Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 release date boost: Is 2020 Switch launch back on the cards?

Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 release date boost: Is 2020 Switch launch back on the cards?

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 release date is turning out to be quite the mystery.

Breath of the Wild 2 was a surprise announcement at the end of Nintendo’s E3 Direct conference back in June 2019. That’s over a year without any significant updates.

The upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel was expected to take centre stage during this summer’s big Nintendo Direct conference.

Unfortunately, however, Nintendo appears to have cancelled its summer Direct, and will instead focus on individual game reveals and presentations.

As we wait for more information about Zelda Breath of the Wild 2, a new report from Spain suggests the game may launch sooner than expected.

As reported by Game Reactor, Spanish voice actors Nerea Alfonso and Marcel Navarro recently told Spanish podcast Un Cafe Con Nintendo that they had finished recording their lines for the upcoming game.

Now, further reports have suggested that the quotes may have been mistranslated, and that the Zelda and Revali voice actors may have been joking around about the level of secrecy surrounding the game.

If the truth lies somewhere in between, then it’s possible the game is further along in development than fans think. 

Express Online will update the article when more information is revealed.

Few details have been revealed about the next Breath of the Wild game, other than the fact that it’s coming to Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo also previewed the game with a new story trailer, teasing a dangerous new enemy for Link and Zelda.

Indeed, the game is said to be darker in tone than previous Zelda entries – especially compared to Link’s Awakening.

That’s according to producer Eiji Aonuma, who previously said that it will be partly inspired by Majora’s Mask.

“The new Breath of the Wild or the sequel to it, it’s not necessarily going to be related to Majora’s mask or inspired by it… What we showed you currently is a little darker.”

Things certainly looked pretty bleak in the trailer (above), so let’s hope we see more footage soon.

The original game has certainly proven popular, having racked up more than 17 million in sales since launching with the console back in 2017.

It’s currently in the top five best-selling Switch games yet, so a sequel can’t come soon enough.

Published at Mon, 06 Jul 2020 20:07:00 +0000