Nintendo Responds to Breath of the Wild 2 Comparisons With Majora’s Masks
“I’d say it’s a simple comparability or conclusion to leap to at this time limit, simply given what’s been proven to date and given the character of it being a direct sequel,” Trinen defined. “So I perceive folks making that conclusion, however on the identical time – and I don’t wish to delve an excessive amount of into it – however that is its personal recreation.”
Direct sequels are comparatively uncommon within the Zelda franchise, however the comparisons being made right here go additional than simply that. For starters, Majora’s Masks is a a lot darker recreation in each tone and story than Ocarina of Time, and Breath of the Wild’s sequel appears to be leaning towards a equally grim path.
Moreover, whereas Majora’s Masks passed off in a wholly new location with a model gameplay loop constructed round its ominous countdown mechanic, it did additionally reuse many belongings and far of the identical know-how as Ocarina of Time. Based mostly solely on what we’ve seen to date, Breath of the Wild’s follow-up is equally crammed with loads of recognizable enemies and places, even going down on the identical world map as the unique (albeit with its personal drastic variations, like some newly revealed floating islands above it).
However regardless of the visible similarities we’ve already seen, Trinen doesn’t appear assume the comparisons to how Majora’s Masks reused components of its predecessor are totally truthful. “I feel as we begin to present a bit extra of the sport over the approaching months to the following 12 months or so, it’ll in all probability begin to be a bit extra obvious the place this recreation stands by itself and what makes it so distinctive,” Trinen mentioned.
It’s true that we haven’t seen a lot of this sequel in any respect but, with its solely two trailers combining for a complete of three minutes of footage. This newest one gave a clearer glimpse of how issues have modified, with Hyperlink sporting new talents and a brand new arm Venom Snake could be happy with. Trinen indicated there was actually extra we don’t learn about too, saying “the way in which that [this sequel] builds on Breath of the Wild, which already was such an expansive recreation with so many layers of Hyperlink’s talents and layers to the gameplay… I feel that is going to layer fairly a bit extra into that.”
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Sadly, Trinen was tight lipped for now on precisely what these layers will entail, and even what any of the brand new talents we noticed within the trailer particularly had been, as a substitute opting to let the neighborhood hypothesis proceed. However one factor he was clear about was that there’s a lot extra to return. “By the point you end enjoying it, I feel everyone might be going to return to the conclusion that that is actually its personal factor.”
Trinen additionally spoke about why we haven’t heard the sequel’s precise identify but, and you’ll find a full round-up of all of Nintendo’s E3 bulletins right here.