• "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" is currently in development
  • The game was announced at the E3 2019
  • The announcement came with a brief teaser

Fans of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" might be in for more bad news if the latest rumor about the game is to be believed.

According to a report from Comicbook, which cited a reputable insider in the community, the much-awaited sequel will not be released this year. While fans will not get frustrated waiting for the game until 2023 or 2024, rumor claims that it could arrive in 2022 alongside the Super Nintendo Switch, otherwise rumored as the Nintendo Switch Pro.

The recent rumor could explain why Nintendo remains silent about "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" despite the noise fans are making. Unfortunately, that is the only detail fans could get from this rumor. It failed to mention when exactly the sequel is arriving or even the month when it would drop.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild A screenshot from Nintendo's "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." Photo: Nintendo

It is worth noting that this is just a rumor and it could be not accurate at all. Rumors and leaks are not official and even if they happen to be accurate, Nintendo might still make some changes, considering that it has not yet revealed the sequel's release window. Therefore, fans should take the latest information with a pinch of salt.

During the recent Nintendo Direct, the Japanese gaming giant said something about the much-awaited sequel. However, it is not the news that fans have long been anticipating. Instead of releasing its gameplay or announcing the sequel's release window, Series Producer Eiji Aonuma asked fans for more patience. He also assured them that the game is still in the works and that they will reveal more news about the sequel within 2021.

"I'm sure a lot of you saw me and thought there might be news about the sequel to the 'Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' game," said Aonuma. "Unfortunately, we don't have anything to share right now. We apologize. Development is proceeding smoothly and we should be able to bring you some new information this year. For now, we'll have to ask you to wait just a bit longer."