It has been more than one year since Nintendo announced they are working on Breath of the Wild 2. The last thing we know is that the voice actors have done all recordings for the game back in July. Although today out-of-nowhere they revealed a Breath of the Wild prequel, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Nintendo admits they still don’t have anything to show for the sequel. The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma said the following in the Age of Calamity video announcement:
We mentioned in the June 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation that we had started development on the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. […] Regarding the sequel, in order to make the vast world you enjoyed exploring in the original game even more impressive, the team is working hard on its development, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer before we can provide more updates.”
Still, Aonuma is thankful that many people around the world are still playing Breath of the Wild. And while he can’t tell us anything more about Breath of the Wild 2 for now, he is hoping this prequel would tide us over in the meantime.
Hyrule Warriors producer Yosuke Hayashi added that the Age of Calamity should be a worthy addition to the main Zelda series; from its story to gameplay elements. Since, unlike the first game, this time around Koei Tecmo has worked closely with The Legend of Zelda team. Plus both Hayashi and Aonuma think that the previously-unexplored Great Calamity warring period would complement well with Dynasty Warriors-style hack-and-slash gameplay.
Unlike the previous Hyrule Warriors games, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was developed by working closely with the Zelda team in every step of the process, including gameplay direction, graphics, world, and all dialogue. And while we maintained the distinct gameplay style of the Warriors series with exciting ‘1 vs 1,000’ battles and a wide variety of playable characters, this will be the only game that lets you experience the world 100 years prior to the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild first-hand”.
Can’t wait to see how the Great Calamity unfolds? Disappointed that Nintendo still hasn’t shown anything new for Breath of the Wild 2? Tell us what you think in the comments below.