Nintendo delays Breath of the Wild sequel to 2023

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By Ray Ampoloquio March 29, 2022

Nintendo's still-unnamed sequel to 2017's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is no longer coming later this year.

Series producer, Eiji Aonuma, confirmed the delay in a new video showcasing a brief look at the Breath of the Wild sequel.

In his statement, Aonuma apologized to those who were looking forward to seeing Breath of the Wild 2 come out later this year.

Aonuma doubled down on the follow-up's quest to upstage the original title by taking the adventure to "the skies above."

Unfortunately, because of the "expanded world" and the "wider variety of features" for players to enjoy, the entire development team will need a little longer to polish all the details.

The delay is surprising, to say the least, but also not entirely out of the left field.

If it's any consolation, the new release window lines up with when the first game hit the market.

Fingers crossed, Nintendo will time the new Breath of the Wild game right around the original's sixth anniversary next year in March.