What is the name and release date of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2?

Should we get ready to mash some Moblins?

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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? And what is this fabled “Breath of the Wild 2” even called?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel title

Thanks to a September 13 Nintendo Direct, we now know the release date for BOTW 2, which will be known as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

During E3 2019, Nintendo confirmed that a sequel to Breath of the Wild was in the works, thanks to a 90-second trailer. 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 didn’t have a firm release date regarding the Breath of the Wild sequel entering 2022. During the short presentation of footage at E3, Nintendo was very quiet about the release date and any information regarding it.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel release date

In March of 2022, we did receive an update from Nintendo, but not a great one. The development team confirmed that Breath of the Wild was originally scheduled for a 2022 release date. However, it has now been delayed. The new Zelda game was scheduled to be released sometime during the Spring of 2023. On September 13, Nintendo confirmed that BOTW 2, now known as Tears of the Kingdom, will launch on May 12, 2023.