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Breath of the Wild 2: Release Date, Games and What We Know So Far

The legend of Zelda sequels is few and far between, so it was a wonderful surprise to hear Breath of the Wild 2 was coming. Ever since Nintendo released a teaser for the still unnamed sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3 2019, we’ve been waiting on the edge of our seats for a full official unveiling, and it seems most likely that we’ll get it on E3 2021.

When is the release date for Breath of the Wild 2?

Nintendo has not yet announced a release date for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. At the very least, we know that it’s on Nintendo’s future roadmap with a TBA release date. Last time we saw, the sequel appeared on a slide for upcoming titles, along with Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4, on Nintendo latest financial report.

Breath of the Wild 2 First Teaser

Nintendo first revealed the development of a Breath of the Wild sequel was underway with a short teaser trailer at E3 201


In the short trailer, we can see Link and Zelda exploring an underground cave at the back of an elephant-like attachment. They occur over a corpse that originates from both dark chimneys and light strings. It has been revealed that the light strings merge in a light arm that holds back the darkness that leaks through the coffin, which appears to be a mummified male Gerudo who has gold jewelry and long hair.

What follows is a series of quick flashes showing that Link uses his own arm of light, the original light arm that saves Link from falling, and a glimpse of the sealing ritual placed on the corpse. The trailer ends with the cave collapsing, the body coming back to life and Hyrule Castle rising into the air.

The trailer ends with a message that reads “the sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now under development.”

Shortly after the trailer aired on Nintendo’s E3 2019 live, The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma explained that his team was working on a sequel just because it had too many DLC ideas for the original game.

Breath of the Wild 2 News

Since then, Nintendo has not shown any more new videos, photos or made any new announcements about the game. That said, the Internet has kept our interest in Breath of the Wild 2 alive with even the smallest updates we’ve heard in the last two years.

Earlier in February 2021, Eiji Aonuma announced that it will be more news about the long-awaited sequel later this year. It seems like high time we get an update on the game since the Legend of Zelda series only celebrated its 35th anniversary to little official fanfare earlier in February.

Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct livesteam would be the perfect occasion for a full trailer or even game. We have our fingers crossed, we see more of the game June 15 at 09:00 PT, at 12 ET, 17:00 BST or June 16 at 02:00 AEST.

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