It’s been many years since Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and since then, the title has been a strong seller. As of August 2020, Breath of the Wild has sold over eight million copies worldwide, which shouldn’t be much of a shock given the name-brand recognition that the Zelda franchise possesses in the gaming community. We know that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in the works, but do we know when it will hit the market? There’s actually a lot we don’t know about it.
For starters, we haven’t seen a lot of footage of the new game. Nintendo confirmed that a sequel to Breath of the Wild was in the works, thanks to a 90-second trailer that aired during E3 2019. Then, at E3 2021, the company gave another brief look at the game. But that’s about all we have seen thus far.
Although we got our first look at the game in 2019, we still don’t have a firm release date at this time regarding the Breath of the Wild sequel. During the short presentation of footage at E3, Nintendo says it’s targeting a 2022 release date, but that’s all the details it has given thus far.
Despite the near-radio silence regarding the sequel, Nintendo has still been busy with the Zelda franchise. Nintendo is planning to release a Nintendo Switch remastered port of Skyward Sword soon, and in 2020 saw the launch of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which will be getting expansion content this year.