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Fans from all over the world were ready to write, draw, and create when more information was shared about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses once Nintendo’s E3 Direct concluded last week. And thanks to a surprise announcement at the tail-end of the presentation, the focus quickly shifted to Hyrule.

The short Breath of the Wild 2 teaser was filled with jumpcuts that showed off different scenes — and it already has fans scrambling to theorize what’s coming in the next title. Until we have a release date and more trailers to pick apart, the fan community has been celebrating with fan art. More specifically, artists have been focusing on Princess Zelda’s new haircut and the possibility of a dead/re-dead/corpse version of Ganondorf — adding water to the mix.

Below is a small selection of “BOTW2” Ganondorf renders and interpretations. Is he a villain, a fallen hero, or a final third of this buddy Triforce group? Whatever your headcanon is, someone out there is drawing it and posting it online! Here are a few of our favorites:



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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)