Regardless of the anticipation for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sequel, Nintendo has been lifeless silent in regards to the upcoming recreation since its announcement trailer in 2019. We all know little in regards to the recreation apart from obscure inklings about its premise, which appears to contain Hyperlink and Zelda attempting to place down for good what we presume to be the lifeless husk of Ganon. And we do not even know if the sport shall be titled Breath of the Wild 2 or if it will have a wholly new subtitle.
However with Zelda’s 35th anniversary arising, we’re getting a sense that new particulars could also be coming quickly, so we have taken the time to replicate on the primary BotW to seek out 9 issues we might wish to see from the sequel. For all the newest information in regards to the recreation, make sure to try our BotW 2 hub. In any other case, what do you wish to see in BotW 2? Tell us within the feedback beneath, and keep tuned to GameSpot for any future updates in regards to the recreation.
Playable or Associate Zelda
Can we not have Zelda because the damsel in misery anymore? Would not it’s cool to battle alongside her in a extra cooperative expertise? Nintendo has typically been good about having adventures you’ll be able to play alongside associates with video games like Luigi’s Mansion three and Kirby: Star Allies, so the concept of getting Zelda and Hyperlink aspect by aspect out within the open world appears like a dream come true. Though, on the flip aspect of the coin, it could trigger different mechanical points, as we might see triggering bullet-time as a nuisance for the opposite participant if not carried out correctly. Different concepts like having an AI-controlled Zelda observe you all through the whole journey, a completely playable Zelda, and even the power to manage each characters concurrently, ala-Astral Chain, can be incredible to see within the sequel.
We received a few of this fulfilled with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, however we hope that Hyperlink and Zelda can have extra significant gameplay collectively within the sequel going ahead and never the prequel.
Carry Again Conventional Gadgets
The Gale Boomerang, Hookshot, Bombchus, and so many different conventional Zelda gear items can be thrilling additions in a BotW sequel. We appreciated the throwback weapons you can use within the authentic BotW by scanning amiibo, just like the Biggoron Sword and Twilight Bow. Nonetheless, the collection’ most time-honored instruments and gadgets can be a wonderful solution to change issues up.
A good way for Nintendo to maintain development from feeling too linear can be to strategy utilizing instruments and gadgets because it did for A Hyperlink Between Worlds. In that recreation, all of the gadgets have been made obtainable to you from Ravio, and you can lease them for 50-100 rupees apiece, so there was no must get them from dungeons in a selected order.
However what if Breath of the Wild 2 had this? You might lease all of the gadgets from the start in case you grind sufficient rupees or take it at a slower tempo and go merchandise by merchandise. Admittedly, the presence of conventional Zelda gadgets may not mesh properly in opposition to the physics-based gadgets of BotW. Incorporating them as freely as A Hyperlink Between Worlds could make this a totally completely different expertise. Possibly they may additionally implement the weapon sturdiness system and make this stuff solely final for thus lengthy. Who is aware of! However all we all know is that we would like a few of these outdated Zelda gadgets again!
Nero’s Arm Mechanics (From Satan Might Cry)
Whereas outright Satan Might Cry combating mechanics in a mainline Zelda recreation can be an excessive amount of, this new seemingly arm-possessed Hyperlink in BotW 2 provides us some critical Nero vibes. We’re hoping the arm performs a component in including new expertise, like grappling talents for exploration, puzzle-solving, and fight, as a result of that may be outright superior. In the identical vein as some Zelda gear that ought to return, it might make an applicable religious successor to the hookshot.
Carry Again Conventional Dungeons
We would not wish to change shrines, removed from it, however we’re hoping that the primary dungeons comprise extra of what made the unique Zelda dungeons so memorable. Maps, compasses, keys, distinctive bosses, and perhaps even tool-based puzzles might carry again some allure and familiarity to the expertise. Whereas the Divine Beasts have been nice, they lacked the development and labyrinthian design that made conquering these traditional Zelda dungeons so satisfying. If there’s something to take from BotW’s Divine Beasts, it could be their open-ended nature to offer exploration throughout every dungeon’s complicated internet of rooms an excellent larger sense of freedom.
The BotW sequel can be an ideal alternative for traditional Zelda dungeon design to return. Nintendo might simply justify it within the recreation’s world with all of the Divine Beasts out of fee.
Extra Emphasis On Story
Whereas BotW was an impressive recreation mechanically, its story admittedly took a again seat, particularly towards the tip. As a result of the sport was so targeted on the ability to chart your personal journey and do issues in any order, there was little room for the characters and story to develop. And because the reminiscences cutscenes have been non-compulsory, many gamers could have missed out on much more of the story’s context.
Now that we’re on to the sequel, we’re hoping Nintendo decides to emphasise the story and its characters, permitting them to develop extra meaningfully all through the sport. This may make the story extra linear, but when the remainder of the sport remains to be open, we expect this would possibly not be an excessive amount of of a compromise, particularly whether it is good. Nintendo has confirmed that nice tales could be instructed within the Zelda universe prior to now with video games like Wind Waker and Skyward Sword. And with BotW particularly, there’s nonetheless a lot extra to discover with Zelda, Hyperlink, and Hyrule at giant. A sequel looks like one of the best place to do this!
New Explorable Areas Outdoors Of Hyrule (Or A Totally different Model)
Hyrule in BotW is very large and a terrific place to actually specific the sense of freedom the sport provides you. However in case you’re exploring the identical areas within the sequel, what is going to Nintendo do to clean up the expertise for individuals who poured a whole lot of hours into the unique? That sense of discovery can be gone. We’re hoping that BotW 2 has some Termina or Koholint Island space to discover if it is set in the identical Hyrule. Or on the very least, perhaps a Darkish World Hyrule or some Lorule-like variant the place issues are principally the identical however barely completely different.
As a lot as floor and air motion was an astounding feat in BotW, I really feel like swimming was one thing of an afterthought. It was clunky to maneuver shortly, and there wasn’t even a dive possibility. If Nintendo might enhance the general expertise of swimming and broaden water exploration within the sequel, that may be superior. We would not thoughts not absolutely diving underwater both; the time-honored Iron Boots technique would nonetheless be greater than sufficient to make issues fascinating.
Return The Darknut
There are many different enemies within the Zelda collection that ought to make a exhibiting within the BotW sequel, however our private want is the return of Darknuts. Lynel’s have been an incredible problem in BotW, however an excellent quaint one-on-one duel in opposition to a type of iron-clad knights is one thing that may carry a tear to our eye. In each Twilight Princess and Wind Waker, they have been certainly one of our favourite enemies to battle.
Let Us Pet Canines!
‘Nuff stated, if we won’t pet canines within the sequel, it is mainly unplayable. Okay, perhaps not, however in all seriousness, the canines in BotW have been fairly darn cute, and the feed-for-treasure mechanic was cool, however simply allow us to pet the nice bois. They deserve it.
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