Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 postponed to 2023 by Nintendo

Nintendo’s long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has been delayed. The Switch game is now expected sometime in Spring 2023, series producer Eiji Aonuma said in a video Announcing the delay of Still-Untitled breath of the wild Consequence.

“For those of you who were looking forward to a release this year, we apologize,” Aonuma said. “As previously announced, the adventure in this sequel will not only take place on the ground like in the previous game, but also in the air. The expanded world goes beyond that, however, and there will be an even greater variety of features to enjoy, including new encounters and gameplay elements. In order to make this gaming experience special, the entire development team continues to work diligently on this game, so please wait a while.”

Aonuma’s announcement video also appears to show a tiny snippet of new footage from the breath of the wild Continued: Link draws his master sword, which looks… different.

Link is holding a broken version of the Master Sword in footage from the sequel The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Nintendo had previously shared a 2022 release window for the Switch game, but never announced a firm release date.

the untitled continuation of breath of the wild was announced in June 2019, with a mysterious trailer full of clues about the future of the Zelda franchise. Nintendo stayed relatively quiet about the game until 2021, when it showed up a new trailer at E3 2021 that teased Link’s next adventure in the sky about Hyrule and paired the Switch sequel for a 2022 release. But Nintendo is yet to confirm the full, final name Breath of the Wild 2explains that its title might give too much away too early.

The original The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released in 2017 for Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The game gave the Zelda franchise a massive open world to explore, where players could conquer the world of Hyrule at their own pace and create their own solutions. breath of the wild was a commercial and critical success – Polygon called it Game of the year 2017 – and it had a profound effect about the design of open-world games.

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