We finally have a more complete look at Breath of the Wild 2 yesterday at Nintendo’s E3 Direct. A montage of aerial combat, parachuting / gliding, and new and improved runic abilities set the sequel apart from the beloved original. In the next chapter of Link’s story, we know that Zelda will continue to play a big role (despite her gaping absence from the latest gameplay trailer) and that the narrative will take place at a high altitude. Apparently, the official Breath of the Wild 2 title could tell us even more, so Nintendo has decided to keep it a secret until it’s ready to release more details to the general public.
Nintendo Treehouse’s Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff speak with IGN on Nintendo’s decision. There is certainly a subtitle that has already been agreed upon, but it may be too early for us all to know. “As to why we’re withholding the name, you’ll just have to stay tuned because obviously Zelda’s names are pretty important,” Trinen said in the interview. “These subtitles… they’re starting to give little clues as to what might be going to happen.”
It’s true that the older installments of Legend of Zelda have names that correlate directly with the story: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and Twilight Princess to name a few. It is therefore natural that Breath of the Wild should follow suit. We have been waiting for more news on the sequel for two years. At the moment, we know that it will be released at some point in 2022 for Nintendo Switch. Our own Liana Ruppert has compiled a list of cool features and mechanics that she would love to see in the next game, so be sure to check this out to fuel your excitement.
What do you think is the official name of Breath of the Wild 2? Throw out your wacky and / or serious headline ideas in the comments section.