Nintendo has shown off behind-the-scenes secrets from the Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 and posted it to its recruitment page.
Featured on its careers website, the new images reveal the process of creating the only footage related to the upcoming sequel.
Nintendo Switch gamers got their first glimpse of the sequel during E3 2019, and there hasn’t been much shared since.
We have heard a few tidbits about why the new Legend of Zelda sequel is being made. But there hasn’t been new footage shown of the game since.
This latest update is available to view on the Nintendo recruitment site, via VGC, and showcases the process of capturing the content needed to build the final Maya Animation viewing experience.
It doesn’t share much in the way of new reveals, but it does show how much work is going into the new Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 project.
A rough translation from the Nintendo page reads: “In order to make the necessary content interesting, a “movie” is created.
“In the movie production work, while discussing with related staff such as directors, planners, scenario writers, etc., we will consider how best to direct, and use camerawork according to the purpose.”
Much of the new Legend of Zelda project remains a secret, including when it might be released on Nintendo Switch.
Rumours have suggested something could be announced next year, but there has been no direct word from Nintendo on the subject.
When discussing the next project at E3, series producer Eiji Aonuma was asked what might be different in the game.
This included the idea that Zelda might be a playable character alongside Link, which appears to be hinted at in the trailer.
“It’s kind of interesting that you bring that up,” he said to IGN, adding “because in Breath of the Wild, you see Zelda and Link together often too, so to go straight into the thought of co-op is very interesting to me.”
Fans are holding out hope that a new update on the Zelda project could be shared during an event like the Game Awards, being hosted next week.
The original Breath of the Wild featured at three previous TGAs, and given that past history with the Geoff Keighley fronted event, there’s a slim chance of something happening.
We would bet against BOTW 2 making an appearance during the TGAs but a lot will depend on Nintendo’s own plans.
Recent reports indicate that the company’s current policy of launching a few big games throughout the year continues to bear fruit.
As pointed out by NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella, the Nintendo Switch has had a very good November.
“There’s a chance that the 830k Switch units sold in the last week in November could push Switch to breaking the all-time November sales record for Hardware.
“I’ll be watching this closely and will share more when November data from The NPD Group releases on Dec 12th.”
It follows the news that during Thanksgiving week (Nov. 24 to Nov. 30), the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems sold a combined total of more than 830,000 units in the U.S, making it the single best week of U.S. sales in Switch history.
“Holiday shoppers see the value of Nintendo Switch, which offers a vast library of games for every type of player,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
“Whether shopping for the ideal gift or picking one up for yourself, the Nintendo Switch family of systems provides options that fit every play style.”
This would have been powered by Black Friday bundles but also buy the big launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield.
And the only title that could top that would be the release of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2, surely?