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https://www.gameinformer.com/e3-2019/2019/06/11/breath-of-the-wilds-director-is-returning-for-the-sequel

It would appear that while assets will be used in the sequel similar to how Majora's Mask was handled, development process will be all that will be shared between these two sequels.  Many wondered if this game would take place in a new land, alternate reality, or Hyrule as we know it.

The man behind the game himself has given us an answer, and it appears that it will take place in the same Hyrule we grew to love in the first game.

It will be interesting to see how they handle this, and I have mixed emotions.  On one hand I was looking forward to exploring a new land or reality similar to how Termina was handled.  On the other hand, Hyrule in BotW was so massive, there is a ton of untapped potential that can be used.  It took them so long to make the world that it would be a shame to not utilize it as to it's fullest.

So what do you guys think?  Are you happy about this, or does this leave you disappointed?  Also what kind of changes to the land could this new threat impose to keep the experience fresh?

The possibilities are endless and I cannot wait to see what you all have to say regarding this decision, and what how you think the revising of Hyrule will be handled.  I will say this, holiday 2020 or March 2021 is looking a lot more possible with this news.



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It was announced as a direct sequence to Breath of the Wild. Why wouldn't it be the same Hyrule?



Xxain said:
It was announced as a direct sequence to Breath of the Wild. Why wouldn't it be the same Hyrule?

Majora's Mask was a direct sequel to Ocarina of time and it was not the same world.  Wind Waker was a direct sequel to Ocarina of Time as well that took place in the adult timine, and it took place on the great sea.  Spirit Tracks was a direct sequel to Phantom Hourglass, which was a direct sequel to Wind Waker, and those all took place in different areas as well.

This would actually be the second direct sequel in Legend of Zelda history (a link between worlds being the first) to do this, so that is a pretty clear indication as to why people would wonder if it would take place in Hyrule or a neighboring region/reality.



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Here's the direct quote :

"One of the reasons we wanted to create a continuation was because I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again, while incorporating new gameplay and new story," he says."

What does this truly entail ? He could expand it, modify it heavily or it could have just meant the same world as the "same space in the timeline" just like Spirit Track and Phantom Hourglass where part of the same world as Wind Waker.



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As long as there are substantial changes, I'm fine with that. If it feels like DLC, I'll be let down.



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Still haven't finished the first game so for me don't matter lol.



 

 

Is the perfect opportunity for them to expand on the content of Hyrule.

BotW left a fantastic foundation with its physics, emergent gameplay, AI and mechanics, now they can fill the world with even more enemy variety, more themes to puzzles and dungeons.

BotW, beyond being an amazing game, is also one that leaves a ton of potential to be tapped and something I hope this sequel manages to realize.



Mar1217 said:
Here's the direct quote :

"One of the reasons we wanted to create a continuation was because I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again, while incorporating new gameplay and new story," he says."

What does this truly entail ? He could expand it, modify it heavily or it could have just meant the same world as the "same space in the timeline" just like Spirit Track and Phantom Hourglass where part of the same world as Wind Waker.

To me it seems like it will be a modified version of the same map.  If not, it would have been better off as DLC.  However with this new threat, and the fact that it takes place some time after the first game, there is plenty of different ways Hyrule could grow.

If it took place in the same timeline and that is all, he would have stated as such.  He specifically said, "the same Hyrule" which implies reusing the same map.  For example, in Majora's Mask he specifically said Termina.  In Phantom Hourglass the realm of the Ocean King was referenced specifically, and New Hyrule in Spirit tracks is on an entirely new continent.  With that in mind, I feel he would have said a new region if something along those lines if it took place outside of Hyrule.

Who knows, maybe this will take Hyrule to the dark post-apocalyptic level many people originally thought the first game was going to be in at first...maybe darker...

Reusing the same map is not a bad thing if done correctly, and I have full faith in the Zelda team to do things right.



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Shiken said:
Mar1217 said:
Here's the direct quote :

"One of the reasons we wanted to create a continuation was because I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again, while incorporating new gameplay and new story," he says."

What does this truly entail ? He could expand it, modify it heavily or it could have just meant the same world as the "same space in the timeline" just like Spirit Track and Phantom Hourglass where part of the same world as Wind Waker.

To me it seems like it will be a modified version of the same map.  If not, it would have been better off as DLC.  However with this new threat, and the fact that it takes place some time after the first game, there is plenty of different ways Hyrule could grow.

If it took place in the same timeline and that is all, he would have stated as such.  He specifically said, "the same Hyrule" which implies reusing the same map.  For example, in Majora's Mask he specifically said Termina.  In Phantom Hourglass the realm of the Ocean King was referenced specifically, and New Hyrule in Spirit tracks is on an entirely new continent.  With that in mind, I feel he would have said a new region if something along those lines if it took place outside of Hyrule.

Who knows, maybe this will take Hyrule to the dark post-apocalyptic level many people originally thought the first game was going to be in at first...maybe darker...

Reusing the same map is not a bad thing if done correctly, and I have full faith in the Zelda team to do things right.

Don't worry, most have probably faith in them to pull it off again ;)



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NightlyPoe said:
Shiken said:

https://www.gameinformer.com/e3-2019/2019/06/11/breath-of-the-wilds-director-is-returning-for-the-sequel

It would appear that while assets will be used in the sequel similar to how Majora's Mask was handled, development process will be all that will be shared between these two sequels.  Many wondered if this game would take place in a new land, alternate reality, or Hyrule as we know it.

The man behind the game himself has given us an answer, and it appears that it will take place in the same Hyrule we grew to love in the first game.

It will be interesting to see how they handle this, and I have mixed emotions.  On one hand I was looking forward to exploring a new land or reality similar to how Termina was handled.  On the other hand, Hyrule in BotW was so massive, there is a ton of untapped potential that can be used.  It took them so long to make the world that it would be a shame to not utilize it as to it's fullest.

So what do you guys think?  Are you happy about this, or does this leave you disappointed?  Also what kind of changes to the land could this new threat impose to keep the experience fresh?

The possibilities are endless and I cannot wait to see what you all have to say regarding this decision, and what how you think the revising of Hyrule will be handled.  I will say this, holiday 2020 or March 2021 is looking a lot more possible with this news.

Honestly, that's disappointing.

Because the same world again? But same world # same map only, they could expand and make the new part. All the previous direct sequel Zelda games before didn't have the completely same map. But yeah, we don't know yet