The Legend of Zelda is one of the best video game franchises of all time. And that is something that no one can argue against or will even want to disprove. The Zelda games are a part of gaming history that can never be erased and never forgotten. And Nintendo has always maintained the legacy of the game with continued installments and lore expansion. Breath of the Wild 2 promises to be the next installment in the Zelda franchise, after the release of the highly popular Breath of the Wild.
So what is Breath of the Wild 2 all about? Is it a Legend of Zelda game that continues from the story of Breath of the Wild, or will it take us on another new adventure with Link? Or is it going to be something different altogether? These are just some of the questions that are popping in our minds as we hear news of the new installment every day. Will it even be titled Breath of the Wild 2? And when does it come out? These are all questions that we are going to answer today.
The Legend of Zelda: About The Franchise
Before we talk about Breath of the Wild 2, we have to talk about the franchise that it stems out of. And that franchise is The Legend of Zelda. The Legend of Zelda is a franchise that has its roots in the 20th century as a Nintendo production that quickly broke the market and went on to become one of the most awarded and well received games of all time. Some perceive the Legend of Zelda games to be one of the best of all time, with worlds and stories that are unparalleled by any other. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered to be the best and highest rated game of all time and holds the top spot when it comes to highly rated games.
All of this should be enough to establish the legitimacy of the franchise, and the type of fan following that it has. It is simply elite, and the game has had a history that has been anything but bland. With the release of Breath of the Wild back in 2017, Nintendo again broke the game market with its new console Nintendo Switch. Breath of the Wild became the leading reason for people to buy the console, and it quickly went on to become one of the highest rated and loved games of all time. Nintendo, it seems, is now cashing in on the success of Breath of the Wild with its successor, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.
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Breath of the Wild 2: What We Know So Far
Coming to the latest installment in the franchise, Breath of the Wild 2 is going to be the next installment in the Zelda universe after the largely successful Breath of the Wild. The game has not officially been titled yet and it remains to be seen what Nintendo is going to call it. But for now, Breath of the Wild 2 is the placeholder title for the game and that is what it is being called for now. We will update you when the situation changes on that.
Breath of the Wild 2 was officially announced by Nintendo back in E3 2019 and has been awaited eagerly since then. The game has had a problematic production cycle due to the ongoing pandemic but things are getting back on track and there should not be much problem.
Nintendo has played Breath of the Wild 2 close to its chest and has not revealed much about the upcoming game. We don’t have plot details for the new game, but from what we have been able to see so far from rumors and leaks is that the game is going to feature floating cities again, similar to Skyward Sword, and the gameplay is going to be largely inspired by BOTW.
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Breath of the Wild 2: Release Date
Breath of the Wild 2 is eagerly awaited by fans of the franchise and the general public alike. The new game holds a lot of promise for the franchise and is expected to follow the success of Breath of the Wild. According to the latest rumors about the game, Breath of the Wild 2 is going to be released sometime in late 2022. This would make a lot of sense given the delayed development for the game, and I am personally really looking forward to getting my hands on this title.
Breath of the Wild 2 is going to be made available on the Nintendo Switch exclusively and might be released for any future consoles that Nintendo offers. But for now, it is only for the Switch and is going to remain a Nintendo exclusive.
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Breath of the Wild 2: Final Words
All things being said, Breath of the Wild 2 is one that we are waiting for with bated breaths because it is the latest installment in a franchise that has a legacy unparalleled by any other. It is the Star Wars of the gaming world, and the players are going to be keeping an eye out for it. In the meanwhile, I would highly recommend you to play Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch, if you haven’t done so already.
Watch the trailer for Breath of the Wild 2 here:
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