We are still waiting on news about the anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but a new rumour has surfaced that has potentially offered early details about the upcoming Nintendo Switch game.
These details have reportedly come from Tyler McVicker (courtesy of Reddit), who is known for his credibility in reporting about anything related to Valve on his YouTube channel, Valve News Network.
The sequel, which was first revealed to the world to coincide with E3 2019, will apparently be linear to start as, canonically, Link is already familiar with the Hyrule that his adventure will continue in.
McVicker claims that a miasmic version of Ganon has now infected the land, meaning that your goal will be to cleanse it so that you can freely move around Hyrule – unable to enter a particular area until the miasma has been cleared.
This has resulted in the developers adding more depth to the world compared to the original game, which, it would appear, hints at the fact that dungeons will make a return.
While designing the world for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, the team has taken inspiration from Red Dead Redemption 2 – which series director Eiji Aonuma has previously confirmed to IGN – as well as another unknown game.
“[Something] I did hear that a lot of people were playing was Red Dead Redemption 2,” Aonuma had shared when asked what games the development team had been playing.
The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development exclusively for Nintendo Switch.