Development for Breath of the Wild 2 Is Taking Longer Than Anticipated
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is apparently unlikely to release this year according to Spieltimes journalist and Nintendo insider Sabi. The plan was initially for the follow up to Breath of the Wild to release in 2020 but it’s likely been pushed back to 2021. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, was officially announced by Nintendo during this year’s E3 event with no official launch date, but it sounds like Nintendo wasn’t able to reach a launch window they had planned internally. Breath of the Wild is a Nintendo Switch exclusive that’s widely renowned and is available now.
Sabi recently took to Twitter to say that, “Botw2 taking longer than anticipated back during e3 2019, so it doesn’t seem to be this year’s holiday release, which adds more credence to the major title I was referencing on a tweet the other day. Neither are set in stone yet so take some salt. The more likely one has.. tires.” The more likely title Sabi is referring to is a upcoming Paper Mario title, “Got some good words for Paper Mario from another source. Now I have absolutely no skepticism. Be hype. Also got some more specific teases on the way. Won’t say too much.”
According to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’s director, Eji Aonuma, “the new Breath of the Wild or the sequel to it, it’s not necessarily going to be related to Majora’s mask or inspired by it… What we showed you currently is a little darker.” It sounds like Nintendo is taking the necessary time to make the sequel to Breath of the Wild just as timeless as the original title. We’re looking forward to seeing a new Paper Mario title but it’s unfortunate that Breath of the Wild 2 might not release until next year.
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