Millions of Nintendo fans are extremely hungry for some fresh details on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild II. Rumors are flying around recently concerning a potential Nintendo Direct that will share an update on the game, but today brings us a Nintendo patent that seems to showcase a camera system Nintendo is working on for the sequel.
The patent goes into great detail on a camera and aiming setup for a character that can shoot arrows at enemies and targets. That character also happens to have a glider that they can ride through the sky, and they’re also able to dive through the clouds and aim at enemies along the way. While the patent itself doesn’t mention The Legend of Zelda in any way, shape or form, it seems pretty safe to say the document pertains to mechanics in Breath of the Wild II.
In detail, the patent goes over dynamic camera movement and control when a player is gliding through the air or diving towards the ground. Obviously, Link will be aiming all over the place while he’s barreling towards the ground, and this camera setup aims to make the experience as smooth as possible, and keep things from getting disorienting. Nothing groundbreaking by any means, but important for what seems to be a major mechanic in Breath of the Wild II.
If you want to dig through the patent to see all the images and parse the many walls of text, you can find it here.