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

Legend of Zelda sequels are few and far between, so it was a nice surprise to hear Breath of the Wild 2 was on its way. Ever since Nintendo unveiled 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 looks like we’ll probably get it at 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. But at least we know 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 alongside Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 on Nintendo last financial report.

Breath of the Wild 2 First Teaser

Nintendo first revealed that 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 hole in the back of an elephant-like bracket. They occur across a corpse originating from both dark smoke and light strings. It is revealed that the light strings merge into a light arm that holds back the darkness that leaks through the coffin, which appears to be a mummified Gerudo man with gold jewelry and long hair – this is presumably Ganondorf.

The following are a series of quick flashes showing that Link carries 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 the 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, simply 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, pictures or new messages 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 there will be more news on the long-awaited sequel later this year. It seems to be high time we get an update of the game since the Legend of Zelda series just celebrated its 35th anniversary to small official fanfare earlier in February.

Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct livesteam would be the perfect occasion for a full revealing trailer or even gameplay. We have our fingers crossed, we see more of the game on June 15 at. 9:00 PT, 12:00 ET, 17:00 BST or June 16 at. 02:00 AEST.

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