The news of a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel came just as Nintendo wrapped up its E3 2019 Direct. While information about the game is scarce, Game Informer spoke with game producer Eiji Aonuma to learn a bit more about the direct sequel, and it turns out Aonuma is returning along with Link and Zelda.
It's fairly uncommon for Zelda titles to receive direct sequels, but Aonuma saw a breath of fresh air in Breath of the Wild. There is something about Breath of the Wild's Hyrule that makes the acclaimed game producer want to return. "One of the reasons we wanted to create a continuation was because I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again, while incorporating new gameplay and new story," Aonuma told Game Informer.
Aonuma isn't the only returning member. Game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi will serve as the director on the Breath of the Wild sequel. "We're working together really hard on this game," Aonuma said.
The Breath of the Wild sequel trailer, above, closed out Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct. There's no confirmation on a release date or window, but we do know the game is currently in development for Nintendo Switch. We broke down the trailer and went deep on some theories about the game.
More E3 news:
- New Xbox console, Scarlett, revealed
- Xbox Scarlett details: 8K, 120 FPS, SSD
- Elden Ring is From Software and George RR Martin's new game
- Cyberpunk 2077 release date announced
- Final Fantasy VII Remake release date announced
- Marvel's Avengers revealed
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