When the Nintendo Switch first launched, one of its biggest titles straight away was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game remains one of this console’s most popular and highly rated games.
As it was one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made, fans were eager to see Nintendo return to the well with a sequel title. In a rare move for Nintendo, they are doing just that, creating a direct sequel to the game.
Now, according to a known Nintendo insider, it’s possible that this time next year gamers might be getting their hands on Breath of The Wild 2.
This all came from Emily Rogers, a Nintendo insider who made this claim on Twitter.
85-90% chance that it releases around the holidays 2021.
— Emily Rogers (@ArcadeGirl64) November 20, 2020
“I’m curious,” a Twitter user asked her, “do you think that (Breath of The Wild) 2 will come out in 2021? I always have my doubts when it comes to Zelda.”
She responded, “85-90% chance that it releases around the holidays 2021.”
If that is the case, it’s safe to say that this will be Nintendo’s huge flagship holiday release for next year. There’s usually a major Nintendo release sometime around October or November. This year’s is, funnily enough, also a Zelda title. It’s Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which serves as the prequel to the Breath of the Wild story. That means we could bookend the original game with the holiday 2020 and holiday 2021 seasons.
Plus, 2021 is also a huge year for the Zelda franchise. It will be celebrating its 35th anniversary, so it’s almost a sure thing that Nintendo is going to want to do something big.
We have seen the lengths the company has gone to this year for the Super Mario Bros. franchise celebrating 35 years. They’ve released Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, and they also have Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury coming out in February.
It would be highly unlikely that the 35th anniversary of one of Nintendo’s tent pole franchises could come and go with no fanfare and no new releases.
It’s likely that when this announcement is inevitably made, whether it’s for holiday 2021 season or sometime thereafter, the announcement will get its own place in a Nintendo Direct presentation.
Fans eager for more news on the Breath of The Wild sequel should make sure to watch Nintendo’s YouTube channel like a hawk.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity are both currently available for the Nintendo Switch.