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Nintendo confirms The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date for 2022, reveals new trailer

Nintendo confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, the sequel to the highly-acclaimed first Breath of the Wild is currently scheduled for a 2022 release date. The company revealed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date via a Nintendo Direct trailer at their E3 2021 presentation.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 sees Link taking to one of the few areas left unexplored in the first Breath of the Wild, the skies of Hyrule; Link also shows off new weapons, power-ups, a luxurious, long hairdo (unless for some reason that’s Zelda and not Link) and what appears to be a mysterious metal arm (that glows green when exhibiting his new powers) in the trailer. The original The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel was originally announced back at E3 2019 and was planned to be downloadable content for the original game, which was released on the Nintendo Switch and Wii U in 2017.

Today’s reveal regarding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date and new trailer couldn’t come at a better time for some fans, who have been anticipating news on the sequel since winter time. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma even apologized to fans during that time period on the relative silence regarding the game.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date

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“I‘m sure a lot of you saw me and thought there might be news about the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game,” Aonuma explained during a February Nintendo Direct. “Unfortunately, we don’t have anything to share right now. We apologize.

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“Development is proceeding smoothly, and we should be able to bring you some new information this year,” Aonuma added. “For now, we’ll have to ask you to wait just a bit longer.”

That news is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited. Of course, the sequel’s reveal brings with it a slew of questions. Will The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 be a breath of fresh air? Will the sky-oriented premise of Breath of the Wild 2 bear any similarities to a previous entry in the Zelda series, Skyward Sword, the latter of which disappointed some Zelda fans due to its awkward controls and more straightforward world/narrative which didn’t allow for as much exploration as usual in a Zelda game? Do you think The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild 2 release date will remain in 2022 or will it be pushed back like previous entries in the series have been? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Ninja Gaiden was my rite of passage at an early age. After finally beating that game (and narrowly dodging carpal tunnel) I decided to write about my gaming exploits. These days I enjoy roguelikes and anything Pokemon but I'll always dust off Super Mario RPG, Donkey Kong Country and StarFox 64 from time to time to bask in their glory.

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