Nintendo Treehouse’s Bill Trinen had plenty to say to IGN about what The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is, even though he couldn’t reveal anything new about the game itself. One topic in particular had been about comparisons to Majora’s Mask, and if the game is really its own thing.
Trinen understands why, for the time being, that this is happening. He said to IGN that “I would say it’s an easy comparison or conclusion to jump to at this point in time, just given what’s been shown so far and given the nature of it being a direct sequel. So I understand people making that conclusion, but at the same time – and I don’t want to delve too much into it – but this is its own game”. He also doesn’t seem to think that it’s entirely fair to make comparisons to how Majora’s Mask reused parts of its predecessor, saying that “I think as we start to show a bit more of the game over the coming months to the next year or so, it’ll probably start to be a bit more apparent where this game stands on its own and what makes it so unique”.
Lastly, Trinen also said that “the way that [this sequel] builds on Breath of the Wild, which already was such an expansive game with so many layers of Link’s abilities and layers to the gameplay… I think this is going to layer quite a bit more into that”. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is slated to release on the Nintendo Switch next year.