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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Update: It’s been spotted that the pamphlet was first released towards the end of 2019, and was published by GamesRadar. We apologize for any confusion.

Original: Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 was announced at E3 back in June 2019, but hasn’t been seen since then. While Nintendo only shared a brief trailer at the time, that was enough for plenty of fan speculation.

A big part of the video showcases Link and Zelda in an underground area. Many naturally assumed that the location was below Hyrule Castle, and this has now been spotted in an official Nintendo marketing pamphlet. According to that pamphlet, the two characters are “deep within” the caverns below the castle where “a new and powerful threat awakens.”

The Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 note states:

Nintendo announced a sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild more than a year ago, but we haven’t heard about the project since. Series producer Eiji Aonuma did at least provide a status update as part of today’s announcement for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Aonuma stated:

Nintendo hasn’t had anything to say about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sequel since it was announced last year. However, a new collector’s edition listing has now appeared from a European retailer and some are hoping it’s a sign of news to come.

The listing comes from WT&T, a retailer that actually leaked The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Switch. A standard version is included alongside the collector’s edition. They’re priced at €69.99 and €82.85 respectively.

Here’s a look at the collector’s edition listing:

Update: Despite GameReactor’s report in native Spanish (which was written by one of the outlet’s Spanish editors), it seems that the site may have been reaching. Numerous GameXplain viewers have indicated that the discussion was more of the voice actors joking around about embargos, and was taken out of context. GameReactor’s original report has also been updated to reflect this.

Original: Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 just over a year ago. But given the silence since then, fans have been hoping to receive any sort of update pertaining to the game.

One possible hint regarding the project’s status may have come about thanks to comments from its Spanish voice actors. Marc Navarro and Nerea Alfonso, who voice Revali and Zelda respectively, indicated that their work has already wrapped up.

Just when some had thought that Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct could be ending with the announcement of Banjo-Kazooie in Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans were treated to one more surprise. We were given a first look look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 with a minute-long trailer. Although gameplay wasn’t shown, Nintendo left plenty of hints and sequences that will leave fans speculating about what’s to come for months on end.

Since everyone has had a couple of weeks to sit on the news, we wanted to hold our first Let’s Talk discussion about the game. What is everyone hoping to see in Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2? What changes or improvements would you want to see Nintendo implement? Do you have any theories about the story you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.

Why is Nintendo moving forward with a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? It all comes down to having too many new ideas.

In an interview with Kotaku, Zelda producer Aonuma shared the following:

Hello my beautiful Banjos and Kazooies! This week is post E3, and we have so much to talk about, it’s not even fair to our monthly data cap! Oni talks first-hand experiences on the Show Floor and discusses the entirety of the Nintendo E3 Direct and then some with Galen!

Part way through the episode, Galen suddenly had a swig of idiot juice and started being wrong about everything, but Oni keeps him on track as he recalls Eiji Aonuma’s old plans for new gameplay in Breath of the Wild. The gang may have figured out how the sequel is gonna go! Or at least they’d like to think they have… Check below the break for the full details!

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Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma continues to be asked about Breath of the Wild’s sequel at E3 2019. There still isn’t much he can say, so has has no choice but to dodge questions or give very vague information when discussing the game.

Here’s one interesting exchange between IGN and Aonuma when the topic of co-op was brought up:

One of the big questions coming out of the first trailer for Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sequel is whether or not Zelda will be playable. Unfortunately, Nintendo is keeping quiet.

Here’s an exchange between Kotaku and series producer Eiji Aonuma about the subject:

Prior to the official airing of the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct, select members of the media were able to view it earlier in the week. But in that particular presentation, the event ended with the announcement of Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As we know, the true Nintendo Direct concluded with the reveal of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sequel.

Obviously the new Zelda is a huge announcement, and it’s something Nintendo wanted to keep under wraps. Given the copious amount of leaks surrounding E3 this year, you can’t really blame them for leaving it out. Nintendo did have an embargo in place, but likely didn’t want to take any chances.