The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is coming in 2022 – see the first gameplay trailer

Amidst a mini-barrage of Zelda-related announcements, Nintendo and series producer Eiji Aonuma revealed some more footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel and confirmed that the game will release in 2022.

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We assume, at this point, that the game will not actually be called Breath of the Wild 2, especially as Nintendo keeps on referring to it in cryptic fashion. The trailer is titled ‘Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’, which would be about as ‘New Nintendo 3DS’ as you can get with a game title.

Shown in the trailer was Link’s new long and flowing locks as he runs around the world – there’s some rather nice physics here – some epic new sky island which Link was gliding between, some much more perilous looking skydiving, and a new ability to transform into a drop of water and seemingly teleport up to a higher point in the world.

‘Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ was announced back at E3 2019, as Nintendo decided to expand what was originally planned as a DLC expansion into a full new game. That original trailer focussed on underground elements, but with the new trailer above, Aonuma-san has revealed that the adventure has been expanded to include the skies above Hyrule.

The teaser trailer came alongside a little trinket to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda franchise. A special The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch will release later this year on 12th November 2021, including the original The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. There’s also a little bonus in the form of a special Zelda-themed version of the Game & Watch game Vermin.

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