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Breath of the Wild 2 launch date delayed to 2023

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Nintendo at this time (March 29) shared a video from Eiji Aonuma through which the BOTW2 producer introduced that the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel launch date has been delayed till 2023.

Within the 90-second video, shared to Nintendo’s a number of Twitter profiles, Aonuma addresses the unique 2022 launch date and asks that followers wait slightly longer for “one thing particular”. The producer additionally goes on to debate the brand new gameplay options of BOTW2, suggesting that these new mechanics are a part of the rationale behind the delay.


Breath of the Wild sequel – BOTW2 delay

Whereas followers of the Aonuma’s Zelda sequence have been anxiously ready for a 2022 launch date for the BOTW sequel, the wonderful new open-world sport wants slightly extra work. We’re instructed within the new video assertion that the crew are “work[ing] diligently on this sport,” whereas Aonuma apologizes to followers for the delay.

The video assertion may solely have been a minute and a half lengthy, however nonetheless included gameplay footage of the sequel, through which we are able to anticipate to discover the skies of Hyrule in a manner we have now by no means been in a position to earlier than. As we see Hyperlink paragliding between the clouds, Aonuma mysteriously reveals that “the expanded world goes past [the sky and the ground]” and that there shall be “an excellent wider number of options” in BOTW2.