Between yelling about the latest Pokemon, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games in the aftermath of the E3 Nintendo Direct, comes frantic theorising about Breath of the Wild’s newly announced sequel.
It’s no surprise, given how ominous the new trailer looks – what with reversed music, evil-looking energies and a mummy glaring at the screen (you). Watch it here, if you haven’t already:
At this point, not much is known about the upcoming sequel. However, due to the game’s dramatic change in tone from Breath of the Wild, many have suspected that the game will be related to Majora’s Mask – one of the darker titles (thematically) in the Zelda franchise.
However, it’s been confirmed in an IGN interview with Eiji Aonuma, Director and Producer of the Zelda series, that the sequel will not be related to Majora’s mask. “The new Breath of the Wild or the sequel to it, it’s not necessarily going to be related to Majora’s Mask or inspired by it… What we showed you currently is a little darker,” Aonuma said.
Yikes. While that makes us all the more excited, let’s take a look at one of the most popular fan theories for the Breath of the Wild sequel in the meantime:
The Mummy in sequel’s teaser is Ganondorf.
For those acquainted with Breath of the Wild, you might be aware of a myth that was presented within it, in the form of a song. The myth told a tale of a Princess and a Hero who teamed up with the Divine Beasts to defeat Calamity Ganon – which is basically the overarching plotline of Breath of the Wild, where you (Link) is the hero.
Here’s the catch, though: The hero in the myth looks nothing like Link. Instead, it resembles the mummy in the teaser: flowing red hair, a pig-like head and what looks like gold jewellery.
These features are coincidentally similar to those of Ganondorf’s, the villain in most Zelda games. These similarities have lead people to theorise that perhaps Ganondorf was the original hero of legend in Breath of the Wild’s world, and that he’s been buried and/or sealed under Hyrule Castle following the battle mentioned in the myth. For what reason that might be, we don’t know.
Until Nintendo gives us more information, we’re pretty much left to speculate in the dark! Regardless, we’re looking forward to the sequel – if it’s going to be anything like Breath of the Wild, we’re sure it’s going to be amazing.