A sequel to the hugely successful The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in the works.

Nintendo made the announcement this morning as part of its E3 Direct.

What few scenes were shown saw Link and Zelda exploring a dark and eerie dungeon and awakening a mummified figure.

The overall tone was much darker than the first title, with atmospheric music that would have fit nicely in a horror game.

No gameplay, title, or release date have been confirmed at this point, so it's likely to still be a ways off.

The original Breath of the Wild first released on the WiiU, then on Switch alongside the console's launch. It is widely considered one of the best games of this generation.