Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is set to come out later this year, and it will only work on the Nintendo Switch at the time.
Nintendo doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to reveal everything about Breath of the Wild 2. Even though 2022 is going by quickly, the game is still set to come out at some point during it.
It turns out that there’s still a lot we don’t know about Breath of the Wild 2. For example, we don’t know what its official name is or when we can get our hands on it. Still, Nintendo hasn’t been very forthcoming about BOTW 2 so far. We’re hoping that in the next few months, we’ll start to get a better idea of what Link’s next adventure in Hyrule is going to be.
There have been two trailers for Breath of the Wild 2. It looks like it will build on the success of its critically-acclaimed predecessor and take the series to new heights. The most recent trailer shows Link flying through the skies of Hyrule in a way that reminded us of Skyward Sword.
People think Breath of the Wild 2 is one of the best Nintendo Switch games ever, so it’s safe to say that people are very excited.
You can find everything you need to know about Breath of the Wild 2 here, including when we think it will come out, what we’ve learned from the trailers so far, as well as the most recent news about it.
Breath of the Wild 2: Get to the Point
What is this? The sequel to Breath of the Wild came out in 2017.
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Release date and platforms for Breath of the Wild 2.
When Breath of the Wild comes out in 2022, only the Nintendo Switch family of consoles will be able to play it. This includes the Switch OLED and the Switch Lite.
Outside of the 2022 release window, we don’t know for sure when the game will be out. There are still many things we don’t know about BOTW 2, so we think that a late 2022 release date is more likely. Even if the game’s five-year anniversary had been in March.
We’re not the only ones who think the game will be out in late 2022. Peer Schneider, the CEO of IGN Games, talked about Breath of the Wild 2 on the IGN Games podcast in December 2021. In “November 2022,” he said something about playing the game.
Rumor and speculation are all that’s going on right now, so this is all just that. We know that Breath of the Wild 2 will be on the Switch at some point this year. We hope it won’t be too long before we know for sure when.
Trailers for Breath of the Wild 2 at E3 in 2021
We got our best look yet at Breath of the Wild 2 during Nintendo’s E3 2021 presentation. In a trailer, the world of Hyrule is shown to be even bigger than it was in the original 2019 teaser. This is despite the more dungeon-crawling feel of the original teaser.
Skyward Sword-style freefall and paragliding are among the things you can do in the clouds. There’s also a new glove that looks to be taking the place of the Sheikah slate in Breath of the Wild 2.
There’s even a short clip of a splashed puddle that changes back in time. In BOTW 2, one of the game’s sentient boulder enemies, Stone Pebblit, is shown with a Bokoblin fort on its back, which suggests an even more dynamic interplay between the game’s many enemies. We’re not sure, but it’s clear that new mechanics will be added to the game. Then look down.
A Trailer for the Announcement of the Event.
During E3 2019, we saw our first glimpses of Breath of the Wild 2. In this spooky trailer, we see Zelda and Link exploring an underground chamber, with mysterious runes, glowing hands, and a new haircut that has set the internet on fire. It’s enough to say that we’re excited.
In the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 trailer, which first revealed the game, there is no dialogue at all. However, there are some clues that can be found from it.
It shows Link and Zelda walking through a dark dungeon under Hyrule (no big surprise there). Spirit-like tendrils move around the musty tomb they’re in, with the two of them riding a large elephant-like animal. Something shocks the two, and then we see what looks like the resurrection of a long-dead (and creepy) warrior. Were these the first signs that Ganondorf was coming back?
The video then moves to a long shot of Hyrule Field, with the castle of Hyrule in the background. When there’s shaking, the castle is covered in dust. That’s the end.
In the end, there is a message that reads: “The next Legend of Zelda game is being made.”
If Nintendo already had the in-game engine from Breath of the Wild, it might help that so much animation was done so early on.
This is what you need to know about BREATH OF THE WILD 2.
Still on time for 2022.
Is it still on track for Breath of the Wild 2 to come out in 2022? In a financial presentation to investors in February 2022, Nintendo gave investors a list of all of its upcoming first-party games’ launch dates. The release dates for games like Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Triangle Strategy were confirmed on the list. It also gave more time for games that are a little further down the line. Breath of the Wild 2 was one of the last games. It’s still set for 2022.
A lot of people say that there won’t be any new information until June, so there will be no new
Breath of the Wild 2 fans want to know how things are going, but a report says that won’t happen until June 2022. It comes from AccountNGT, a well-known leaker who is best known for leaking information about Star Wars Eclipse and Hogwarts Legacy. When someone asked when more news on Zelda could be expected, he said “E3 (if it’s not canceled).”
E3 is usually held in June, and Nintendo usually has a digital stream to show off their games at the event. For 2022, there won’t be an in-person show, but more information is coming “soon.”
Making Plans for the Second Half of 2013
One of the most well-known Nintendo leakers, SamusHunter, has tweeted a list of the games that Nintendo plans to release this year, along with a rough estimate of when the game will be out. Among the games on the list, Breath of the Wild 2 is said to be coming out later in the year. This would make it until after June 2022.
SamusHunter says that “plans can easily change,” so there’s no way to know for sure that Nintendo’s schedule won’t be pushed back or changed. If Breath of the Wild 2 is going to be out in November, then the fall fits with that. Some new Legend of Zelda Amiibo could be released in the fall, and SamusHunter tweeted that these release dates could be a clue about “possible launch dates” for the games that go with them.
Nintendo hasn’t officially said when the game will be out yet, so we should take everything with a grain of salt until they do.
It will be out in November 2022.
In the 591st episode of IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast, IGN co-founder Peer Schneider made an interesting point.
Schneider said that the lack of open-world games on the Nintendo Switch could change “next November when we’re playing Breath of the Wild 2.” This could mean the game will be released in late 2022.
Take it with a grain of salt, though. If Breath of the Wild 2 comes out in 2022, Nintendo says it’s likely to be around the holidays that year.
A Patent Shows How Breath of the Wild 2 Works
Nintendo has recently filed three patents that could give us a better idea of how Breath of the Wild 2 will play. With the help of GameReactor, we know that the three patents have been filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Each patent has a diagram of what Link abilities might look like in Breath of the Wild 2. The connection is drawn between what we saw in the game’s E3 2021 trailer and what we saw in the patent.
In the first patent, for example, it says that while a character is falling, they can “do a special action.” For example, they can “shoot a predetermined object.” The diagram in the patent shows a character falling through the air with their arms wide. It looks a lot like Link’s pose at around 25 seconds into the E3 trailer, which is when the game was shown.
This is from a second patent: “A designated object selected based on an operation input is caused to move backward in time to return to previously recorded positions and orientations, sequentially backward from when the operation input was given.” That sounds like a way to say that Link might be able to focus on an object and change its direction. If you look at the trailer, there’s a good chance you’ll see Link pushback spiky chain balls that are rolling down a hill.
Finally, there is the third patent, too. At least one player character and at least one terrain object are in this “virtual space,” which is above them. So, it looks like the player would be able to move their character through the object that’s above them. When Link travels through the underside of a stone bridge, he comes out on top. This is what the trailer looks like.
Even though these abilities were shown in the trailer, Nintendo hasn’t said anything about them yet, so it’s best to take this with a grain of salt for now.