If you were looking forward to playing the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this year we have bad news. Nintendo just announced in a short video that the game is being delayed and the company is now targeting a spring 2023 release after previously saying the game would be released in 2022.
As is usually the case with such delays, Nintendo didn’t offer much detail. Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma said the company decided to “extend our development time a bit” and apologized to those looking forward to playing the new games.
The video also offered a quick look at the gameplay for the upcoming release, with a big focus on how this adventure will play out in the skies over Hyrule as well as on the ground. It wasn’t much different from what we saw in the game’s first official trailer released at E3 2021, but at least it’s a good refresher on what to look forward to. One detail that caught our attention, however, is a scene where Link is holding a pretty worn-out version of the iconic Master Sword. However, your guess is just as good as ours in what that means for the game. In the meantime, don’t despair, Switch fans – there are still plenty of great games to look forward to in 2022.
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