15 Jun 2021 4:51 PM +00:00

Breath of the Wild 2: Everything You Need to Know

Breath of the Wild 2 has a lot to live up to after the great launch of the first game. Luckily, we received a little more information at Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct?

We don't have that much information but we have enough to really get excited for the future. Here's everything you should know.

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Latest - Coming Out In 2022

At today's E3 event, Nintendo had plenty of great announcements like a new Metroid, another fighter for Super Smash Bros Ultimate and so much more. At the very end of this event, we received some more information on Breath of the Wild 2.

In that, we received a very pretty new trailer for the game and the confirmation that Nintendo are aiming for a 2022 release date. This being said, that release date could always be pushed back if the team need to

Zelda Uses Miis For NPCs

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It was just revealed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild actually uses an advanced form of the Mii characters for its NPCs.

New NPCs can actually be coded into the game and you can program them to look like famous characters, actors, or even your own Mii which you created.

Read More: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's NPCs Can Be Coded To Look Like You

This begs the question, will The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 use the same technology and therefore use advanced forms of Miis to craft its NPCs.

Right now we don't have any idea if this will be the case but it is an interesting point that could be implemented into the new game.

Release date

Many fans want to see a 2021 release date for the next Legend of Zelda game, but it seems we will now see it in 2022 at the very earliest.

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This suggests that a release is much further down the line than fans initially hoped for

This checks out, as there are rumours Nintendo will be launching a Switch ‘Pro’ this year, allegedly capable of running in 4K.

Trailer

The following trailer revealed the sequel to BOTW was in development.

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It was released on 11 June 2019, during E3.

Playable Zelda

We’re used to seeing Zelda as a damsel in distress, but she could finally become a fully playable heroine.

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Zelda and Link pass through the mysterious dungeon on a massive elephant

There is some weight behind this theory, as Zelda’s clothing and new haircut suggest she will be going on an adventure, instead of sitting safely on her throne.

With an all-new map, all-new dungeons, and a potential all-new tone, a playable Zelda would be a perfect extra change for the new game.

Artwork

We still haven't gotten much at all on Zelda Breath of the Wild 2, but what we have gotten is some artwork.

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We expect the game to look amazing on the Nintendo Switch, even while the rest of gaming moves on to next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X.

With some leaked job posts around the new game, we can expect some quality 3D level designers to put this artwork into action in-game, bringing it all to life.

Possible Gameplay, Setting, And Story Changes

As of right now, we don't have any information on what gameplay and story changes we might see in The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2.

However fans have speculated that the game will still be set in Hyrule, but a changed version of the kingdom with the original form of Gannon returning, which was seemingly hinted at in the reveal trailer above.

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