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'Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2' Gameplay Footage Looks Utterly Gorgeous

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'Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2' Gameplay Footage Looks Utterly Gorgeous

Nintendo has shown off the first gameplay footage of the in-development sequel to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, and it looks... well, it looks like more of the same. Not that that's a bad thing, obviously. I mean, have you played Breath Of The Wild? It slaps.

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A packed E3 2021 presentation ended with what we'd all been waiting for: a beautiful - if brief - peek at how the new Zelda adventure is shaping up. Take a look for yourself below!

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So... quite a lot to take in there, no? Zelda fans will no doubt remember that the original reveal trailer for Breath Of The Wild 2 ended with Hyrule Castle rumbling and shuddering, as if about to take off. Sure enough, this latest confirms that's exactly what has happened.

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The new game appears to have combined the massive open world of Breath Of The Wild with a brand-new series of islands and puzzles in the sky. There's a touch of Skyward Sword to the way Link hurls himself towards the surface from a mysterious rock hidden way above the clouds. Clearly there'll be plenty of back-and-forth between the surface and the sky as Link works to fight off whatever this latest threat is. Probably Ganon, right? It's usually Ganon.

With a new threat comes new toys for Link to play with, and the trailer teased just a few new tools for the hero's Shiekah Slate. The first one we got a look at seems to be some kind of twist on Stasis, freezing the world around Link. The second is a really strange little gimmick that appears to allow our hero to slip through solid surfaces, which should no doubt make getting to the top of mountains and ruins a little bit easier.

As exciting as it's looking, we'll have to wait just a while longer before we're able to play. Nintendo has confirmed that the game won't be launching this year, and is instead eyeing up a vague "2022" window. Hopefully we'll learn more soon. More than anything else, I just wish Nintendo would give the damn game a name already - I'm sick of calling it Breath Of The Wild 2.

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Topics: News, E3, Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda

Ewan Moore
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