Zelda followers are eagerly ready for the subsequent information drop for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. This recreation will happen instantly after the ending of the primary Breath of the Wild, and is ready to proceed the adventures of Link and Zelda as they uncover new elements of Hyrule and face a brand new risk. Everything that followers liked concerning the authentic recreation is again for the sequel, and there positively appears to be loads of innovation taking place too. With added talents and seemingly a brand new lease on Hyrule within the sky, BotW‘s Link will sort out his subsequent journey head-on within the subsequent yr or so.
Despite the primary recreation’s success, it nonetheless got here as a shock to many who Breath of the Wild 2 was truly taking place. Each mainline Zelda recreation is ready in a definite model of the setting, so most do not actually anticipate the assorted takes on Hyrule to be visited greater than as soon as. However, this has occurred many occasions earlier than. Most of the massive, generally thought-of Zelda video games both have or are direct sequels to different video games. Only Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are actually exceptions to this rule, and even they had been written with different Zelda video games in thoughts. There’s a stunning quantity of floor to cowl, so it is best to start out at first.
The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link is instantly linked to the primary Zelda, and options the Link gamers knew battling to maintain Ganon from returning. Taking place six years after the unique recreation, Zelda 2 follows a sixteen-year previous Link who, after waking up with an odd mark on his left hand, is taken to a sealed door within the North Castle by Impa. A sleeping maiden is behind the door, who Impa explains is the unique Princess Zelda. A very long time in the past, Zelda was put into an irreversible magic slumber, and her grieving brother decreed that each one princesses born to the royal household from that time on could be named Zelda (explaining the primary recreation’s Zelda). Link units out to completely assemble the Triforce, rescue Zelda, and maybe develop into the brand new king of Hyrule within the course of.
The subsequent sequel’s plot is not so sophisticated. Link’s Awakening options A Link to the Past‘s Link out on a seafaring journey. His ship is caught in a storm, and he washes up on the island of Koholint, the place he should awaken the Wind Fish to depart. Fans of the sport will know that it is because Koholint is a shared dream between Link and the Wind Fish, isolating this recreation’s occasions. Still, it was very fashionable on the Game Boy, sufficient to get two re-releases and an look from Marin within the first Hyrule Warriors.
Majora’s Mask is the primary direct sequel that the gaming public actually turned conscious of. Set solely two months after the tip of Ocarina of Time, a younger Link has set off with Epona to search out Navi, his fairy companion who departed on the finish of Ocarina. On his method, he is beset by the mask-wearing Skull Kid, who makes use of his masks’s unusual energy to show Link right into a Deku Scrub and lure him within the land of Termina. Termina is an odd place, with many individuals utilizing the identical character fashions as OoT NPCs. Fans have taken this to imply many issues, however the recreation is content material to allow them to surprise. Otherwise, it is a easy however well-realized plot of Link saving this new world, all whereas making pals alongside the best way. Majora’s Mask has been in comparison with BotW 2 a good bit, nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not these comparisons maintain any water.
Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are distinctive, as they’re technically sequels to one another, in addition to A Link to the Past. These two titles are supposed to be related, as Ganon is the key villain behind each of their particular person tales. After transferring accomplished save knowledge from one recreation to the opposite, the ending will change to incorporate Ganon’s revival by the hands of the Twinrova. At that time, it is as much as Link and no matter instruments the second recreation has supplied to save lots of the day.
The handheld Zelda titles have a better tendency of being sequels to main console video games, and the subsequent two Zelda sequels are on the unique DS. Phantom Hourglass takes place shortly after The Wind Waker, and sees Link staff up with Captain Linebeck and a fairy to rescue Tetra from a strong monster. Spirit Tracks continues this story by happening within the distant way forward for the dominion Link and Tetra find yourself creating. It’s attention-grabbing to see a story-heavy Zelda entry have its plot continued over a number of bigger video games like this, and Breath of the Wild 2 might encourage an identical feeling.
While this stretches the definition of “direct,” in the identical method Spirit Tracks adapts Phantom Hourglass‘ future, so too does A Link Between Worlds comply with up A Link to the Past. The video games share the identical Hyrule, separated by a number of generations. The Japanese titles for the 2 video games are even The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods and Triforce of the Gods 2, simply to hammer within the connection. There’s additionally a fan principle about Link Between Worlds‘ character Gramps being the exact same Link from A Link to the Past, however nothing on that entrance has been confirmed.
The most up-to-date direct sequel earlier than Breath of the Wild 2 will come as a shock to many, because it occurs to be The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. This 3DS spin-off truly stars the identical Link from A Link Between Worlds, simply rendered in Wind Waker‘s artwork model as a substitute of his personal. Joining along with two different Links, he units off to save lots of the princess of Hytopia from a curse positioned by the Drablands witch. It’s a lighthearted recreation, nevertheless it stays a canonical entry in The Legend of Zelda like every other.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is ready to launch in 2022 for Nintendo Switch.