Zelda Breath of The Wild 2: the latest images revive rumors around the Switch Pro

By taking a closer look at the images from the latest trailer for Zelda Breath of The Wild 2, the experts at Digital Foundry are wondering. Faced with the quality of reflections, volumetric effects or even anti-aliasing, journalists wonder if the game would not also be planned to accompany the launch of the Switch Pro.

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As you may know, Nintendo recently took the floor to announce some sad news: Zelda Breath of The Wild 2 will not be released on Switch in 2022. We will indeed have to wait until spring 2023 to discover the new adventures of Link and the Princess of Hyrule.

To justify this postponement, series producer Eiji Aonuma recalled that the title is particularly ambitious, since it will invite players to explore not only the complaints of Hyrule, but also the heavens of the kingdom. The opportunity for the builder to unveil some new images of the game, in which we can see our hero walking on the ground of several islands and structures suspended in the canopy.

Also read: The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild 2 announced for Nintendo Switch at E3 2019

Zelda BOW 2: the first Switch Pro game?

One thing is certain, the quality of the images is rather impressive for the Nintendo Switch. To such a point, moreover, that the specialists at Digital Foundry are wondering. For them, it’s entirely possible that Zelda Breath of The Wild 2 isn’t just for the current Nintendo Switch and Switch OLED. According to these experts, the title could very well accompany the launch of a possible Switch Prowhose existence has been brought to the fore again following a hack by Nvidia.

This trailer was interesting because the picture quality looked pretty good I think. I was a little surprised by how sharp and clear this one was compared to the original in general. It could be the next Switch, or it could just be a trailer with higher rendering, resolution and settings.” tempers John Linneman, veteran journalist of Eurogamer and Digital Foundry.

In other words, and you will have understood, two options are possible: either Nintendo is indeed at work on a more powerful version of the Switch with this new Zelda as its spearhead, or the trailer in question does not reflect the real visual quality of the title. Even though it’s an unfortunately common practice in the industry, until now Nintendo has always released trailers that are representative of a game’s technical state, evidenced by this. the various trailers of Pokémon Arceus which did not hide the “questionable” graphic rendering of the title.

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