The trailer opened up with voice prompting Link, who was specifically named, to wake up and open his eyes, which hints at voice acting and is a callback to Link normally waking from sleep at the beginning of most of his journey.
Several details were shown, mostly displaying Link’s new abilities; he can scale cliff walls, chop trees, hunt animals, hang glide, and cook food. It seems he can wrangle wild horses as well, so there might not be a singular pet horse like Epona.
There was a variety of wildlife and scenery throughout the trailer. Ducks, elk, cranes. Valleys, beaches, planes. There were several ruins scattered across the lands and something that looked like Hyrule Castle in the distance. Other areas appeared to be something like the Temple of Time and the Great Bridge of Hylia.
Link was seen wearing different armor and utilizing a variety of weapons. The most intriguing item at his disposal was a stone tablet, which has a Sheikah eye at its center. This may be a very important item, as it is seen on Link’s hip in previously released promotional art. It might also mean the Sheikah have a role to play in this game.
The tablet seems to grant to ability to move objects and affect the environment itself, turning water into a block (assuming this is the power of the tablet itself). The Beamos-like enemies seen in the first trailer seemed to react to Link removing the tablet from its pedestal. Other enemies include what look like Bokoblins, Chuchus, and perhaps Moblins.
The trailer ended with a reveal of the iconic Master Swords, though it seems to have rusted with time, and it was incorporated into the very simplistic white lettering of the logo. The words “The Legend of Zelda” were also withered. This and the condition of the Master Sword suggest that this Zelda game take place several years in Hyrule’s future.
And yes, after the trailer, Reggie did call this place Hyrule. He promised that this is one of the biggest experiences that Nintendo has ever delivered.
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