KEY POINTS

  • More news about "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" would be available later this year
  • The company has not yet confirmed that a Switch Pro is in the works
  • Fans believe releasing a new console is Nintendo's way of maintaining its competitive advantage 

The Nintendo Switch Pro has been rumored for years while "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" has been in development for quite some time. Many fans now wonder if Nintendo is deliberately delaying the release of either of these two to ensure that the much-awaited sequel becomes the launch title of the more powerful Nintendo hybrid console.

The first "Breath of the Wild" game was the launch game of the Nintendo Switch and the company knows how well that move benefited the console and the title. Metro's Game Central thinks that the most obvious thing to do is to replicate that success. That is, by making "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" the launch title of the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro. 

The report also speculates that the company might want to take advantage of the Switch Pro's hardware to "push things further" for the sequel. Gamerant seemingly agrees with this and claims that "the increased power of the upgraded handheld should easily help in rendering the game easily without any hiccups." "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" launching alongside the new Switch console is also a great thing.

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

The superior performance of the new gaming console could deliver the ultimate gaming experience to gamers. It could also give potential Switch Pro buyers the reason to invest in the new hybrid console at launch. While all these are just speculations, fans are hoping that this would happen.

Nintendo has not yet confirmed if it is indeed developing the new Switch Pro. Also, it has not yet provided any update on "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2." During the most recent Nintendo Direct event, Game Director Eiji Aounuma said that more news on the much-awaited sequel will be released later this year.

"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," the game director explained.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" was announced in June 2019. It is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch.