Nintendo reliable that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of a Wild 2 was in growth roughly a year ago during E3 2019 though hasn’t announced anything else about it ever since. Two new leaks, however, have allegedly suggested a sequel’s central pretension and some map sum that would theoretically digest a volume of time a diversion would have to spend in development. Does that meant it could be expelled distant earlier than many of us seem to think?
Unconfirmed information posted by an unknown 4chan user on Sunday claimed that BotW 2 would be patrician The Legend of Zelda: Dark Tombs. This unsubstantiated “leak” came dual days after YouTuber Tyler McVicker purported that BotW 2 will recycle a same map of Hyrule enclosed in BotW but raise it with subterranean dungeons. (These could be a suggested Dark Tombs.)
“They’re reusing a same universe [as Breath of a Wild],” McVicker off-handedly settled during a Mar 20 Twitch stream (at around a 11:20 mark). “They’re holding a same universe and given they don’t have to reconstruct that universe they can repopulate that world.”
Taken together, these leaks meant that Nintendo could accelerate a game’s growth to strike a recover date as early as 2021, especially given rather than build an wholly new diversion universe from start to finish, a group will instead be enlightening a same universe that took scarcely 5 years to create. Aspects of these leaks also explain that Nintendo is looking to other recently successful open-world games as inspiration.
“One of a vital pillars of a pattern truth of BotW 2 is indeed desirous by a mixed of Red Dead Redemption 2 and a diversion we will not mention,” McVicker also said.
His information binds some-more weight given he runs a Nintendo News Network channel and formerly leaked that notoriously sly developer Valve was operative on a practical existence diversion … over a year before Half Life: Alyx was announced. His claims also behind adult aspects of a rough 4chan post.
In some ways, it sounds like BotW 2 will rehash a initial game, though that won’t be a box according to a leaker. McVicker went on to contend that a resurrected remains of Ganondorf seen in a game’s proclamation trailer will hurtful a regions of Hyrule that gamers detected in a initial game. It will afterwards be adult to Link and Zelda to inform these areas of that immorality energy.
The altogether blueprint of a map, therefore, will demeanour remarkably similar, though things will demeanour different. A tighten indicate of comparison competence be a Young and Adult Link time durations from Ocarina of Time before and after Ganondorf’s immorality depraved a land.
The YouTuber also listened that Nintendo will supplement full=on dungeons for players to try in sequence to solemnly giveaway Hyrule from Ganon’s grasp, that would make “Dark Tomb” a wise title. McVicker’s trickle also aligns with mixed Nintendo pursuit listings that suggested a association was looking for developers to emanate new “field dungeons.”
In an talk with Kotaku during E3 2019, Zelda array writer Eiji Aonuma also hinted that Nintendo was brainstorming ideas on how to spin BotW 2 into some-more of a dungeon-crawler than a original. He suggested that a group was operative to move behind a sprawling dungeons that fans desired from titles like Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword while progressing a artistic puzzle-solving that was featured in a game’s 120 unlockable Shrines that served as quick-travel checkpoints in BotW.
“One thing we schooled from Breath of a Wild is that when we focused on formulating a cave that has mixed solutions, it incited into this good title,” pronounced Aonuma. “That’s one thing we wish to gloss adult and use for impulse going forward.”
McVicker didn’t list any specific cave examples, though a new fan theory presented constrained justification that an artless area found low in a Gerudo Desert could be one of a many new dungeons that will be introduced in BotW 2.
The Arbiter’s Grounds isn’t many other than a monster-infested collection of mill pillars in BotW, though it was a fourth dungeon in Twilight Princess. BotW takes place many years after Twilight Princess, according to Nintendo’s downright (and exhausting) Zelda timeline. That means a ancient area could have been solemnly consumed by a Gerudo Desert until it was totally buried, though now Ganon’s rebirth has unearthed it
The Inverse Analysis
McVicker’s comments are as tighten to a staggering BotW 2 leak as we’ve gotten so far, though a 4chan post that corroborates some of his claims while also claiming “Dark Tombs” as a pretension could usually be another furious guess.
Previous leaks have attempted to do a same with small evidence, so it’s formidable to contend for certain what a association is thinking. Bond of a Triforce? Breath of Darkness? And now, Dark Tomb? This latest pretension “leak” fits a dungeon-crawler instruction that Nintendo is relocating in with BotW 2, though we won’t know for certain until Nintendo issues some kind of grave announcement.
McVicker’s purported leaks advise that BotW 2 won’t take 5 years to rise like a original, so a proclamation of an central pretension and recover date window could occur in a summer accurately a year after a game’s initial announcement.
E3 2020 has been cancelled due to a tellurian coronavirus pandemic, that means Nintendo will many expected atmosphere a Direct proclamation someday in early Jun when E3 was ostensible to take place. We could usually be a few months divided from a large BotW 2 reveal.