Nintendo announced today that it would be postponing the long-awaited Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel to Spring 2023, but a brief bit of footage included with the announcement has fans taking to the internet with a common question get together – what’s up with the master sword? Some of them already have fascinating theories.
Today’s footage shows Link holding what appears to be a destroyed (melted? corrupted?) Master Sword near an orb of light, leading many fans to wonder if his quest (or any part of it) ends up being about that could turn to reforging the classic weapon of the series.
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Reddit user Zeldatroid and Capable_Afternoon687 even speculate that a journey to reforge the sword could ultimately lead to a final showdown with Ganon to defeat him once and for all and pave the way for future games with new villains.
Of greater concern is what could possibly have done such damage to the series’ almighty sword. Malice – a corrupted sentient slime found around Hyrule in Breath of the Wild – grabs Link’s arm in an earlier trailer, which may explain why the character appears to have an arm cover or some sort of prosthetic limb in the new footage. So it’s possible that this attack on Link also led to the destruction of the Master Sword.
In the meantime, ratio01 points out that the scene resembles the moments in Zelda: Skyward Sword when Link bathes the goddess’ sword in sacred flames to aid in the creation of the master sword. Given that references to the goddess Hylia appear in both Skyward Sword and Breath of the Wild, it’s certainly not out of the question that Link could seek her help in repairing the sword. If that turns out to be the case, it could be a powerful and nostalgic moment for franchise fans.
While other fans are eagerly searching for any information they can find is Reddit user slime horn keeps things light-hearted with a simple joke: “Master Sword now inflicts tetanus.” The sword looks quite dangerous even in its destroyed form, so perhaps it’s best to remain cautious.
For now, we can only speculate as to what’s in store for Link as he embarks on a new sprawling adventure in the Breath of the Wild sequel, but we’ll have a chance to find out when the game launches in the spring of 2023. Hopefully find out However, before that, let’s learn more about the story.
The Breath of the Wild sequel (which doesn’t yet have an official name) was first announced in 2019 and came about because the original game’s team had too many ideas for DLC. We got the original 2022 release window alongside the first gameplay last year. Nintendo patents have since given us a better sense of the new mechanics it might introduce.
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