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Breath of the Wild 2 Trailer Reveals 2022 Release Window

Breath of the Wild 2 is coming in 2022.
Breath of the Wild 2 is coming in 2022. / Photo courtesy of Nintendo

Nintendo debuted a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 on Tuesday, during its E3 Direct broadcast. Nintendo is aiming for a 2022 release.

Breath of the Wild 2 Set for 2022 Release Date

The trailer, which closed out the broadcast, shows Link tumbling, gliding and flying through the skies above Hyrule. Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma said the sequel intends to expand the playable area to include those skies, suggesting players will have new ways to navigate a Skyward Sword-style flying overworld.

Bokoblin bases appear revamped, as a fortress design familiar to anyone who played the first game stands up to reveal a living stone golem as its base. Link has at least one new toy to fight these enemies: a magical green gauntlet of some kind that has the powers of the Sheikah Slate, freezing a spiked boulder and launching it in the opposite direction.

Link also uses it to blast fire at an enemy, float up to the islands in the sky, and pass straight through solid matter.