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Breath Of The Wild 2 Trailer May Tease The Return Of An Ancient Enemy

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 announcement was one of the biggest surprises of E3 2019. The dark undertones of the First Look trailer, which clocks in at less than a minute and a half, threw fans through a loop. In the days since the conference, the reveal has caused a storm of speculation, including conjecture that the sequel will make Zelda a playable character and include co-op play.


One theory gaining traction suggests that Breath of the Wild 2 may have direct ties to Twilight Princess and may see the return of two villains. According to Reddit user u/ReroFunk, when you reverse the audio used in the teaser trailer, you can hear notes from Zant's Theme, one of the main antagonists from Twilight Princess

Expanding on this, ReroFunk pointed out that the corpse's positioning in the trailer matches a pose used frequently by Zant. The markings and green light that appear are also reminiscent of the Twilight Realm. The thread also suggests that the hand shown could belong to Zant, Midna, or one of her descendants. Other users commented that the gold bracelet on the hand in question resembles the Twilight Throne.


ReroFunk takes things a step further, speculating that it was Demise, the final boss in Skyward Sword, and not Ganon who gave Zant his power. The origin story of the franchise, Skyward Sword established Demise as the original evil. In his death throws, Demise foretold the coming of Ganon, the incarnation of his hatred, in a Cycle of Rebirth. Though Ganon acts as his vessel, Demise could be Zant's true master.

Fans likely have a long wait ahead for more information about the Breath of the Wild sequel. If ReroFunk's theories prove correct, you  may end up facing the return of Demise in a story tied to Midna and the Twilight Realm. Nintendo has yet to provide a release date for Breath of the Wild 2.