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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.


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!


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.


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.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

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

Ewan Moore
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