The long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has just been announced to be delayed to release next year.
Nintendo released a video of The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma breaking the news to viewers. Though the sequel to Breath of the Wild was initially set to release at some point this year, the new release window is Spring of 2023. This isn’t hugely surprising, as many fans and industry figures speculated that the lack of concrete news and information on Breath of the Wild‘s sequel would likely not come until the end of the year at best. With that in mind, this isn’t a particularly substantial delay, and if it allows for the game to be as enormous and beloved as the first Breath of the Wild, it will surely be worth the delay.
The video also contains some small updates, like further confirmation that the game will take place on the ground and in the sky, and will feature new encounters and a variety of gameplay features. When mentioning the land and sky, Aonuma-san also says that the world goes “beyond that,” possibly hinting at further environments.
For the full briefing on the delay alongside the minor new details, check out the full video statement from Aonuma-san above.
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