Organizer Geoff Keighley tweeted to say that the large reveal has been in the works for 2 and a half years – roughly the quantity of time that is handed since the final BOTW 2 trailer – and that he’s actually honored to share it. Unsurprisingly, this has fanned flames of hypothesis round what this recreation may be.
Just noticed the last reduce of a #thegameawards world premiere we have now been engaged on with a developer for 2.5 years. Truly honored we’re entrusted to share this work with the world.November 28, 2021- Advertisement-
Now, there are arguments in opposition to this risk, specifically that it wouldn’t be a “world premiere” contemplating that Breath of the Wild 2 has been proven off a couple of instances (although asserting its official title and release date could nonetheless qualify for this time period). BOTW 2 was first teased at E3 2019, after which we had been handled to a different presentation of the recreation at E3 earlier this 12 months.
With that in thoughts, let’s dive into the particulars of why this could nonetheless be BOTW 2…
Analysis: What’s in a title? Quite a lot, actually
For starters, as Nintendo Life, which noticed the above tweet, factors out, there have been situations in the previous the place so-referred to as premieres for The Game Awards have been aired for video games which have already been glimpsed.
Then there’s additionally the indisputable fact that we all know Zelda series producer, Eiji Aonuma, has stated that improvement is continuing ‘smoothly’ on the sequel and that we’ll get more info this 12 months. Aside from what was imparted at E3 2021, we could nonetheless get more data earlier than 2021 is out – notably contemplating that 2022 is a broad, and instant release window, and we do not but know the actual date to count on the recreation to launch.
Remember, we don’t have an official title for the recreation both, so it’d make sense for that to be revealed (alongside additional footage or a demo of some form). Nintendo has stated earlier than that it’s intentionally holding again on revealing the title of the sequel, as it’ll give some clear clues as to what the recreation will be about. So, giving us the official title would be an apparent transfer to make with the ‘premiere’ – however that is all conjecture of course.
In brief, the thought of BOTW 2 suits properly sufficient right here, nevertheless it could be one thing else, of course – possibly that Metroid Prime 4 recreation we have been hankering for, or a remake of Prime 1, after Metroid Dread stoked pleasure for the franchise but once more?