The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel announced

Sacul64

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Legend of Zelda: Edgy Dark Title of the Manchild
I hope this is a joke and not an insult at me for just wanting some good old fun from the days of the Bridle Of Melancholy "leak".

I think ”of the Wild” works for part of the subtitle, similar to “of the Tomb Raider” for this last trilogy.

So...

Legend of Zelda: Corruption of the Wild
Legend of Zelda: Dusk of the Wild
Or stealing from another poster:
Legend of Zelda: Death of the Wild
These are great!

When he has the personality of a piece of cardboard no it's not as that's so easily swappable.
I found link got a nice personalty boost in Zelda's Diaries. IIRC he is like that in her memories because he is under pressure of living up to the standards of literally being the goddess' chosen hero. We probably would have seen more personality in him if the quest log was translated properly.


So it turns out that not only the king and Zelda keep their diaries, Link also has a diary of his own - the quest journal. In the JPN ver of BOTW journal entries are written in first person/Link's perspective, whereas in the US ver it is written in the game/system's perspective.

For example, in the entry after locating all 13 memories it goes something like this:

JPN (I) remembered all the things we've been through. Even just a little bit sooner, (I) wish to see her smiles again with my own eyes

compared to

US You've visited all 13 locations shown in the pictures, go save her as quickly as you can to ease her burden.
 

Rand a. Thor

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Well keep saying it but the red haired mofo is Ganondorf and Ganondorf is the reincarnation of Demise.

So I’m unsure what you are saying exactly...
Breath of the Wild is basically the final stop on the timeline, in a traditional sense. Ganon is reduced to nothing but pure malice, probably unable to be properly resurrected, and also likely not being able to die. Unless of course Demise escapes his imprisonment and releases ganon of the curse. Coincidentally Demise's prison is also the Master Sword, which we see in the trailer. I find it highly unlikely they let us start the game with it in tact as well. And with how weakened it was for 100 years, who is to say Demise didn't use his connection to ganondorf to properly come back?
 

DharmaBum

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I'm curious if this was the original plan when BoTW was in development or if Nintendo is reacting to the extremely positive reception the game received and this is basically a stop-gap before whatever comes next for the franchise.
 

Sacul64

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Correct, the argument “I want her in” is poor. You aren’t the creative force behind this art. What you “want” is to continue to be entitled.

When did art become what I want versus what the crafter/creator is trying to evoke/reveal/explain?

This is the world we live in though.... The vanity of individualism.

Zelda isn’t a damsel in distress and for the last few games has made the conscious effort to sacrifice herself/freedom to battle Ganon.

Zelda may not be able to beat Ganon on her own but when has Link?

They are characters in a story how the creators wish to use her is their decision.

I personally love playing females in games (more specifically fighting games) yet I have no desire to play as Zelda.
Zelda not only gave link the weapon that defeated Ganon in BOTW she landed the killing blow herself. aren't TP and SS the only recent Zelda's where she did not directly fight Ganon with link? I feel she is active in it more then not anymore.
 

UltraMagnus

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The story will be awesome.

Link will convince Zelda to use her dragons to help unite the tribes of Hyrule to fight against a resurrected Ganon.

Then he'll stab Zelda through the heart after she goes cray-cray and murders half of Hyrule city upon realizing Link actually is next in line for the throne (by virtue of being her nephew, whom she has already slept with).

Zelda's dragon will burn down the the throne room and fly away. Link will be banished to the Mushroom Kingdom to appease the council of remaining characters.

It's going to be great.
 

O-Zips

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The story will be awesome.

Link will convince Zelda to use her dragons to help unite the tribes of Hyrule to fight against a resurrected Ganon.

Then he'll stab Zelda through the heart after she goes cray-cray and murders half of Hyrule city upon realizing Link actually is next in line for the throne (by virtue of being her nephew, whom she has already slept with).

Zelda's dragon will burn down the the throne room and fly away. Link will be banished to the Mushroom Kingdom to appease the council of remaining characters.

It's going to be great.
I appreciate your work and would like to nominate you for an Emmy for best writing.
 

Phendrift

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The story will be awesome.

Link will convince Zelda to use her dragons to help unite the tribes of Hyrule to fight against a resurrected Ganon.

Then he'll stab Zelda through the heart after she goes cray-cray and murders half of Hyrule city upon realizing Link actually is next in line for the throne (by virtue of being her nephew, whom she has already slept with).

Zelda's dragon will burn down the the throne room and fly away. Link will be banished to the Mushroom Kingdom to appease the council of remaining characters.

It's going to be great.
The thought of Zelda unleashing Dinraal on castle town is so funny.

Let’s have Tyrion be Impa
I'll write it, but only if the game can be 15 hours long, because I need to move on to my next gig.
yes cram it all in so you can get to Metroid! Lol
 

O-Zips

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I'll write it, but only if the game can be 15 hours long, because I need to move on to my next gig.
Throw in some gratuitous Zelda nudity and Deku Tree cracking jokes about how much bigger his trunk is than Link's and you've got yourself a deal!

I'm curious if this was the original plan when BoTW was in development or if Nintendo is reacting to the extremely positive reception the game received and this is basically a stop-gap before whatever comes next for the franchise.
I find it highly likely that Breath of the Wild was released with the idea being to build on the (incomplete) world they made with dlc expansions, but decided after release to instead merge all the expansion ideas and beef things up a bit so as to make it a whole second release. Thus them announcing the first dlc would be the only one, despite there being such glaring opportunities for more.
 
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UltraMagnus

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Throw in some gratuitous Zelda nudity and Deku Tree cracking jokes about how much bigger his trunk is than Link's and you've got yourself a deal!
I've even got a killer scene where the remaining council of Hyrule characters finish the game's story arguing over how to reopen Hyrule's brothels. Camera dollys out ... to credits. Link goes to the Mushroom Kingdom to find his buddy Luigi is waiting for him post credits. It will be very emotional and profound.
 

inspectah

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The story will be awesome.

Link will convince Zelda to use her dragons to help unite the tribes of Hyrule to fight against a resurrected Ganon.

Then he'll stab Zelda through the heart after she goes cray-cray and murders half of Hyrule city upon realizing Link actually is next in line for the throne (by virtue of being her nephew, whom she has already slept with).

Zelda's dragon will burn down the the throne room and fly away. Link will be banished to the Mushroom Kingdom to appease the council of remaining characters.

It's going to be great.
Deku Tree will be king in the end, am I right?
 
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It will never be a given, this is Legend of Zelda we're talking about here lol

Every entry (including the BoTW DLC), we all hope it'll happen, and it never does. Assuming it will just off of a hair change is just asking for disappointment.
What do you mean it never happens? People only really started asking for it after that first BotW trailer when he looked like a girl. This is the first game game since that one and it looks like we'll get to play as Zelda. Seems like they're listening.
 
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I keep saying it, Demise of the Wild. That Red haired mofo has taken over Ganondorf's malice and he is ffucking pissed.
That doesn't make sense though. Ganon/Ganondorf is what remained after Demise used his dying his moments to lay a curse to force his, Link's, and Zelda's/Hylia's conflict to repeat into perpetuity. Ganon/Ganondorf is his avatar in the effects of the curse.
 

Nacho

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Well, personally I don't want co-op in my Zelda games. Zelda is a singleplayer game first and foremost, but I would be cool with playing another character for a short time, for example in Wind Waker's Earth and Wind temple. The whole game centered around multiplayer or multiple characters like a MMORPG would ruin it for me.


Yes, that's true.
So you're not much of a fan of four swords or triforce heroes then? Shame they're great, I'd love to see optional elements from those games included. I'd take a whole botw game like that too but I doing that's the case.
 

Lotus

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What do you mean it never happens? People only really started asking for it after that first BotW trailer when he looked like a girl.
Female Link =/= Playable Zelda

People have been asking for the latter for the longest time lol

This is the first game game since that one and it looks like we'll get to play as Zelda. Seems like they're listening.
People's evidence of them "listening" is a hair change, and Aonuma being a little coy, despite that same coyness being what mistakenly led people to believe it would happen for BoTW in the years before its release.
 

Ryuji

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Next trailer at Game Awards is my bet as well. Just given Nintendo's historical presence there and Zelda's presence especially.
 

Phendrift

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Female Link =/= Playable Zelda

People have been asking for the latter for the longest time lol



People's evidence of them "listening" is a hair change, and Aonuma being a little coy, despite that same coyness being what mistakenly led people to believe it would happen for BoTW in the years before its release.
Honestly with how much BotW apparently changed before release, wouldn’t be surprised if it was something they were considering then decided against
 

Lotus

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Honestly with how much BotW apparently changed before release, wouldn’t be surprised if it was something they were considering then decided againy
Given his past comments (i.e. the infamous "What is Link going to do"), I personally am not giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Only way I'll be convinced of playable Zelda is to see it with my own eyes at this point lol
 

ThomasJames

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Just spitballing ideas here...

Zelda and Link will both be playable in some fashion, though perhaps not at the same time. Whatever takes over Link's right hand will likely imbue him with abilities Zelda doesn't have, and Zelda will probably have abilities Link doesn't have. It may be advantageous (or necessary) to play as one or the other or both to get through certain segments. I don't think Nintendo would do something like show Zelda exploring with Link in the first trailer of the game innocuously, just like how Link using a Guardian Arrow in the BotW reveal trailer ended up being significant to BotW's backstory.

I'm not sure the shots of them exploring with the oxen are taking place beneath Hyrule castle. If you're just going to a tomb beneath the castle, why do you need to bring an ox with tons of supplies? The only explanation would be that it isn't beneath the castle at all, or it's waaaaay down there, like miles down, which would lend some credence to the theory that much of the game takes place in caverns and crypts beneath Hyrule. Would also fit the dark tone of the trailer I suppose.

This sounds obvious, but Ganondorf's revival will be a central focus of the game. I think the trailer starting and ending with Ganondorf's heartbeat suggests that he won't just be the villain in the plot, but that the intrinsic tie between the three triforce characters will be explored and fleshed out through the game, similar to how BotW's reveal trailer featured a guardian chasing Link and the history of the guardians ended up being a huge part of the story. Maybe Link and Zelda getting close to Ganondorf's corpse is actually what revived it, and the energy that wraps around Link's arm is "punishing" or "cursing" Link for allowing Ganondorf to ressurect himself. I wouldn't be surprised if the story of BotW 2 focuses heavily on Ganondorf's history and fleshing him out as a character (literally and figuratively it seems.)

Gameplay wise, I have this idea that Ganondorf won't just resurrect and then sit around and wait for you, but might actively pursue you. Similarly to how the Yiga clan would pursue you in BotW, but more foreboding. Perhaps you could try to fight Ganondorf at any point as he pursues you, just like how you could fight Calamity Ganon at any point in BotW, but until you're stronger and more well-equipped it would be a quick death, like leaving the shrine of resurrection and running straight to a Silver Lynel with a tree branch. The idea of being lost somewhere on the map and then hearing this faint, foreboding music signifying that Ganondorf is closing in on you would be pretty intense and compelling, in my opinion.

I really don't know what to make of Hyrule Castle lifting off the ground, but I think we can narrow it down to two options: 1) the castle lifting allows you to explore the ruins beneath it, and this is what causes Link and Zelda to find Ganondorf's corpse in the first place (though what lifts the castle in the first place is a mystery) and then you spend much of the game beneath Hyrule or 2) Link and Zelda are in the castle when it takes off, and we're transported to a whole new map. Based on the trailer, I think there's probably more evidence for the former than the latter right now but my gut tells me Nintendo wouldn't make an almost entirely subterranean Zelda game.
 

Sawyer

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With Ganondorf back what could he possibly want from a destroyed Hyrule other than unearth the Triforce and turn back time 10000 years to get back to its glory. We could be exploring the same land but 10000 years in the past.
 

Sawyer

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I think ”of the Wild” works for part of the subtitle, similar to “of the Tomb Raider” for this last trilogy.

So...

Legend of Zelda: Corruption of the Wild
Legend of Zelda: Dusk of the Wild
Or stealing from another poster:
Legend of Zelda: Death of the Wild
The return of Ganondorf, the King of Evil, Gerudo King, Demon King.


The Legend of Zelda: King of the Wild
 

Deadcelledo

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not sure if anyone mention this before, but I remember Aonuma once said that during development the team was working on how to implement the hookshot in Botw, but they remove it since it made traversal too fast, wonder if they will add it now, imagine swinging around hyrule like spider-man...
 

OsakaDon

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Countless different 'Zelda: _____ of the wild' titles is just dumb. It will hopefully, and should have a proper new title.

Zelda: Awoken Souls
Zelda: Spirits Reborn

These titles are kind of lamb because they are just based off what was shown in the short teaser, but something like that.
 

JNCA

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I would love to play as Zelda at some point in the game (if not the whole game), but I think that they'll have some sort of explanation as to why you can't play as Link. IIRC at some interview a while back Aonuma said that they turn down the idea to have Zelda playable because then that raised the question "what would Link do?". So my guess is that Link gets trapped at some point during the game and that leads to Zelda saving Hyrule baby. I wonder if that ever happens how different will gameplay be in comparison with Link
 

Enduin

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I really hope Zelda is playable and they really go all with it as an option and mechanic, even for co-op which I don't give a flying fuck about but if that's what it takes to open this door to Zelda bring it, but I'm not holding out for it or taking nothing statements by Aonuma as any kind of confirmation or hint at it. My belief in Nintendo to actually make that leap is near rock bottom.
 

ThomasJames

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Really though, 3d Zelda titles aaaalways reference a central gameplay mechanic in the title, so a correct guess would probably reference what's happening to Link's arm in some way.
 

Mory Dunz

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Nintendo is really into leakers these days, its better to stay quiet.
yup, makes sense.

Out of some curiosity, if it got revealed in a future Direct/whatever, would you be willing to to say "this was the game" after the fact.
I've just been interested in what gets retooled, cancelled, or put on pause in Nintendo's pipeline. With recent stories like LM3 Wii U, Retro doing whatever, many others

Could you at least say if it had to do with Metroid?
that would exactly be a leak tho lol.
And would get picked up by sites, etc.
Which he said he isn't doing.
 

Vidiot

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I don't think Zelda will be playable. At least not in a way where you can select to play the whole game as either of them. You would need to tone down Zeldas personally to match Links and that wouldn't be any good.