Nintendo has officially announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel has now been pushed to Spring 2023. The developers originally aimed to release the game this year, but now it looks like Breath of the Wild 2 is launching at a later date to give the team more time in development.
Eiji Aonuma, the producer on The Legend of Zelda series, recently took to a video update to announce that the anticipated Breath of the Wild sequel would be pushed to Spring 2023 in order to give their team more time to work on the game. He cites the game’s ambitious nature as the reason behind the extra time needed.
Instead, players will be able to get their hands on the Breath of the Wild sequel (it currently doesn’t have an official subtitle yet) by Spring 2023, which is a concrete release window given that Nintendo didn’t offer any 2022 window before.
Most fans have taken kindly to the news, urging Nintendo to take their time with the game in order to make it as polished as possible on launch. It remains perhaps the most anticipated Nintendo Switch exclusive currently in development and the team will surely want to make sure they get it right.
The sequel will offer players a chance to explore both the land and skies, taking Link on a massive adventure literally beyond the clouds. Details are still scarce on the game, but Nintendo is aiming to make a far grander title than the original.
For the time being, Nintendo Switch owners can still look forward to a number of exciting exclusives coming up, including Bayonetta 3 which is another hotly anticipated game coming to the system.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is currently in development for Nintendo Switch. Check out the update video from Nintendo below.