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The Sequel to Breath of the Wild Has Been Delayed

Breath of the Wild Sequel

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s sequel was originally announced to be releasing in 2022. But that’s no longer the case.

In an update video shared today on Nintendo’s YouTube channel, the release window to the sequel to Breath of the Wild is now set to be spring 2023. That’s at least a year from now.

In the video, The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma says, “we previously announced that were were aiming for a 2022 release for this game. However, we have decided to extend our development time a bit and change the release window to spring 2023.”

He continues: “For those of you who have been looking forward to a release this year, we apologise. […] In order to make this game’s experience something special, the entire development team is continuing to work diligently on this game, so please wait a while longer.”

The video, which you can watch below, also shows a snippet of gameplay, including Link flying through the skies – something that’s set to feature heavily in the game. There’s also set to be a new variety of gameplay features, new encounters and new elements. In other words, Nintendo is planning for this to be a step forward from Breath of the Wild.

Little else is known about the sequel, and we’re yet to see a full gameplay reveal. Heck, we don’t even know what it’s going to be called – so far, Nintendo is still going with “Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild“.

With a release window now set for 2023, we’d wager we’ll have to wait until later this year until we find out more.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.