The Legend of Zelda community was sitting with baited breath as they watched yesterday’s Game Awards – waiting for news on the upcoming Zelda title. While we didn’t get any snippet on a release date, we did get a rocking new trailer!
If you happened to miss it, you can watch it right here:
Now, this trailer was amazing for a lot of reasons, but I’ll talk about a few. We got to see more of the casual side of Hyrule: people milling about in the background, but also some more combat shots! Link riding on the new iteration of Epona and slicing through a Guardian on Hyrule’s plains.
The frame drop when hitting enemies doesn’t seem nearly as bad now as it did during our initial E3 gameplay, which should calm a lot of fans who were concerned about that. In addition to seeing commoners, we catch a glimpse of a female character with long golden hair. She is holding something we can’t see very well, but could possibly be the Sheikah Stone Link uses in the game. Is this woman Zelda? That would make sense, but nothing is for certain with this game.
We see a flying creature shoot up to a big, flying machine as well, but it doesn’t say whether or not this is a friend or foe.
As you can see below, the creature is wearing a scarf or some sort of clothing that is the same color as Link’s tunic, which points to it being a friend.
We also got this glorious meme material
Near the end of the trailer, Hyrule Castle is seen being besieged by enemies, but Link is seen being surrounded by some sort of magic, sparkly things.
There are many more questions that haven’t been answered yet, but in time, Nintendo should give us some peeks into their tantalizing game. If you want to see some live gameplay, Bill and Nate from Nintendo Treehouse recorded a little playthrough of a quest that we haven’t seen before! You can check that out right below, and leave us your thoughts on either or both videos in the comments.