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IGN boss Peer Schneider says Zelda: Breath of Wild 2 still definitely on track for next year

We are all dying to hear new information concerning The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. Nintendo’s schedule has the massive game down for a 2022 release, but the Kyoto-based company hasn’t spoken or shown any footage of the game for some time now, leading some to believe it could end up being a 2023 game. However, the boss of IGN was present during The Game Awards and spoke to a number of contacts who informed him that the game is still on track for release next year and seems to be penciled in for a November release.

“IGN boss Peer Schneider said he attended The Game Awards 2021 and was able to catch up with “some people in the industry,” who apparently assured him that, despite being a no show at the awards show, Breath of the Wild 2 is still on track for a 2022 release.”

“It does sound like Nintendo is going to have a pretty good year next year. So, I would not take the absence of big stuff [at The Game Awards] as a sign that maybe Breath of the Wild is delayed or that they don’t have other stuff, because it sounds like… people at Nintendo are very excited about 2022.”

“Later on in the podcast, Schneider seems to let slip a more specific release window than 2022, suggesting we’ll be playing Breath of the Wild 2 in November of next year.”

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16 comments

      1. They’ve said they haven’t revealed the name yet because it’s too much of a spoiler. Probably worried the Zelda theorists will figure out the overall story of the game long b4 the game even releases months b4 release, spoiling it. So, if true, I can see the name & the release date getting revealed at the same time at least a month b4 release. (One can hope.)

  1. I would not be surprised if we don’t see BotW 2 until E3 next year. Hopefully we see it before, but Nintendo prefer to focus on marketing games that are in the next 3-6 months rather than looking too far ahead. I think Splatoon 3 will be the more immediate focus at the start of next year.

  2. Holiday release would def make sense. I’m thinking splatoon for late spring or summer, bayonetta 3 anywhere between aug-oct, and botw2 for nov.
    Everything else is just icing on the cake.

  3. I still think it might be on track for release as close to the 5th anniversary of the original BotW, and they’re purposefully keeping it a secret to everyone so we’re all surprised when we finally get our hands on it. Let’s be real- we’re all going to buy this whether or not we know a lot about it.

  4. it seen Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 is/could be a cross-gen game just like Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, releasing on both Switch and it sucessor in 2023.

  5. I’m going to pass on this game, didn’t enjoy the first one, for a Zelda game it was pretty boring. Bring back actual dungeons and unbreakable weapons, plus a soundtrack and I’ll get it.

    1. If you think BOTW didn’t have an “actual soundtrack”, then you didn’t play it.
      BOTW had a fantastic soundtrack spanning hundreds of songs, look it up.
      It amazes me how people delude themselves into thinking the game doesn’t have a good soundtrack just because it’s more subtle with how it’s used.

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