• Zelda's dominance in this trailer may hint to her inclusion as a playable character, if not an outright two-player mode, but Nintendo did not offer any gameplay details in this reveal.
  • A different kind of awakening.
  • It's unclear what Zelda was scared of in this split-second moment, but, really, the whole trailer was spooky enough.
  • "Talk… to… the… hand."
  • Not a welcome gesture, skelly.
  • Link and Zelda ride into danger.
  • "The sequel to Breath of the Wild is now in development."

LOS ANGELES—Nintendo announced a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development during a Nintendo Direct presentation Tuesday morning. No release date or target window was announced.

A short teaser trailer for the game showed Zelda and Link exploring a dark cave together, lit only by torchlight, in an art style that seemed extremely similar to the Breath of the Wild engine. That suggests the possibility of a two-player mode for the upcoming sequel, though Nintendo offered absolutely nothing in the way of gameplay details. The teaser also included an a zombie-style creature that turned his head with a violent cracking sound, seemingly in response to their presence.

Nintendo also announced a slight delay for its previously announced Animal Crossing game, now titled New Horizons and targeting a March 20, 2020 launch. A short trailer showed a camping theme for the game, with your tent-residing villager building fires on the beach, fishing, hanging laundry out to dry, and rolling up snowballs in the winter months. Tom Nook is also there to demand an egregious payment for your stay and help you craft items at a workbench as well. Shot of multiple villagers running around the same campsite also suggest that multiplayer gameplay will be supported.

Other notable announcements in Nintendo's 40-minute presentation this morning include:

  • Banjo and Kazooie will join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, courtesy of their current corporate owners at Microsoft/Rare in the fall. "The Hero" from the Dragon Quest series will also be coming to the game as DLC in the summer, featuring a variety of skins using character designs from throughout Dragon Quest history.
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 takes place in a hotel and features local and online co-op gameplay for up to eight players in a new "Scarescraper" mode. Luigi's ghost-sucking vacuum can now slam ghosts on the ground, use a plunger to pull scenery, and send ghosts away with a burst of air. The game comes to Switch sometime in 2019.
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