It finally happened.
At the final moments of Nintendo’s E3 direct, they finally gave the people what they wanted: we finally saw more Breath of the Wild 2.
And if you’re anything like me, when you saw this trailer, you probably had one thought:
...what the f@#k?
Don’t get me wrong, it looks… ugh, I want to say good? It looks good. Flying islands are cool. Link is rocking a new haircut, which seems dope. I like the new enemies. The new powers look swell. And being able to turn into a liquid and seep through solid objects? That seems… like a thing to do, right? And if it really is just “Breath of the Wild, but more”, then I’ll still happily buy it and play it and probably even love it.
It’s just… I sort of raised my own hopes, you know? That first trailer made it look like it was going to be a grand adventure both Link and Zelda would go on together. Instead, we see Zelda vanish into a pit and Link on his own again. While co-op was always a distant dream, the chance to see those two actually develop their relationship in a new Hyrule wasn’t And yet here we are, going on the same old rescue as last time. At least, from what it appears in the trailer so far.
I guess you let a fella stew on something like this for long enough, no matter what you show him he’s gonna walk away a little bummed.
Either way, we now have a concrete-ish release date for the game that will probably launch the long-awaited HD version of the Switch (which was not revealed at E3, by the way): 2022. So next year, we can expect to explore the skies of Hyrule with a cool new haircut. And probably do other stuff too.