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Zarkho said:
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I'm wondering if this arm is supposed to hint at something, or if it's a brand new concept.


When I first saw it, I thought of Midna for some reason. Though it doesn't look like her.

It seems that Link is somehow controling that turquoise hand. Gamexplain has uploaded an analysis of the trailer where you can clearly see how Link uses some kind of power with his hand that turns it to a very similar colour. What intrigues me is the fact that the "hand" over the dead figure, the one Link is supposedly controlling, has claws in the shadow over the wall. Can this mean that Link will have, or will transform into, some sort of evil "alter-ego"?

Hmmm....what if Link becomes the villain and Zelda has to rescue him from this evil force?  



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You know, ever since I completed the 2nd DLC pack (and by virtue, the game) and started looking forward to the next installment. The #1 thing I wanted for whatever the next 3D game would be after Breath of the Wild was that Nintendo would take the Majora's Mask route and make a sequel (not so much in terms of story, but gameplay and assets) that make use of the same assets and groundwork established in Breath of the Wild and perfect them to make a new, full experience that would truly stand on its own and be just as amazing, if not better, than Breath of the Wild. (Just like Majora's Mask ended being to Ocarina of Time, at least in my view.) And sure enough, that's exactly what we're getting!



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That is 100% Ganon's corpse. The hand holding it down is some kind of Sheikah magic sealing the corpse beneath the earth. My guess is what we're seeing is the very start of the game - Zelda and Link travel beneath the castle to find and destroy Ganon's corpse, but things go wrong. Ganon breaks free and retakes his human form (which has presumably been sealed for millenia given what we learn in BotW).



It could be a number of things really. It appears to be a catacomb beneath Hyrule Castle, which is where Calamity Ganon first appeared in BotW. This would make a Ganondorf resurrection of some kind not too far fetched. He was a fan favorite after all, but only appears in 3 mainline games.

However if the game takes place outside of Hyrule, being pulled into an alternate reality via some new evil entity is also very possible. This would not be the first time this type of event has taken place within Hyrule afterall and given the theme of the trailer, a journey to a neighboring land does not seem likely.

As to whether or not this means a return to Termina however depends on if this is actually connected to Majora or not, and there really is not enough evidence for me to comfortably back that theory up. Future trailers will make this more clear but FOR NOW, I am going to say no to this being Majora.

No matter what the case is however, this announcement made my day. It is no secret that I and many others have suspected that a MM style sequel with reused assets on Switch would fit well with the timing of this E3. Saying I am hyped would be a massive understatement.



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It's the Gerudo symbol. 99.99% chance it's Ganondorf. Looks nothing like Majora.

Seems like a darker toned sequel, in that way it is like Majora's Mask.



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
It's the Gerudo symbol. 99.99% chance it's Ganondorf. Looks nothing like Majora.

Seems like a darker toned sequel, in that way it is like Majora's Mask.

That is a very astute observation and I am inclined to agree that this is the most likely of all possibilities.



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According to an article on IGN, Aunoma states," The new Breath of the Wild or the sequel to it, it's not necesarily going to be related to Majora's Mask or inspired by it...What we showed you currently is a little darker."



majora's mask was one of the first games I got into as a kid and breath of the wild looked great, I might get a switch for this if its a sequel



Aonuma can say whatever he wants about Majora's Mask not being an inspiration or even a factor that's playing into this game's development, I'm not buying it one single bit. It's painfully obvious that the strategy and thought process behind developing this game is extremely similar to the strategy and thought process behind Majora's Mask: A darker, edgier sequel which takes place immediately after its predecessor that reuses the assets and engine already built and aims to perfect them while doing something on its own to stand out as an amazing game in its own right. It's almost 1:1, the development and foundation behind Majora's Mask. But hey, not that I'm complaining. Majora's Mask is the best classic-styled 3D Zelda game, in my view. So taking notes and drawings from its development is already a big plus for me!



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super_etecoon said:
According to an article on IGN, Aunoma states," The new Breath of the Wild or the sequel to it, it's not necesarily going to be related to Majora's Mask or inspired by it...What we showed you currently is a little darker."

When I refer to MM, I am speaking as to how they got it out so soon.  Reused assets such as character models and engine, and all that jaz.  It has nothing to do with the theme or plot what so ever.  That is not to say it cannot go that route (personally I am leaning no, as I believe the corpse is most likely Ganondorf), but that is a different topic.



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