The still unnamed sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been delayed until spring 2023, producer Eiji Aonuma announced in a video update today. The game was previously set for a 2022 release window.
“We’ve decided to expand our development a little bit and change the release to Spring 2023,” Aonuma said. “To make the experience of this game something special, the entire development team is working diligently on this game, so please hold on.”
Nintendo first revealed it was working on a sequel to Breath of the Wild in 2019, followed by a brief look at the upcoming title’s new gameplay at E3 2021 last year. According to Aonuma, the gameplay will extend into the skies of the sprawling, open-world iteration of Hyrule, along with new gameplay elements and encounters.
However, much of the information about Breath of the Wild 2 is still kept secret, including the actual title – Nintendo still refers to the game as “The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” However, with the game coming out next year, there’s still plenty of time for Nintendo to reveal more about Link’s next big adventure.