Breath of the Wild sequel could be named 'Breath of Duality' says insider

Breath of the Wild 2
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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could potentially be named 'Breath of Duality' according to a recent blog post by an insider. 

As pointed out by Nintendo Life (opens in new tab), journalist Paul Gale - who has many high profile connections to the video game industry - has shared a post on his own website (opens in new tab) titled: "Rumor: Botw sequel’s name is (was) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Duality."

According to the post, Gale got this "intel" from a source who claims that the title of Breath of the Wild 2 contains "its main hook." The title reportedly named 'Breath of Duality' is a reference to the first game in the series as well as "a nod to the fact that you can play as more than the aforementioned title’s Link," hence the word 'duality' supposedly being in the title. 

Also contained in the blog post, Gale writes 'duality' is also a reference to "duality between character abilities, on land and floating regions, past and present, darkness and light, etc." However, the post also claims that the person responsible for this info "did note that this name was seen a considerable amount of time ago and could have been one of many template titles." 

So don’t start committing this title to memory yet, as Gale’s post also says: "This is a rumor for a reason because it does not come from a direct source." Meaning it could no longer apply to the game when it does eventually release or potentially might not have even been true to begin with. 

Almost three years after it was first unveiled at E3 2019, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is still mostly shrouded in mystery. So far, we’ve had a reveal, gameplay trailer, and a 2022 release window but other than that we still don’t know exactly when we will be able to return to Hyrule and what that adventure will be officially called. 

What we do know though is that Nintendo Treehouse’s Bill Trinen did previously say that the title contains clues about the story, hence why Nintendo has been so tight-lipped about it all this time. 

Still not sure whether you want to catch up on Link’s adventure before the sequel arrives? Find out why you should play Breath of the Wild

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.