Fans have discovered something quite intriguing regarding the creepy trailer music in the sequel for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo's final E3 announcement was unexpected and became one of the biggest talking points of the whole show.
Breath of the Wild's sequel is now in development. This news was surprising because Nintendo typically makes standalone 3D Zelda games with new versions of Link and Zelda. The last time Nintendo crafted a direct sequel was in the year 2000, with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Interestingly, Breath of the Wild's sequel appears to be similar in some ways to Ocarina of Time's sequel. Majora's Mask went darker and grimmer than its predecessor. With a haunting Moon looming over the land, there was a feeling of bleakness. Although it's just one teaser, Breath of the Wild's sequel appears to be aiming for that kind of dark atmosphere. The footage was anything but cheerful.
Fans have been scrambling trying to see if there is any kind of meaning to the eerie music played in the E3 trailer. A YouTuber named Coyote Wild played the audio in reverse at different speeds. You may be able to hear a rendition of the classic NES Zelda Game Over music. Check out the reverse footage below, although be warned: if you thought the original audio was creepy enough, it may be even more so now.
For reference, here is a link to the Zelda Game Over music. The reversed audio does sound like it has a similar rhythm to the Game Over music. Assuming this is intentional, the meaning is very interesting to consider. Also, for more disturbing things to consider, a number of comments under the video claim to hear statements in the reverse audio, such as, "Oh Zelda, oh please find the body," and, "Help us." Watch the video, and see if you come to similar conclusions, or something different.
With just one brief teaser, Nintendo has gained everyone's attention. Following up on one of the most acclaimed games of this generation is no easy feat. Nintendo has done it in the past, however, such as with Super Mario Galaxy 2, and of course, Majora's Mask. It's probably going to be at least two years before the release of Breath of the Wild's sequel, so speculation on the storyline will continue.