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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Set for 2022

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A sequel for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release next year, according to producer Eiji Aonuma.

After announcing quite the round of Switch titles at the annual Nintendo Direct, the Zelda icon claimed the final moment with a surprise that truly knocked our socks off. Of course, many long-term fans sort of expected to see another wave of Hyrule at some stage. Though, to be fair, it was more Hyrule Warriors people anticipated than a fully-fledged title. However, it just so happened that, well — both were brought to light, with the latter drawing a few more eyes than the other.

It’s been two years since the mysterious sequel came to the public eye. Two years, and Nintendo has barely given the crowd a snippet of content to snap over. Well, all of that ended today after Aonuma delivered the exciting news along with a portion of gameplay to boot. Unfortunately, the announcement didn’t really go any further than the gameplay reel and a rough 2022 launch date. Oh, and that it’ll be coming Switch. But you probably guessed that already.

Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - E3 2021 Teaser - Nintendo Direct

As far as a title for the sequel goes — that really is anybody’s guess. Truth be told, we probably won’t hear it for another month or two — maybe even more. The good news is, however, is that Aonuma did make a lukewarm promise to shed more light on the game fairly soon. Of course, that could be July, or it could be next February. Whatever the case — it’s coming, and we’re seriously hyped for it.

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