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Jun 12th 2019 at 12:53:09 PM

Well he says "I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again". I would hope that doesn't mean literally using the same overworld as the last game, because that would be dumb.

WolfThunder Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Jun 12th 2019 at 1:00:12 PM

So, since it's coming tomorrow, has Cadence of Hyrule been leaked yet? Asking for non-impatient reasons.

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Weirdguy149 Water Tribe’s Iron Man from Republic City Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
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Jun 12th 2019 at 1:00:25 PM

In the trailer, a huge castle popped up from the depths. So I think it's pretty obviously going to be at least a little different.

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FGHIK Mr. Speaker from right behind you Relationship Status: Halfway to Pon Farr
Mr. Speaker
Jun 12th 2019 at 1:16:30 PM

I'm mainly wondering how they'll deal with the Shrines. They can't just leave them there as the exact same puzzles. And they can't have all been completed without an explanation for where your hearts and stamina went. I don't see any lore friendly way to replace them with new areas either.

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Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator
Jun 12th 2019 at 1:27:27 PM

Upgrade the shrines to temples,simples

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Jun 12th 2019 at 1:39:50 PM

I figure the shrines will just bury themselves back in the ground with Link's original mission being over, then maybe a new set will emerge for the sequel. They'd probably have to do something like that, since not everybody will have gotten the DLC with the extra shrines.

Jun 12th 2019 at 2:34:53 PM

I completely agree with Aonuma about "I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again" because Breath of the Wild's Hyrule is my favourite version of Hyrule and just a great setting in general. But I refuse to believe he meant "reusing the same Bot W map with a number of differences in the sequel", because exploring the overworld is most of the gameplay in Breath of the Wild and reusing it in the sequel to the degree other people in this thread are suggesting would be ridiculous.

NaraNumas Tricky fluff
Tricky fluff
Jun 12th 2019 at 2:39:58 PM

I figure it'll be a sort of asset swap like how Majora's Mask was, yeah a lot of the consistencies from OOT was there, but it was still its entirely own world.

Maybe there'll be some form of time travel? Landscapes in fantasy worlds can shift drastically over 10k years.

Durazno Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jun 12th 2019 at 3:14:58 PM

Even if the landscape is broadly familiar, it looks like there's going to be more going on beneath it.

I'm honestly hoping for a smaller, denser world, but we'll see.

Jun 12th 2019 at 3:20:56 PM

You think this will be part two of a trilogy of games using the same Hyrule map?

Anyone wanna take a guess at the name? I've got a feeling it'll be "X of the Wild."

FGHIK Mr. Speaker from right behind you Relationship Status: Halfway to Pon Farr
Mr. Speaker
Jun 12th 2019 at 4:12:37 PM

I expected at least one sequel to BOTW, really hope they go back to formula after though.

I missed the part where that's my problem.
dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Jun 12th 2019 at 4:36:25 PM

You know what might be cool is if they do it like Dishonored 2. Where you pick you'd pick between Link or Zelda at the beginning of the game, and the character you don't picked gets captured for the duration of the adventure.

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HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Return of the Gangsta Bear!
Jun 12th 2019 at 4:37:13 PM

Nintendo...

JUST MAKE HER PLAYABLE!!!

Good grief! Why is that so hard for you guys?!

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Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator
Jun 12th 2019 at 4:38:06 PM

but what bout Link

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BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Jun 12th 2019 at 4:41:37 PM

I honestly have no desire to ever play as Zelda. I don’t blame them for having no interest in making it.

ILikeRobots Aspirant Creativity Wizard from the worlds of my imagination Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Aspirant Creativity Wizard
Jun 12th 2019 at 4:53:44 PM

[up] x3 If I had to guess, at least part of the reluctance is the fact that a lot of the higher ups are middle aged Japanese men and gender roles in Japan are stricter than in the west. And a lot of Japanese male creators have a...sordid track record with female characters and their representation. Nomura looking at you

They aren’t necessarily consciously sexist, but the idea of Zelda the traditional damsel as the hero probably comes off as something they wouldn’t even consider. They’re selective with their female characters, even Action Girl bounty hunter Samus in the fully Japanese-created Other M had a lot more “traditional female” characterization, not to mention the extremely hamfisted maternal symbolism in that game. And heels on her power suit for no reason.

They’re fine with one-offs and letting the girls take a more active role than before, but they still only have one primarily female-led franchise starring a heroine, and they have a very different idea of how she should be portrayed than the west (compare Metroid Prime series).

They had to make a silly side character Gender Flip of Link who was only in spin-offs once fans requested a female Link rather than making the hero of a Zelda game, otherwise a totally blank slate meant to connect with the player, female.

Edited by ILikeRobots on Jun 12th 2019 at 4:54:27 AM

Zelenal The Cat Knows Where It's At from Purrgatory Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
The Cat Knows Where It's At
Jun 12th 2019 at 4:58:11 PM

[up] What's crazy is that all of Samus' past adventures were helmed by the same guy and she was completely different in those games.

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dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Big Smoky
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:03:12 PM

It would just be nice to have a Zelda game where she isn’t relegated to barrier maiden or damsel in distress status. Her role in Spirit Tracks was nice, maybe something along the lines of that again?

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KarkatTheDalek Not as angry as the name would suggest. from Somwhere in Time/Space Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Not as angry as the name would suggest.
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:08:27 PM

Either way, I doubt Aonuma would be ready to reveal a playable Zelda right now, so I think him playing coy makes sense.

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MightyMatilda Never Forget from New Jersey, USA
Never Forget
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:08:42 PM De Romanīs, lingua Latina gloriosa non fuī.
Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:10:03 PM

He's played coy about this before IIRC so I'm not convinced it means anything.

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. ...not really though.
KarkatTheDalek Not as angry as the name would suggest. from Somwhere in Time/Space Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Not as angry as the name would suggest.
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:10:40 PM

Yeah, that’s what I meant - doesn’t mean no, but it doesn’t mean yes.

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Jun 12th 2019 at 5:13:43 PM

That's how I read it. I think this is a 'we're not going to answer this now because we remember people being let down when Zelda wasn't playable before'.


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