During the Nintendo Direct of E3 2021, the Kyoto company unveiled a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 (unofficial name) to the world. The sequel to the beloved open world game is still a long way off, and this short video didn’t reveal too much information clearly. Nonetheless, fans have already begun to analyze the smallest details and have come up with their own assumptions about the true identity of the character we will be checking.
In fact, as you can see for yourself below, some familiar locations from Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule appear in the trailer, with some differences. For example, you can see that a certain area offers more columns and in better conditions. The idea is that the world of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 that we’re seeing in the trailer is actually the past. In other images it is also possible to see other glimpses of Hyrule, where however the Sacred Colossi and the Towers are missing.
Add to this the fact that in the trailer we see two versions of Link, or at least of what we believe to be Link. In fact, we have the opportunity to see Link as he appears in the first game, but also a second character with long and loose hair, a mechanical arm and an antique-cut robe, with a green cape. As you can see below, the green cape and long hair are very reminiscent of that of the Hero depicted in the tapestries that narrate the legend of Calamity Ganon. The idea is therefore that, at least in certain sections of the game, we will have control of the original Hero, who is said to be Ganondorf, in a world 10,000 years in the past. It is also important to note that the character with the green cape is never shown in the face. Finally, the fact that the name of the game has not been revealed (officially to avoid spoilers) could also be linked to these hypotheses.
Obviously these are only hypotheses. The simplest idea is that the character with the green cape is always Link, that the robes are just a new piece of equipment that (deliberately) recalls that of the original Hero, and that the presence of two versions of Link in the trailer for The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 are only indicative of a “pre arm loss” phase and a “post arm loss” phase, as we told you in our preview.
Tell us, which of the hypotheses do you like best? What were your first impressions of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2?