Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Delayed to 2023
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 devs have officially delayed the game to 2023. Nintendo was initially planning to release the sequel this year. However, Series Producer Eiji Aonuma recently confirmed a delay to the gaming public. They have decided to push launch to next year.
“For those of you who have been looking forward to a release this year, we apologize,” Aonuma said.
Devs “decided to extend our development time a bit,” he said. It has become apparent that the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 need more time to add more features into the game.
“The adventure in this sequel will take place not just on the ground as in the previous game, but also in the skies above,” he added. “The expanded world goes beyond that and there will be an even wider variety of features you can enjoy including new encounters and gameplay elements.”
Fans of the franchise believe that the delay is tied to the partially destroyed Master Sword. It was featured in the background footage shown in the company’s recent announcement video. They need more time to polish and fully develop the feature.
“In order to make this game’s experience something special, the entire development is continuing to work diligently on this game,” Aonuma added. “So please wait a while longer.”
Just last month, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 devs were confident that they would be able to launch the sequel this year. Now, the game has a new 2023 release target. With that said, fans think the devs will launch the title during the final week of March 2023. It could be the end of next June at the latest.
Devs did not give the gaming community specifics to work with. However, considering that the game’s original launch window was this year’s holiday season, this suggests a four to six month delay.
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