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‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’ Release Date: Eiji Aonuma’s Comments Confused Fans Regarding Sequel’s Theme

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Nintendo has confirmed that “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2” is currently in development resulting in millions of gamers exploding with delight. As can be expected, the studio isn’t giving out a lot of details about the sequel and is only providing bits of information to curious fans.

These “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2” details, however, are vague and can be interpreted in different things. Take, for instance, the comments from Eiji Aonuma, the director, and producer of the Zelda series, when asked about the overall theme of the game, IGN reported.

“The new Breath of the Wild or the sequel to it, it’s not necessarily going to be related to Majora’s mask or inspired by it... What we showed you currently are a little darker,” Aonuma said. After the comments went viral, a lot of fans have been assuming that “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2” is going to have a darker theme.

However, it appears that Aonuma is merely pointing out that the recently-released trailer is dark and not referring to the entirety of the game. Moving on, “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2” might also be looking to add one of the most iconic items in the franchise: the Hookshot, Inverse reported.

It has already been revealed that the tool was slated to make an appearance in “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” but was later scrapped as it interfered with what the developers had in mind. Specifically, it broke the climbing mechanics, as stated by director Hidemaro Fujibayashi. With the idea already in place and the setting already established, “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2” is in a great position to bring back this iconic item.

This is especially true if the sequel wants to feature things that haven’t been seen in the first game. “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2” already has a lot of pressure on it given that its predecessor is considered one of the best game ever created. Of course, Nintendo being the company that it is, there’s no doubt that the developers have cooked up something special again.

Regarding the release date of “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2,” the studio hasn’t provided one yet given how early the development phase is. There were six years between the release of “Sky and Sword” and “Breath of the Wild” but the sequel isn’t expected to follow such prolonged development since – as mentioned earlier – everything has been established already.

Thus, a 2020 release date may be what we’re looking at, although the safest bet would be 2021 as Nintendo may be looking to have some breathing room to surpass what they did with the first entry. Stay tuned for more “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" updates!

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