KEY POINTS

  • Nintendo promised to provide more news about "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" this year
  • The devs did not offer any news about the game at the recent Nintendo Direct
  • "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" release might happen next year

While Nintendo failed to announce new details about "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" at the recent Nintendo Direct event, many fans believe that the game's launch could tie with the announcement of the new Switch model and its release date could happen next year.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" is currently in development and there is no official release window or date for the game. While fans hope to see the game in the Holiday season this year, this window is now looking more like a stretch, especially after what the game producer said at the Nintendo Direct. The Japanese gaming giant said it had no news about the game, suggesting that it might not arrive until 2022.

Earlier reports point that Nintendo is preparing to launch a new Switch model, a more powerful and enhanced version of the current-generation hybrid console. The said launch is anticipated to happen this year since industry watchers predicted Nintendo would release the console before 2021 ends. Fans believe that the company might tie the launch of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" to the console's launch.

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Fans, however, should temper their expectations about the release date of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2." These are just rumors and are not an official confirmation. Just like all other leaks and rumors, this latest piece of information should be taken with a hefty amount of salt.

Nintendo announced the game at the E3 2019 alongside a brief trailer. Since then, fans have not heard anything from the devs. The team has not yet provided any update about the game's development aside from confirming that it is indeed in the works. 

If Nintendo is indeed preparing to launch the new Nintendo Switch model, the best way to hype it is by announcing it alongside the much-awaited "Breath of the Wild" sequel. However, with all the delays devs are meeting as part of the global health crisis's impact, it is hard to tell if "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" is actually rolling out this year or in 2022.