Game takes 2017 original to the skies, now due in 2022.
Further ReadingSwitch Zelda sequel, Animal Crossing headline Nintendo’s E3 eventNintendo has revealed the first gameplay footage from the highly anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild today, two years after the game was first revealed in a story-teasing trailer at E3 2019.
Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma said that "development has been steadily progressing" on the game, which is now targeting a 2022 release window. This time around, the "setting has been expanded to include the skies above Hyrule," a move highlighted by Link falling through the clouds to an island below at the trailer's introduction (in a scene that brings Skyward Sword to mind a bit).
Further ReadingBreath of the Wild may be the best Zelda game everThe brief trailer teases a few new and upgraded abilities, including a scene of Link phasing through solid rock to rise up through the bottom of a floating island and freezing a giant spiked cement ball to roll it back at the enemies that sent it. The trailer concludes with scenes of a castle being violently ripped from the ground and suspended mid-air in a field of wispy red miasma.
New trailer shows first gameplay footage for Breath of the Wild sequel