After speaking with Nintendo employees, a gaming insider claims to have learned the release date for Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.
A video game insider may have revealed the release date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, giving fans an idea of when the game will be released. Nintendo hasn’t given the highly anticipated sequel to BOTW an official title yet, reportedly due to potential spoiler alerts, but the company has confirmed the game will be released in 2022, with an exact month and date yet to be determined.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most popular games on the Nintendo Switch, as well as one of the most well-known Zelda titles. The game introduces a new level of freedom to the gameplay, which is likely to be carried over into the sequel. Little is known about the untitled sequel, though trailers
have revealed that the style will be similar to BOTW, with a darker narrative tone. Nintendo has been relatively quiet on the game’s progress, though recently revealed patents have revealed details about the game’s new combat and mechanics.
ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD2 NINTENDO RELEASE DATE?
Peer Schneider, one of the IGN founders, stated on the IGN Games podcast (via ComicBook) that he’d recently been privy to some discussions with Nintendo employees in which Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 was discussed. Schneider claims that the absence of BOTW 2 from The Game Awards 2021 isn’t indicative of any developmental issues at Nintendo and that fans will have the game in their hands by November 2022. The remark, which appears to have been made on the spur of the moment, can be seen around the 33:48 mark in the video below. Schneider mentions that there aren’t many large open-world games on Switch this year, but that will “probably change next November when we play Breath of the Wild 2.”
While Schneider did not explicitly state that the game will be released in November, the comment implies that this is the earliest that players will be able to play it. A November release date for Breath of the Wild 2 isn’t out of the question, as Nintendo is known for releasing a big game around the holiday season every year to boost interest and sales in both the game and the Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo released the popular Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in November, offering nostalgic remakes of one of the company’s most popular franchises just in time for the holidays.
It’s unclear whether The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will be released in November, but with 2021 coming to a close, the official release date is getting closer. While it missed out on winning the Most Anticipated Game prize at TGA 2021, with Elden Ring winning for the second year in a row, anticipation for Link and Zelda’s next adventure has arguably never been higher.