Zelda might finally get her moment in ‘Breath of the Wild’ sequel
We know almost nothing about the next Legend of Zelda game, but we do know it’s going to be a sequel to Breath of the Wild and it kinda sorta looks like Zelda might be the star. Finally.
The Breath of the Wild sequel was revealed with a short teaser during Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct at E3, showing us a game with a similar style to BotW but darker, danker, and with direct involvement from Zelda herself.
Based on this teaser it looks like Link might be out of commission, at least for part of this game. There’s an evil-looking ethereal presence in the dungeon that Link and Zelda have delved into and, just for a moment, we see it grab Link’s arm.
After that happens, in a series of quick cuts we see Zelda and Link being separated by the shifting ground and then there’s Zelda, standing by herself as some sort of old dead guy (possibly Ganondorf[!]) comes to life.
Link and Zelda are clearly split up, and judging by the way Link was grabbed, this scene seems to imply that Zelda is the only one with agency in this dungeon. It seems to imply that players will take control of Zelda in her quest to rescue Link.
We’ve spent decades playing as Link, the plucky beacon of courage who’s been thrust time and time again into scenarios where he has to rescue Zelda from the clutches of evil. Despite the series being named The Legend of Zelda, we’ve never gotten a real chance to play as the titular character.
She’s been relegated to the role of damsel in distress time and time again. It’s time to give Zelda fans what they want and make her the hero.
Not only is Zelda one of three bearers of the triforce (the others being Link and Ganon), she got a haircut that seems to be primed for adventuring. There’s no way her new bob is going to get in the way of her swinging swords and shooting arrows.
She’s literally holding the torch in this trailer.
It’s 2019, folks. Make Zelda the protagonist of a Zelda game.