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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.
Breath of the Wild 2 is the most recent in an extended line of video games which have been delayed these final couple of years, and little question it won’t be the final. By now, gamers have largely come to phrases with these delays, and you’ll already see from the Twitter feedback that gamers would a lot fairly have the high-quality of sport they anticipate from the Zelda sequence, fairly than have Nintendo rush to fulfill a 2022 launch.
BOTW2 new launch date
As with the previous 2022 launch, Nintendo nonetheless has not supplied an actual date for the discharge of the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. As a substitute, they’ve to date solely dedicated to “Spring 2023,” that means we’ll have to attend roughly a 12 months from this announcement to get again to Hyrule.