sc94597 said: Five times bigger brings it to about 50 sq mi by the way, for those of you who are wondering - Xenoblade Chronicles was about 12 sq mi. Zelda U is estimated to be about 18 sq mi if the map shown by Miyamoto/Aonuma is the whole world. So this game will probably be about 3 times bigger than Zelda U if we assume that the 5 times bigger estimate is only horizontal space and not vertical as well. If it is also vertical then Zelda U can possibly be a similar size since the 18 sq mi estimate does not include the surface area of mountains and pits.
Are you sure the first game was 12 sq mi? Because I've hard multiple different sizes.