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– by Seth McDonald

Work has begun on the next installment of one of the most legendary video game franchises of all time, The Legend of Zelda. This information comes from a note by Eiji Aonuma, (who has been director or producer on every Zelda game since 1998’s Ocarina of Time) in an official art book that bears the same name as the last entry into the franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game, Breath of the Wild was released in early March of this year and has garnered a 10 score on IGN with a community score of 8.9.

Given how much of a game-changer that latest Zelda game was, fans are wondering whether this next game will be another attempt to overhaul, or if it’ll be more of an iterative one. Given Nintendo’s history, the latter certainly feels like the most likely.

As someone who has played a good number of the games since the first one, I’m interested to see what direction they end up going with this one. The franchise has gone a long way since it’s 8-bit beginnings, and fans’ continued patience and acceptance of the new has helped catapult it deep into the pop culture-sphere.

Are you excited at the prospect of a new Zelda game? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: GameInformer

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I hear that in the next game Link is hiding on an island while the new bad guy takes over Hyrule. A young hand maiden journeys to his island with the Master Sword to get him back in the fight but he’d rather stay put and drink Lon Lon milk.

    • David Zaldivar

      and instead of having the fight people waited for 30 years to watch, link abandon his friends and simply vanish in to the air

      • Kindofabigdeal

        He plays the ocarina first then vanishes into the air.

      • Loveblanket

        But before that happens, we’ll get the slowest chase game ever made as Gannon’s forces cannot catch Link until the very fabric of his sails begins to unthread.

    • PK

      Babies

    • Victor Roa

      that’s basically Ravio from A Link Between Worlds

  • noahwayne0

    Probably end up going to Termina

  • Maybe the next game will have an ending with some actual narrative substance to it.

    • Moby85

      The poor story of Breath of the Wild gets forgotten as people gush about the, admittedly fun, open world mechanics.

  • Moby85

    I thoroughly enjoyed Breath of the Wild but I also am aware of its deep flaws in how it has a simple and poor story. This is further exacerbated by how what story there is, is just patched together in a few memories. While I felt connected to the world and loved exploring it to the fullest it had major problems crafting a good Zelda narrative.

  • PK

    Mario vs Zelda… in space