Over the past week, some Nintendo fans on social media have convinced themselves that the “world premiere” we’re seeing at this year’s Game Awards has something to do with La Légende de Zelda: Breath of the Wild wing.
It all stems from a tweet from host and organizer Geoff Keighley – noting how honored he was to reveal a project he’s been working on with a developer for 2.5 years. The “hype” has since multiplied, but before you get too excited, you might want to keep reading.
On the latest Nate the Hate podcast, hosted by Nate Drake, a Nintendo insider — who neatly revealed Nintendo’s more expensive NSO N64 level, fellow “insider” and VentureBeat game reporter Jeff Grubb shared his own thoughts — noting how he really doesn’t expect that Sees Link’s next big adventure showcased at this year’s annual awards show.
Here are Grubb’s predictions of Nintendo’s future plans for BOTW 2, when asked if the planned title will appear at this week’s Game Awards on December 9. It’s worth noting that he also believes it will likely be released “closer” by the end of next year if it arrives until 2022:
“I’m on the ‘no’ side – the E3 trailer is so close in fact, it’s so close…this game [Zelda: BOTW 2] likely [is] It won’t come out until the end of next year, if it comes out in 2022. And so yeah – no… If they do, then what happens is we get the name and they show us a trailer explaining why the name is so important, maybe it’s ready and it’s going to be different than what they showed in E3, but I still think next time we watch this game it’s probably E3 or Zelda Direct dedicated, around this time maybe a few months ago, maybe a couple of months ago, so yeah. “
Nate added to this with his own thoughts – noting how Nintendo kept the name, to avoid revealing too much:
“Look, I agree with you—because the way they got it [Nintendo] I handled the game and the name they said, the name will reveal some of those secrets the game holds, so you wouldn’t want to show that a year ago, you might want to bring that closer to the actual release date, so it seems like it’s too early to give it an official title. “
But the rumor Metroid Prime Remaster – Jeff isn’t sure either. While he now admits it would be a good time to show it, he reiterates that he’s not sure Nintendo will show any games at this year’s Game Awards, and thinks it’ll be more likely to show a trailer for something like the upcoming Super Mario animation. Movie.
Jeff Grubb has a relatively good track record, and while these are just his “predictions” for the next Game Awards show, he accurately predicted BOTW 2 will appear during the Nintendo E3 show before the event.
Do you think we’ll see a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at this year’s Game Awards? What about Metroid? Leave your thoughts below.
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