The trailer, which shows off some of the game’s new customization features, starts with an inkling as it makes its way from the dusty wastelands to a wider city that looks, according to folks on Twitter, like Hong Kong.Chances are good the area will serve as the new hub world for the game – but it’s not something we’d bet our ink-rollers on at this point.
Speaking of rollers, what we can glean from the trailer, though, is that there will be a few new weapons including a neat bow and arrow that we see in the hands of the inkling. There’s also a new map – a desert with fish bones – that sort of alludes to an ocean-less future dystopia, but again, it’s all anyone’s guess based off this trailer.
Nintendo’s long and desolate road to 2022
Considering we’re just two months into 2021, next year is a long ways away – especially if you’re Nintendo. The Big N has a few first-party titles between now and then like New Pokémon Snap, Mario Golf: Super Rush and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD but the schedule looks a bit empty after that.
That changed slightly thanks to today’s Nintendo Direct, but it also delivered the bad news that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 still isn’t ready to be shown off yet.
There are some good third-party games coming in the next few months for Nintendo Switch owners like Monster Hunter: Rise and Apex Legends, but it’s still looking pretty desolate all things considered.
Hopefully we’ll hear some Metroid Prime 4 or Breath of the Wild 2 news at E3 2021 but, if we don’t, it could be a long 12 months for Nintendo Switch owners.