November 18, 2019
Innovative, free, and unstructured – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took many tropes that the series had established and decided to either reinvent them…or throw them out completely! For better or worse, there is a section of the Zelda fan base that was not impressed by the Shrine and Divine Beast structure replacing traditional dungeons in Breath of the Wild. These traditionalists got a ray of hope when Nintendo revealed the first teaser trailer for what we are calling Breath of the Wild 2.
In the surprise Direct reveal, we see our blue clad hero and Princess Zelda (sporting a new hairdo) exploring an underground cavern. The walls of the cavern appear to be covered with ancient Hylian scripture and paintings, prompting our heroes to venture further. The sight Link and the princess exploring gave birth to speculation that in the sequel, we will see the return to the classic dungeon design that was absent in the first Switch and Wii U adventure.
Presenters Konrad and Leo from Commonwealth Realm discuss their hopes, and the potential possibilities, of how the new dungeon layout could fit into the Hyrule from Breath of the Wild. Both Konrad and Leo use imagery from the E3 trailer and their experienced insight from the Zelda series to theorize how these concepts are likely to fit into the new game. For those interested in the potential build of Breath of the Wild 2 and what they can expect, the video is definitely worth checking out.
One thing is for sure: as Breath of the Wild is one of the highest rated video games of all time (and one of the most commercially successful in the series), I cannot wait to jump back into this world again. Time will tell if there is credence to the theorem proposed by this prominent YouTube channel, and if there is, it will be one heck of a game! So check it out below and let us know what you think.
This has been aJ on behalf of TwoGuysPlayingZelda. Take care and keep gaming!