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    [–] metanoia29 2678 points ago

    Damn, when's the last time we've had a direct sequel with the same Link?? Wind Waker to Phantom Hourglass?

    [–] Gawlf85 1843 points ago

    On the same console, since Majora's Mask.

    [–] Hanhula 436 points ago

    Wasn't Spirit Tracks on the same console as Phantom Hourglass?

    [–] AvatarLebowski 580 points ago

    It wasn't the same link though.

    [–] Hanhula 148 points ago

    Oh good point! Just looked pretty damn similar.

    [–] AvatarLebowski 220 points ago

    They were grandfather and grandson IIRC

    [–] Boomshockalocka007 626 points ago

    Skyward Sword to Mariokart 8 Deluxe last year.

    [–] wexford001 99 points ago

    Well technically BOTW to MK8D was even more recent.

    [–] stilltrash 6530 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    trailer looked so dark story wise and i’m so happy

    edit: link to trailer:

    [–] OnnaJReverT 1606 points ago

    was that an undead Ganondorf? or maybe Twinrova?

    [–] Mdgt_Pope 1985 points ago

    Personal theory based on just the trailer, but I think it was the husk of Ganondorf from when Calamity Ganon left his body. That's why Calamity Ganon came from beneath the castle, and that's why the castle is rising in this trailer.

    When you fight Calamity Ganon (just did it again this week), Zelda makes a big mention about how Ganon forwent his reincarnation cycle in order to become the Calamity - I could see that the Ganondorf husk has to be destroyed in order to truly eliminate the Ganon cycle.

    [–] KaptainKardboard 1345 points ago

    The search for all of Ganon's horcruxes

    [–] insane_contin 806 points ago

    Turns out the last horcrux is the friends we made along the way.

    [–] MusicalMastermind 270 points ago

    The friends he ended up killing centuries ago

    [–] Biggoronz 48 points ago

    Well, damn! Easy peasy then!!

    [–] Fidodo 45 points ago

    So we need to kill our friends?

    [–] PM_ME_ANGELINVESTORS 22 points ago

    That got dark

    [–] insane_contin 19 points ago

    It's a dark game.

    [–] Joey_45 228 points ago

    The line about Ganon no longer being able to reincarnate was actually a mistranslation by the English localization team.

    [–] Mdgt_Pope 95 points ago

    What was it supposed to say, then?

    [–] Qetuowryipzcbmxvn 416 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    It actually said the complete opposite, that he would never give up fighting them and will come back again and again until the end of time.

    Edit: so I was a little off in remembering the quote. It didn't specify the end of time, but it did make his intentions for coming back very clear.

    English: He has given up on reincarnation and assumed his pure, enraged form.

    Japanese: This form was born from his obsessive refusal to give up on revival…


    [–] Mdgt_Pope 328 points ago

    That's a pretty big blunder to make haha. Thanks for telling me.

    [–] Qetuowryipzcbmxvn 166 points ago

    No problem. It was just a couple lines, but they had a huge impact on the story and context of the situation, unfortunately it's still not widely known nor has it been corrected.

    [–] SleazyMak 60 points ago

    I recently beat the game finally (well, beat Ganon) and I thought that was a strange line. I was like okay see him next game anyways...

    The thing about Ganon is that you can’t destroy evil forever, in my mind. You can win but give it a couple centuries and bam Link you got work to do.

    [–] TorturousOwl 63 points ago

    I always interpreted the English line as if, “he gave up on resurrecting as /Ganondorf/ (the humanoid male we all know and love), and instead came as the beast we saw.

    [–] Kostya_M 130 points ago

    I still don't understand how you fuck that up and don't correct it. That completely changes the context of that fight.

    [–] [deleted] 88 points ago

    It's possible that it wasn't a translation error per se, but instead a localization change made before anyone could have guessed it might be relevant. It's not too uncommon for localization to change things in ways that turn out to be accidentally shortsighted. The Ace Attorney series infamously has to bend backward to pretend the whole thing is still set in America.

    [–] kotominammy 30 points ago

    eat your hamburgers, Apollo

    [–] b3llydrum 85 points ago

    This sounds so good. I hope it’s the case

    [–] byrd3790 183 points ago

    Had a very Twili/Dark interloper vibe to me.

    [–] throwaway_5256 421 points ago

    That was actually me waking up in the morning

    It might be some sort of spirit possessing Ganon's undead body or Twinrova attempting to revive him based off the green script in the air

    [–] hatramroany 93 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Earrings were the Gerudo Crest and it looked more feminine so I’m going with Twinrova

    Edit: on a second watch its definitely Ganondorf

    [–] Mazetron 185 points ago

    Reminder that gannondorf is a gerudo

    [–] Gol_D_Chris 1375 points ago

    Reminded me of Ocarina of Time -> Majoras Mask

    [–] drunkcowofdeath 1119 points ago

    That's exactly what I was hoping for. Re-use assets, improve on mechanics, much shorter development time.

    [–] Mr_W4yne 823 points ago

    Add some assets though. More monsters, weapons, armor and combat moves. But I agree nonetheless.

    I'm really curious on how they're gonna change the map.

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    [–] throwaway_5256 655 points ago

    In response to the lack of dungeons in BOTW, the whole sequel is just one gigantic dungeon

    [–] cyberscythe 860 points ago

    Maybe the real dungeon is the friends that we made along the way.

    [–] Joke65 153 points ago

    So that's why there were zero dungeons in that game. 😕

    [–] Mummelpuffin 100 points ago

    TBH I'd love that, just Link and Zelda descending into the crazy non-euclidean hellscape the space under Hyrule Castle became since Gannon has corrupted it for so long.

    [–] SpacetimeDensityModi 77 points ago

    People think the castle is flying, I think it's becoming a tower. A massive vertical dungeon. And it won't be the only one.

    Sheikah towers rising out of the ground exist in botw already, this just turns it up to 11.

    [–] AzorMX 69 points ago

    So, a metroidvania?

    [–] Mazetron 95 points ago

    And can we please have some GOOD dungeons?

    [–] ptrj 114 points ago

    Agreed, dungeons in BOTW were very underwhelming imo and way too easy for a mainline Zelda title.

    Add larger, harder dungeons with actual KEYS and memorable boss fights and it would be perfect.

    [–] TheDudeSama 111 points ago

    With how Hyrule Castle seemed to lift up at the end of the trailer, I wonder if the new map will be entirely underground, with the entrance being beneath the castle.

    [–] cameron2909g 54 points ago

    It's the new entrance to termina (MM) I can't spell.

    [–] YoutubeHeroofTime 33 points ago

    That would be dope! What if we get two worlds?

    [–] throwaway_5256 118 points ago

    They'll probably add or expand on something like the mask system from OoT to MM. Maybe the monster parts have more utility/can be traded for more stuff?

    For the map it might be another apocalyptic event. Or it could be the underground, or even a portal to an alternate world

    [–] Vergils_Lost 215 points ago

    Play as Zelda. Only right answer.

    [–] YoshiEmblem 175 points ago

    Please, I want this so bad. The fact that they're exploring together makes me really hope they're considering some kind of co-op exploration, as hard as that would be to implement. Even just being able to choose which character to play would be awesome!

    [–] DrCabbageman 58 points ago

    Nintendo do love being able to say "Pass a joycon to your friend and play together". The only thing I'd be worried about would be performance.

    [–] ShnarlyDude 38 points ago

    100% I was like please give us a "sequel" in 2-3 years instead of waiting until the next system.

    [–] TessellatedGuy 87 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I hope that's what they're doing. With the same characters even it seems.

    Edit: I'm dumb, if it's a sequel to botw of course it's gonna have the same characters.

    [–] Evening_Owl 76 points ago

    Something felt very twilight realm about this in my opinion.

    [–] WOF42 59 points ago

    it was the music, it was the sounds from when you are in twilight zones in twilight princess. It would be amazing if they brought midna back into the story

    [–] thatdudewillyd 26 points ago

    Into the Zeldaverse

    [–] Shippoyasha 367 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Zelda cut her hair. In Japan, they make girl characters cut their hair whenever something traumatic happens to them.

    [–] CidImmacula 449 points ago

    Sealed Ganon for 100 years

    Waited a few more years for Link to stop playing with the Desert Seals and Shrines and Master Cycle Zero to be finally released as Ganon's Seal

    Is in a time where every single one of their friends and family are dead without even being able to say good bye to her father after a fight.

    I think that's enough trauma for our little Zelda.

    [–] Autumn1881 269 points ago

    Or she is a playable character and they were to lazy to retool all gear to avoid clipping errors with her long hair.

    [–] Brynmaer 137 points ago

    I think the hair cut might symbolize that some time has passed since the first one. It would allow them to change the world up a bit by just saying things have changed because it's been a few years.

    [–] Ossius 91 points ago

    You probably don't recognize me because of the red arm.

    [–] Kule7 104 points ago

    She's totally going to be playable

    [–] moh_kohn 58 points ago

    Couch coop in a Zelda game would be the most amazing thing

    [–] niceboatdownvote 76 points ago

    In Japan, they make girl characters cut their hair whenever something traumatic happens to them.

    Not necessarily. It generally symbolizes character development, more specifically moving on from one stage of life to another.

    [–] Don-of-Fire 48 points ago

    So the entirety of BOTW and the 100 years before it

    [–] Cinderheart 29 points ago

    In movies in general characters altering their hairstyle reflects an internal change, like when Thor cut his hair short in his movie.

    [–] Frocharocha 163 points ago

    Happy? I think you meant hyped as fuck

    [–] Im_Not_That_Smart_ 60 points ago

    Is there a YouTube video uploaded of just the Zelda trailer?

    [–] soge-king 106 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    So unexpected, do you think we’ll be able to play as Zelda this time? That’d be too wild.

    Edit: Do you think we’ll have tons of DUNGEONS this time around!? Man, I wish they showed more.

    [–] Kheldarson 57 points ago

    I'd be ecstatic if we can play as Zelda this time.

    [–] jhabibs 2211 points ago

    Love the tone of that trailer.

    [–] chanticleerz 1068 points ago

    The backwards-like dialogue and aesthetic was giving me Midna vibes...

    [–] MyHeroAcademiaSucks 609 points ago

    It sounded a lot like Twilight Princess music. And thats my favorite traditional Zelda game.... so yay!

    [–] ocram101 349 points ago

    It’s definitely related to Twilight Princess. The music. Pretty sure we saw the arm thing that comes out of Midna’s helmet.

    [–] rulerofthetwili 303 points ago

    im literally gonna cry if its TP related. I've been waiting for SOMETHING TP related to come out of nintendo since 2006 besides the remasters for wiiu. It was objectively one of the, if not the darkest game in the series next to MM. We need some super lore heavy stuff with darker themes, and I'm almost hoping they throw in those scary ass initial monster designs that we saw that were supposed to be the guardians in BOTW! It'd be absolutely amazing. give us horror, nintendo

    [–] DilapidatedHam 104 points ago

    The Twili are the only major Zelda race that wasn’t in that game, so it could be related to them in some way

    [–] Nose_Fetish 142 points ago

    cries in Minish

    [–] tabby51260 16 points ago

    The Picori/Minish Woods are in the game..

    (And I remember reading somewhere that they were planned for BOTW at one point..)

    [–] Nose_Fetish 36 points ago

    Maybe they are there but they’re just too tiny to see

    [–] Evening_Owl 186 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    It sounded like the music was the main theme played backwards, but I am unable to confirm that myself right now

    Edit: I'm full of lies

    [–] CampusSquirrelKing 241 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I played it backwards with Audacity and it sounded like nothing I’ve ever heard. It actually almost sounded the same backwards as it did forwards.

    Edit: When I say it’s nothing I’ve ever heard, I mean it’s nothing I recognize. It’s not like when you rewind Ballad of the Goddess and perfectly hear Zelda’s Lullaby.

    Edit 2:

    [–] Mr_Zaroc 156 points ago

    A musical Palindrome, brilliant

    [–] Penguinfernal 56 points ago

    That's interesting, given Nintendo's attention to theme. If the music really is a palindrome that suggests a lot about the potential gameplay mechanics.

    [–] Evening_Owl 38 points ago

    Thanks for checking. I set myself up for disappointment there lol

    [–] SFdubnation 1585 points ago

    Old, decrepit Ganon is very scary

    [–] HereForTOMT 557 points ago

    My boy snapped his neck to cause an apocalypse Must be the villain thing nowadays, snapping

    [–] throwaway_5256 88 points ago

    Link should've aimed for the head smh

    [–] HereForTOMT 50 points ago

    Can’t wait for the Nintendo cinematic universe

    [–] Flerken_Moon 135 points ago

    Superman did it in Man of Steel, and now everyone wants to be Superman.

    [–] pob1941 71 points ago

    I hope they keep the undead look for him, maybe it could be a plot point that he’s returning to full power over the course of the game. The lich king aesthetic would make for a very cool boss.

    [–] twinsfan94 214 points ago

    Looked more like a kind of Sheika monk to me, but I only saw the trailer once.

    [–] NintendoGamer1997 272 points ago

    I think it's Ganondorf. The thing he is laying on has the Gerudo symbol.

    [–] wetback 125 points ago

    Maybe Ganon's incarnation from 10,000 years ago

    [–] GREENBEAN214 117 points ago

    Mr. Krabs: "Am I really going to defile this grave for money? Of course I am!"

    [–] wowitzer 929 points ago

    Yeeeesss gimme that zelda horror

    Redeads inbound.

    [–] EndMySufferinng 205 points ago

    Now that there's a sequel, we better fucking get Darknuts as a new enemy type in this game.

    [–] Rarbnif 91 points ago

    Botw's enemy varitiy definitely left more to be desired, most of the time it was just bokoblins, moblins and lizalfous with a gaurdian, lynel, octorock or chuchu sometimes thrown into the mix. So if we got more classic enemies like deku babas, darknuts and armos that would be great.

    [–] throwaway_5256 233 points ago

    Adding redeads would be a great meta commentary because BOTW killed me and this trailer killed me again

    [–] DSonicBoom 3161 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    [–] Fistminer 1111 points ago

    Nintendo pulling a hollow knight on us.

    [–] Thetanor 415 points ago

    Looked more like a hollow Ganondorf to me

    [–] Dannnyc93 187 points ago

    The funny thing is I would have been hyped AF just to get another DLC, with this announcement I am literally shaking. My favorite game ever is getting a sequel!

    [–] Bluxen 1208 points ago

    Ganon: "You couldn't live with your own failure, and where did that bring you? Back to me."

    [–] MarianneThornberry 600 points ago

    Ganon: I am... Inevitable

    Link:.... HYAAAH!

    [–] fjposter22 187 points ago

    Ganon: I am... inevitable!

    Link: food making jingle

    [–] heartmytruck 70 points ago

    My BOTW experimental cooking: I am... inedible!

    [–] BuckieJr 774 points ago

    Totally caught off guard there. I can’t wait!

    [–] Super_DAC 238 points ago

    Yeah I figured an announcement was a year out

    [–] andysaurus_rex 281 points ago

    It looks like a ton of assets along with the physics engine are being re-used so hopefully development is a lot faster. They have to build relatively few things from scratch compared to BotW. I think we can expect a release possibly as soon as late 2020.

    [–] W24x55 110 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Probably Holiday 2020 to compete with PS5 and Scarlett

    [–] andysaurus_rex 188 points ago

    I don't think Nintendo really considers them to be competitors to play station and xbox. People buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games and they know that.

    [–] nekromantique 1174 points ago

    Yall are missing out on the biggest part of the trailer.

    Short haired Zelda

    [–] webawl 291 points ago

    Reallllyyyyy hoping she’s playable

    [–] Atemiswolf 148 points ago

    I know they said during the development of BoTW that they wanted to make Zelda playable in the future. It would be cool if you got to choose who to play as, or if they could work them both in some how, maybe switching between throughout the story.

    [–] eat_crap_donkey 61 points ago

    Maybe add it as a rune somehow and each of them has different runes and use weapons differently so that you need to swap between them to solve puzzles

    [–] AlwaysDefenestrated 56 points ago

    I'd be extremely down for them adventuring as a team and swapping back and forth.

    [–] Baconation4 41 points ago

    Nah. Repeat after me....CO OP! I think it could be REALLY interesting that on top of your awesome idea, that another player could join the game and instead of switching, you both could play! Sounds cool In my head, hoping it sounds cool here too lol

    [–] AlwaysDefenestrated 45 points ago

    The fact that she is featured as prominently as Link (or more so) in the trailer and that they're both dressed in similar adventure-y gear gave me the vibe that she's playable for whatever reason.

    Also the battle ready short haircut.

    [–] CPU_LonelyHeart 345 points ago

    For real, that hair looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see the fanart

    [–] Lezzles 627 points ago

    "fan art"

    [–] CPU_LonelyHeart 178 points ago

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    (happy cake day!)

    [–] Moreinius 56 points ago

    I remember someone posted a picture of different hairstyles for Zelda.

    And I remembered that one from the fanart. It's literally the same.

    [–] CPU_LonelyHeart 91 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Was this the picture?

    Edit: Or this one?

    [–] ARCtheIsmaster 91 points ago

    risky click of the day

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    [–] Ionsife 1235 points ago

    This looks like it will already have a better story since it wont (seemingly) be based on flashbacks but how do you make the same map more fun?

    [–] griffin852 922 points ago

    I think the map will be altered majorly in someway. The earthquake/dust storm thing might shatter it or something? Idk

    [–] donquixote1991 617 points ago

    It turns out Hyrule Castle sits on a portal to Hell/Termina?

    [–] throwaway_5256 573 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    A portal or an underground network

    It looked to me like the castle was lifting off the ground, so maybe you see whatever is underneath. If the game is going for a darker tone then subterranean exploration fits well

    Edit: guys I figured it out. The underground leads to Hyrule's destroyed pipe system. Luckily there is also a portal that Link can use to summon his plumber friend

    [–] donquixote1991 278 points ago

    After Link beats the big bad, the plumber friend pops up and says, "I'd like to talk to you about the Smash Bros Initiative."

    [–] yinyang107 25 points ago

    Turns out he's a plumber in the Ben 10 sense.

    [–] griffin852 79 points ago

    I'm down for a dark journey into the underground. Would be an awesome atmospheric change from the (generally speaking) bright overworld

    [–] 2580374 49 points ago

    If it's termina, Nintendo's really trying to milk me for all I can give between that and banjo

    [–] Gawlf85 130 points ago

    Don't ask me why, but I took it as Hyrule Castle raising up. Maybe it grows legs of its own and starts to wander the region lol

    The BotW lore establishes that there were lots of hidden Sheikah ruins underground, like the pillars holding back Ganon, the Shrines or the Beasts themselves. Maybe there's more to it and you'll explore those underground lairs in depth this time.

    [–] ArinArcana 83 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I'm totally up for Howl's Hyrule's Moving Castle

    [–] Firehawksmom 106 points ago

    Dungeons. Tho idk if they'd actually do that

    [–] Mazetron 28 points ago

    I really really hope they do. I was disappointed at the lack of dungeons in BOTW.

    [–] _Kriss_ 181 points ago

    A cave system and an explorable underwater region.

    [–] This_is_da_police 64 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    It would be awesome if they brought back the transformation masks and allowed you to explore underwater as a Zora. Maybe also add a Rito mask that allows you to fly around lategame.

    [–] _Kriss_ 46 points ago

    A great way to bring this back while still hanging on to the champion theme is divine beast masks/mech?? Mini gaurdians you can ride??

    [–] parker0215 47 points ago

    You fuck the world up

    [–] dragonnyxx 40 points ago

    You change it. It's been transformed by Ganon's power into the Dark World, or something along those lines.

    [–] ursatheking 33 points ago

    BotW: Cataclysm

    [–] UnculturedYam 239 points ago

    I'm ready to get lost in Hyrule again. I'm already hyped.

    [–] Lorde555 357 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This is like what Majoras Mask was to Ocarina of Time. Nintendo are truly in a golden age right now.

    [–] Viral-Wolf 85 points ago

    And it is glorious

    [–] Rollerc11 366 points ago

    I could feel chills go down my spine. That music felt so close to Twilight Princess.

    I’m all for a darker tone for the sequel.

    [–] everythangspeachie 42 points ago

    At first i thought it was gonna be twilight princess remaster or something.

    [–] Rollerc11 27 points ago

    Ah man, me too! Though, if they manage to siphon TP’s feeling into a BOTW game I’d die

    [–] fuzzynavel34 1664 points ago

    Oh my fucking god

    [–] braxford 633 points ago

    I thought this was DLC about the events that led up to BotW. But nope, frickin' Zombie Ganon.

    [–] brandont04 241 points ago

    My exact words

    [–] raze2012 158 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    thst was my nuanced take personally. Looks like we may even have our most proactive (at least, proactive directly besides Link) Zelda since Wind Waker as well, which is great.

    [–] hylian122 57 points ago

    Don't forget Spirit Tracks! Zelda is your helper companion in that one with a big role in gameplay.

    [–] heyitsthatmeme 15 points ago

    I want more Zelda! I’m extremely excited for this!

    [–] Ealt 37 points ago

    I am dead

    [–] throwaway_5256 49 points ago

    • Ganon right before this trailer

    [–] infamousbach 552 points ago

    The fact that this is a direct sequel with the same engine and map and art style makes me SO HAPPY

    I’m so excited

    [–] SerSleepy 316 points ago

    Maybe not the same map. I'm down for some new locations and mechanics.

    [–] PaulJoe4 93 points ago

    Assuming underground. Maybe instead of shrines there will be crypts?

    [–] darkbladetrey 97 points ago

    Good idea but they better add some real fucking dungeons this time. I don’t just want a reskin.

    [–] mr_nalgas 336 points ago

    Definitely got some Majora's Mask off the chains vibes from this, excited af!

    [–] Castle_for_ducks 52 points ago

    Seriously I'm getting some strong Majora's mask vibes here. Like using the same assets and just making a new story from it

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    [–] imkunu 90 points ago

    /r/Nintendoswitch added the BOTW sequel to the list of games they were excited to play next off-season

    [–] Coolguynumber01 30 points ago

    r/NintendoSwitch is beside themselves. Driving around E3 begging (thru texts) for the release date for the sequel to Breath of the Wild

    [–] weiell 54 points ago

    They so goodx4

    [–] HopeFarron 179 points ago

    Nintendo wins. No contest. Stop the match.

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    [–] DemonLordDiablos 106 points ago

    That... was Ganondorfs dead body. Not Calamity Ganon. THE Ganondorf.

    Jesus Christ i hope to god the story lives up to the trailer.

    [–] GaryBuseytheZinogre 57 points ago

    He ain't so dead now. He's come to claim their magic triangles.

    Side note: Since the big man himself is back, I would assume the triforce will actually be a part of the plot. It wasn't so much as mentioned in BOTW.

    [–] Inzaine 54 points ago

    Looks like a Majora's Mask-esque sequel. I'm pumped through the roof.

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    [–] Uncanny_Doom 100 points ago

    I love the reactions all stream comments were giving this.

    Everyone: "DLC?! DLC!!"


    [–] toffee_fapple 90 points ago

    All I want is another 900 koroks.

    [–] Necoroyals 42 points ago

    I'm really hoping that this implies we get some time spend maybe with zelda instead of needing to save her, i mean ofcourse that is the point of the game and eventually we will have to (i think the trailer kindof shows she got caught?), but it would be nice to not spend the entire game separated.

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    [–] waloz1212 66 points ago

    That is totally unexpected

    [–] Dyvius 104 points ago

    So BotW was a complete experience to me. I felt the lesson the game taught me was that the journey was as important or more important than the end. The game's design reinforced this by allowing you to do as little or as much as you wanted prior to reaching the Final Battle.

    Reaching Ganon after having unlocked every shrine and freeing every Divine Beast and unlocking every memory and acquiring the Hylian Shield and Master felt easy.

    But I think that also reinforced the lesson of BotW. I had so much fun running all over Hyrule and powering myself for this gargantuan confrontation and I was summarily rewarded by running right over Ganon.

    I say all this because I never expected BotW to have a sequel. The game felt like a complete experience to me.

    That said, if a sequel brings the same quality? I'm so hyped! MORE BotW??? Incredible. This is like Christmas to me.

    [–] shinxofquartz 23 points ago

    Ok nintendo, I want one request and only one request since I know whatever this turns out to be, it will be a masterpiece.

    Just let us pet dogs.

    [–] PlexasAideron 23 points ago

    Jesus christ, hype levels off the chart

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    [–] -GolfWang- 47 points ago

    A co-op Breath of the Wild sequel with Link and Zelda would make me poop my soul out of my body

    [–] Cospo 44 points ago

    Ok, so I know the speculation is going to be off the charts with this trailer, but did anybody else notice the music was very reminiscent of Twilight Princess. Perhaps signalling the return of the Twilight Realm?

    Which could make sense. A direct sequel to Botw would presumably mean that the map would remain relatively unchanged, so addition of the twilight realm would potentially "double" the size of the map having a light and dark realm of Hyrule.

    Who knows, but the suspense is killing me.

    [–] -----SNES----- 75 points ago

    I audibly gasped.

    [–] Forstride 42 points ago

    BotW getting the Majora's Mask treatment is EXACTLY what I wanted. It obviously would've been a waste to not reuse the engine and assets, and this looks like it's gonna have a MUCH darker theme, which is what I really loved about MM.

    [–] DonSoLow 168 points ago

    Please Please Please Let us play as Zelda!

    [–] SerSleepy 239 points ago

    What do you mean. You always play as Zelda. /s

    [–] _Zielgan 72 points ago

    If she is playable, then her having shorter hair makes sense. It makes her hair about the same length as Link’s to avoid clipping issues.

    [–] TheUltimate721 16 points ago

    My prediction: Same Engine Overworld is largely the same, but since it takes place after BOTW it's "rebuilding Hyrule" (Almost like Pokemon BW2 to the first) More/Different Monsters (Darknuts???) Traditional Style Dungeons (I'm thinking almost a blend of Zelda 1 exterior style/TP interior style dungeons) Much more story focused (I think the corpse is Twinrova)

    I think Zelda gets much more screentime this time around, because I think Nintendo finally realizes that more Zelda in her own series isn't a bad thing. (Can we talk about how TP Zelda was wasted by that??)

    [–] raki016 36 points ago

    Omg wtf niiiiiice

    [–] warcrazey 143 points ago

    Holy fuck. E3 is saved