed exploring in the original game even more impressive, the team is working hard on its development, so you'll have to wait a bit longer before we can provide more updates."
While this represents the first official mention of the Breath of the Wild sequel since the original announcement, no further details were provided.
"I'm sure a lot of you saw me and thought there might be news about the sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. Unfortunately, we don't have anything to share right now. We apologize. Development is proceeding smoothly, and we should be able to bring you some new information this year. For now, we'll have to ask you to wait just a bit longer."
A new teaser trailer was included in the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, which still did not include a title, but said they were "aiming for" a 2022 release date.
As it is a sequel to Breath of the Wild, this game focuses on Link and Zelda uncovering the mysteries of ancient Hyrule. In the original teaser, they are seen in an underground area, possibly beneath Hyrule Castle, where they find a corpse, which reanimates itself, causing the land around the castle to rise out of the ground. This body can be seen brandishing a Gerudo insignia on a golden medal, as well as having long red hair. It is speculated that the corpse is Ganondorf.
In the second video, it starts off with the screen covering with Malice. Then it shows Link skydiving through the air, with multiple islands below him floating. It next shows him back at Hyrule, fighting a Stone Talus with a Bokoblin camp on top. Then it shows Link fighting monsters with a possible new rune, then going through a floating island. The video concludes with Hyrule Castle floating out of the ground.
This game largely uses assets from Breath of the Wild, as seen in the initial trailer. The art-styles are identical from what has been shown so far.
E3 2019 Reveal Trailer (June 11, 2019 )
E3 2021 Teaser (June 15, 2021 )
Announcement of delay to 2023 (March 29, 2022