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6 hours ago, Jamie John said:

 

I disagree. Much of what made BOTW as brilliant as it was were the huge open spaces and endless panoramas, feeling the figurative breath of the wild on the wind that you could glide about on at your will. An underground, interior environment would feel very claustrophobic and a big step back if you ask me.

 

There’s plenty of scope for huge open spaces underground. Massive, Mines of Moria-style caverns with glittering crystals all over the place. Like that bit in Skyrim when you go down some caves and then come out in a giant area with a town and castles and all sorts that’s like a smaller open world all by itself.

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I hope it's set in a new area, either above or below, discovering the landscape was one of my favourite things in the first one so I would like to see more of that rather than it being on the Hyrule map from BotW.

 

I'd be really surprised if there wasn't a few dungeons in this one. 

 

I'm so excited for it. BotW was the game that got me back into gaming, I loved it so much.

 

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I'm not buying the idea of a whole new open world to explore underground. Nintendo themselves the use their own 'open air' term to refer to this new style of Zelda, which doesn't seem to fit with an entire world of underground cave networks. No sunset vistas, no paragliding off mountains, no day and night cycle, no towns or NPCs. I don't buy it at all. I think it's going to be a heavily modified version of the same Hyrule, unfortunately, with maybe a bunch of proper underground dungeons and new caves to explore. Or maybe previous posters are right and we take off on Hyrule Castle spaceship to explore a new planet entirely, or a more fleshed out Skyloft. Anything but Hyrule again, please.

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10 minutes ago, ann coulter said:

Nintendo themselves the use their own 'open air' term

This game doesn't have a title yet btw.  It probably not going to be called Breath of the Wild 2...

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1 minute ago, robdood said:

This game doesn't have a title yet btw.  It probably not going to be called Breath of the Wild 2...

 

Probably not, although it references Breath of the Wild much more heavily than I was expecting so who knows? Super Mario Galaxy 2 was very surprising and unNintendo but they did that.

 

You know what? I'm not really that worried. It's likely to be fucking brilliant regardless.

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My thoughts are this is the opening cut scene. Link and Zelda are investigating under the castle and awake something they shouldn’t. Castle flies off. They follow. Boom. New world. 

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3 minutes ago, Chooch said:

My thoughts are this is the opening cut scene. Link and Zelda are investigating under the castle and awake something they shouldn’t. Castle flies off. They follow. Boom. New world. 

 

Or they go to SPAAAAAACE!

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And in space they discover these floating jellyfish-like parasitical creatures that drain the life energy of whatever they latch onto.

 

In other words the sequel to BotW and Metroid Prime 4 ARE THE SAME GAME!!!!!

 

MEG4TON!!!!!!

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19 minutes ago, dug said:

And in space they discover these floating jellyfish-like parasitical creatures that drain the life energy of whatever they latch onto.

 

In other words the sequel to BotW and Metroid Prime 4 ARE THE SAME GAME!!!!!

 

MEG4TON!!!!!!

I’m in. 

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Welp, here it is, from Aonuma himself. Same Hyrule, new story, new gameplay.

 

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Direct sequels are rare in Zelda titles, but Aonuma saw something special about Breath of the Wild and wanted to create a new experience. "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," he says.

 

Now I really am worried. Even if they shake the world up a lot, I don't see how it can come close to that sense of discovery and wonder BOTW delivered.

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Hmmm. If it’s the same world why not make it DLC? It’ll be interesting to see what they’ve got up their sleeve, but, erm, yeah. 

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The utterly vile thought has just occurred to me that some of the BOTW team might have been spending some of the last couple of years making Link's fucking Awakening.

 

In any case, I do wonder if after the very long and presumably quite arduous development of BOTW, they didn't fancy devising a new world of that scope all over again, perhaps leaving that for Switch 2?

 

I wonder also if there might be a difference in opinion at this news between players who completed BOTW in a few dozen hours and still feel a sense of wonder and mystery when remembering the world, and players who combed every square inch of the place for every last Korok seed and feel a sense of slight tedium at the prospect of returning there for another few hundred hours.

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It’s also going to be designed for the Switch instead of being cross gen so it’ll be interesting to see what extras they can add with the extra power.

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11 minutes ago, scottcr said:

I’m chilled if the world has moved on. Going to familiar places to see how they’ve changed would be great.

 

I think that would be lovely as DLC or an expansion. As a brand new mainline Zelda game? Not so much.

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I know it's a rom hack but reading all this I'm now thinking it could be a similar idea to parallel worlds, the link to the past remix. I'd be well up for a much grander version of that

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The teaser looks great and I have absolute faith in Aonuma and his team. There’ll be some new twist that makes revisiting this Hyrule end up being a stroke of genius.

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A reminder that monolithsoft was recently hiring for technical artists, programmers, planners, designers and management support to work on a new Zelda game. Maybe a big role in this game, whilst the main team works on something else? 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, scottcr said:

I’m calling it. You play as Zelda.

 

Wilst thou rescue the girl, or literally play as one? 

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