KEY POINTS

  • Nintendo confirmed that it will be at this year's all-virtual E3 event
  • Fans are looking forward to hearing more news about "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2"
  • Nintendo earlier said it would reveal more updates about the game toward the end of 2021

A previous leak about "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2," which claimed that the sequel to the hit Switch title would be announced and launched in 2021, appears to be partially correct.

In January, a post on 4Chan revealed the list of announcements and launches Nintendo has lined up for 2021 and 2022. The list mentioned titles such as "Mario Kart 9," "Mario Golf (Camelot)," "Skyward Sword HD," "Diamond and Pearl," "Pokemon Snap," "2D Metroid" and "Metroid Prime Trilogy" and claimed that the launch and release of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" are happening this year. 

Apparently, some Reddit users think that the anonymous 4Chan tipster has insider information considering the details of the claim. Aside from "Breath of the Wild 2," the tipster also claimed that there would be a retail release of a new "Kirby" game, Famicom Detective Series, and a new "Fire Emblem"  game with a similar style as Echoes. Additionally, the tipster said that "Dark Souls" is getting ported on the Nintendo Switch.

This claim seemingly aligns with the latest rumor about the launch of "Dark Souls" on the hybrid console. The tipster is also right about "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword," which is now confirmed to arrive on July 16, 2021. The claim about "pokemon Snap" is also accurate, with the game scheduled for an initial release on April 30, 2021. 

"Zelda" fans have a lot to look forward to from Grezzo, the developer of "Link's Awakening" on the Switch pot. According to the tipster, the dev is busy working on another "Zelda" title, which could be another remake. Most of the details in the post have been already confirmed at the Nintendo Direct event in February and in Pokemon Direct. While the information may appear accurate, fans should still temper their expectations since it is not official.

"The Legend of Zelda" is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and one great way of commemorating this momentous event is by releasing "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2." Fans are hoping that if rumors about the "full-scale" Nintendo Direct in June would not pan out; the company's attendance at the upcoming E3 2021 would be a sign that an announcement related to "Breath of the Wild 2" would be made.