Breath of the Wild redefined what a Zelda game could be. The green tunic was shed, the characters could speak and the world was vast. It won over fans instantly and it even broke the record for the best-selling Zelda game of all time. Now we are only weeks away from Breath of the Wild’s sequel: Tears of the Kingdom. This sequel has been highly anticipated ever since Nintendo gave us a brief glimpse at E3 2019. Every time new information is dropped about Tears of the Kingdom, the fans go wild with theories, art, frame-by-frame breakdowns, and just sharing their excitement.
So why is it, although I am anxiously waiting to play Tears of the Kingdom, I am more excited for whatever Zelda game is going to come out next? Well, I will break down my main reasons…
A new Hyrule, or perhaps even a new world.
This is one you have probably already heard about from someone online. While there are a ton of fans eager to play Tears of the Kingdom, there are also those who are not too thrilled to revisit the same Hyrule they did in Breath of the Wild. Don’t get me wrong, Hyrule looked absolutely amazing in that game, but most fans have already explored every single corner of that land for the past 5 years. Although Breath of the Wild’s sequel promises new additions to this Hyrule, as well as updated versions of the enemies, it still seems to be at least 70% the same.
I am ready to venture through a completely new version of Hyrule, just like we have experienced with previous games and past versions of Link and Zelda. Or maybe we could hope for something even more interesting than that. Past games, such as Skyward Sword and Majora's Mask have given us locations beyond Hyrule. Could we expect to see a completely new land in the next Zelda title?