Possible new Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 detailed in Nintendo patent

A recent patent filed by Nintendo tells us a little more about the gameplay of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The information was unearthed by our partners at GameReact, who identified three patents filed by Nintendo and published on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website from December 2, 2021. We see details of the gameplay mechanics that closely match excerpts from the E3 trailer for BOTW 2.

Each of these patents includes a textual description and a diagram detailing the character’s actions.

Patent number US20210370179 focuses on the stages of free fall. It describes the range of movements that the character (Link) will be in the air. We learn that during these stages he will be able to change his position: for example, looking at himself with his back to the ground or diving down. The interesting thing is that he will be able to shoot arrows in any of these positions. With the introduction of the E3 trailer featuring Free Fall scenes, we can imagine these sequences will be pivotal in the game.

This is a feature seen in the latest BOTW 2 trailer presented to us by patent US20210370175. This is the moment the link passes through the substance. Upon reading the descriptive text of the patent, everything states that this action can be performed independently, provided that the character is placed well below the ground he intends to cross and is in fact “a game”. field”.

‘Phase-through Terrain’ Patent. Source: WIPO

The final patent (US20210370178), nicknamed “rewind” by the community, would likely, as its name suggests, to reverse time. This functionality would be applied to objects, it would allow them to go back in time to bring them back to their initial state. This is what we see once again in the trailer unveiled at E3: Link uses this power on a ball of spades running at him, she goes back in time and crushes enemies behind it.

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Nintendo apparently did not comment on the publication of these patents. Even if it looks like they refer to BotW 2’s gameplay, tweezers are still required. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has yet to be named, is due out on Nintendo Switch in 2022.


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