The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Release as a Switch Launch Title, but not in Europe

Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild remains without a release date following a delay last summer.

Being Nintendo’s one of the most anticipated games, fans expected it to be a launch title for the company’s upcoming hybrid-console named Nintendo Switch in March 2017.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch

A couple of reports from last year, however, indicated that the game would not release in March and Nintendo plans to release it sometime in June 2017. Apart from this, we heard rumours of Wii U version of the game being canned.

According to a recent report, Nintendo is indeed planning to release The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a Nintendo Switch launch title in Japan and North America.

The report further states that the decision is made in order to bolster the console’s launch line-up, however, the studio is still not certain about the European release date.

This is due to the fact that Nintendo of Europe wants more time to test, localise the game, and release it sometime by the end of 2017. Nintendo Japan, on the other hand, always wanted the game to be released alongside Nintendo Switch in March.

As of now, no decision has been made regarding the European version of the game, but we are certain to learn more about it during Nintendo Switch event on Jan. 12/13, 2017.

We recently also received a screenshot from the upcoming game. The said screenshot shows the return of a familiar character from The Legend of Zelda universe. The screenshot shows Link sitting by a bonfire and a merchant approaching him that appears to be Beedle the Merchant. To find out more, head over to the post!