WATCH: An Early Graphical Comparison of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel to the Original Nintendo Switch Title

Published 06/16/2021, 10:41 AM EDT


Nintendo fans received the shocker of a lifetime during the developer’s E3 2021 showcase yesterday. Many of them expected to see updates to titles like Animal Crossing New Horizons or reveal the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro console. But, the company had some great surprises for the fans by revealing Kazuya to be the next fighter added in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Along with that, they also received some major news regarding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel.

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Nintendo announced the sequel to the hit Switch title during the exclusive E3 2019 Direct. In 2021, the developers revealed little about the game except for a gameplay trailer and a 2022 release year. Fans can notice some changes to Link and the surrounding environment by comparing the trailer to the original title. These are some of the massive changes to the franchise that will arrive in its latest iteration.

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E3 2021 trailer showcases the visual differences between the two Zelda: Breath of the Wild titles

The E3 2021 trailer for Zelda: Breath of the Wild showcased some serious improvements to the visuals of the franchise. From the start itself, fans can notice the kingdom of Hyrule in the sky surrounded by a lot of clouds. This is a significant increase in volume for clouds from the first title of the game.

Similarly, the terrain has slightly changed as well with some major changes to the Mountain of Death. Fans can notice that the volcanic activity in it has stopped. So now they can visit it easily unlike in the first Nintendo Switch Zelda title which forced players to use special high-temperature resistant armor. In the end, it confirmed that Hyrule won’t have any major modifications except for some visual upgrades.

The trailer for Zelda: Breath of the Wild showcased more changes to protagonist Link who has a lot of different outfits and hair designs. But it seems like the character’s animation has changed little, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The trailer also gave fans a tease of Link’s new ability, which allowed him to go through vertical walls. It looked extremely cool, and fans should have a lot of fun using it in the game.

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Massive graphical improvements in the 2022 title

Other than that, some shots also revealed the large draw distance that the sequel will have. It’s unclear whether the title will have 60 FPS for a console like the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro. But if it does, it would definitely be a major reason for fans to upgrade their current Nintendo Switch consoles.

Overall, it seems like the Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel won’t have any major changes to Hyrule. But fans should expect better visuals and performance along with a heartfelt story involving Zelda and Link. The game will arrive in 2022, and players can’t wait to hear more about it.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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