It’s a secret to everyone.
As Nintendo continue to remain tight-lipped regarding the name of the upcoming sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in an interview with IGN, Bill Trinen has revealed the Big N are purposefully being secretive with the game’s title and their reason is one any Zelda fan can understand. Essentially it all comes down to spoilers.
Ever since Nintendo started adding subtitles to Zelda games, the titles have always given away either a major part of a game’s plot (Twilight Princess and Four Swords), or one of its key items, (Wind Waker and the Ocarina of Time) and with the sequel not releasing until next year, provided there are no delays, it seems Nintendo wants to not “give the game away” just yet. The full quote from Trinen can be seen here:
“As for why we’re holding back on the name, you’ll just have to stay tuned because, obviously, Zelda names are kind of important. Those subtitles… they start to give little bits of hints about maybe what’s going to happen.”
Incidentally, Nintendo doesn’t seem to mind that fans are referring to the sequel of Breath of the Wild as Breath of the Wild 2. In fact, Trinen even commented on this as well:
“[Breath of the Wild 2] is going to be shorthand and it’s natural for people to want to find a shorthand way to frame it. We’re still calling it the sequel to Breath of the Wild.”