The news was announced during the company's E3 2019 press conference with a short teaser trailer.
During the Nintendo Direct E3 2019 live stream, the company revealed that a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is now in development for the Nintendo Switch. While plot details and game play are of course, under wraps, the video showed Link and Zelda exploring a cave and coming upon a desiccated corpse which promptly glows with evil.
Beyond just updates to the visuals and gameplay, the new version of Link's Awakening will also serve as home to a Dungeon Maker mode in the vein of the Mario Maker series that's won the (often sadistic) hearts and minds of players the world over.
Towards the end of the presentation, Nintendo shocked fans when it dropped a teaser trailer for the Breath of the Wild 2. The preview explicitly called it the sequel to Breath of the Wild.
However, it also said its highly anticipated Animal Crossing game had been delayed until March 2020. Ultimate later this year, while Dragon Quest's Hero is set for release summer.
The Legend of Zelda series started in 1986. No release date was given, but hopefully we'll hear more throughout the show. As you can see, the game will maintain the original's cartoonish vibe-a stark contrast to Breath of the Wild's lifelike aura-but with Switch-appropriate graphics.