Breath of the Wild 2, the Next Zelda Game, Has Been Delayed Until 2023

Eiji Aonuma has just announced Nintendo is delaying the next Zelda game.

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Link falling from sky in Breath of the Wild 2

Link falling from sky in Breath of the Wild 2


The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , one of the most critically acclaimed games in history has been delayed.

Originally Breath of the Wild 2 -- a placeholder name -- was scheduled for release towards the tail end of 2022, but the game's producer, Eiji Aonuma, announced news of a delay on Nintendo 's official Twitter accounts.

The game is now scheduled for release in the 2nd quarter of 2023, around Spring.

"We previously announced that we were aiming for a 2022 release for this game," said Aonuma, on Twitter. "However, we have decided to extend our development time a bit and change the release to spring 2023. For those of you who have been looking forward to a release this year, we apologize."