Nintendo has announced a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in development for Nintendo Switch. The news was revealed during the company’s E3 2019 press conference, capping off a presentation that was jam-packed with announcements. Nintendo premiered a short teaser trailer for Breath of the Wild 2–or whatever it’s to be called–which you can watch above.
Nintendo followed the teaser with a short statement that read, “The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development.” No release date, title, or further details were announced. The teaser trailer, which you can watch above, showed Link traveling with Zelda herself on horseback, and we see something happening with Hyrule Castle in the distance. The video also featured some eerie music and a stunning landscape similar to the one seen in the original game. We’ve got a Breath of the Wild sequel trailer breakdown that dives further into what there is to glean from this debut video.
A subsequent press release recapping the event unfortunately did not share anything further, only reiterating the game is in active development and will be released for Nintendo Switch.
The first game was released as a cross-generation launch title for the Nintendo Switch. It received universal acclaim, including a 10/10 in GameSpot’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild review. Our critic, Peter Brown, wrote: “No matter how gorgeous its environments are, how clever its enemies are, and how tricky its puzzles get, the fact that Breath of the Wild continues to surprise you with newfound rules and possibilities after dozens of hours is by far its most valuable quality. It’s a game that allows you to feel gradually more and more empowered yet simultaneously manages to retain a sense of challenge and mystery–which, together, creates a steady, consistent feeling of gratification throughout the entire experience. Breath of the Wild is a defining moment for The Legend of Zelda series, and the most impressive game Nintendo has ever created.”
For more, check out all the news from Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct press conference, during which the company also announced Banjo and Kazooie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.