Initially slated for launch sometime in 2022, series producer Eiji Aonuma has announced that the much anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been delayed into Autumn of 2023.
In a video posted by Nintendo, Aonuma stated the team has decided to extend development time in order to properly develop new features and gameplay elements coming with the sequel.
While the start of 2022 has already been absolutely insane for games, there’s no doubt that this was one of the most anticipated titles of the year for many, though I’m sure no one is going to bat an eye at an extra few months in the oven if we get a better experience at the end of it all.
The silver lining in this is the small new snippet of footage we get of Link, holding up a deteriorated Master Sword. We also got this little tidbit: The adventure in this sequel will take place not just on the ground as in the previous game, but also in the skies above. However, the expanded world goes beyond that, and there will be an even wider variety of features you can enjoy.