Polish off the final shrines and surrender to Calamity Ganon in the final battle The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a bittersweet act. After such a wonderful, rich journey, it was time to say goodbye to Link, Zelda, and the biggest, most expansive iteration of Hyrule we had ever visited – what are we to do with ourselves?
Of course, we returned to devour the DLC and race across the kingdom on our motorbike while sucking up several hundred Korok seeds, but then the wait for the next “real” Zelda game began. Sure, in the meantime we had Cadence of Hyrulethe Link’s Awakening Remake and Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity, and there are many Zelda-like games for Switch, but there is nothing quite like a full Zelda experience.
We already knew that a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild was in development after Nintendo revealed it during its E3 2019 Direct presentation. But after E3 2020 was cancelled, we didn’t get another look at the game until Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct presentation.
As of March 2022, the game has been pushed back to Spring 2023 due to series producer Eiji Aonuma announcing further delays on Twitter… and a new (very short) clip of the game!
So, grab the master sword and let’s disappear (into the forest)…
Announcing the delay of the Breath of the Wild sequel, March 2022
Eiji Aonuma switches to Twitter to announce the game has been further pushed back to Spring 2023, breaking the hearts of Zelda fans everywhere… but potentially leaving 2022 open for a Wind Waker HD make new, right? To the right?
There wasn’t much new information in this 90-second video, but a small snippet of new footage is still worth analyzing and dissecting, so here we go!
We start the new footage with Link climbing out of the ground as we saw earlier…
But this transitions into Link looking at a glowing orb thing. Does it matter that his sword glows blue and the glowing orb thing is yellow? Who knows!
Link then grabs the master sword, which we recognize by the hilt, and we see those long, manicured nails… which we also mentioned in the E3 2021 teaser breakdown (see page two).
But… oh no! The master sword is all… melted! And left hand is Even bright yellow! The blue/amber glow was also a prominent feature of previous trailers and teasers, so presumably it means some.
In previous Zelda games, the color blue has represented many things: magic, the goddess Nayru, the “wisdom” part of the Triforce, and anything water-related like the Zora race. It’s also a color representing Zelda himself (who possesses the Triforce of Wisdom) and all things spirit and guidance related like Navi in Ocarina of Time and Fi, the embodiment of the Master Sword in Skyward Sword.
Yellow, on the other hand, usually represents the desert plains and electricity, but the other two goddesses – Din, the goddess of power, and Farore, the goddess of courage – are green and red. It’s hard to say if this is even the right way! It could just be beautiful colors!
Left hand seems to glow on it back, where the Triforce usually appears. Left Triforce wedge is Courage wedge (Zelda is Wisdom, Ganon(dorf) is Power) – so maybe yellow represents Courage/Farore in this game? That would make sense since the dragon Farosh is the equivalent of Farore in this game alongside Dinraal and Naydra and Farosh is a… electricity dragon. INTERESTING.
However, smelting the Master Sword seems to be quite important – in previous trailers we didn’t see the Master Sword in particular as Link has always used a different weapon. What melted the sword? will it be ok Will the quest in BOTW 2 be just about reforging the sword? We’ll have to wait about a year to find out.
Other important traits to note: Link has tattoos, nice long hair, an all black arm (which could be tattoos or some sort of arm curse), and most importantly, Link has no nipples. Is that a plot point? It could be.
Head over to pages two and three for our breakdown of the 2021 teaser and 2019 reveal trailer…
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