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Breath of the Wild 2 aims for 2022 release, heading to the skies

Breath of the Wild 2 Release Date

The skies above Hyrule are about to get a lot more chaotic next year. Nintendo just announced that Breath of the Wild 2 has finally been revealed during E3 2021. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be here sooner than we thought. Nintendo is still being vague about the date, saying their goal is to get it out in 2022. This has led many to expect that the game will land in 2023. Some were just joking, but the massive scope of the game, along with the COVID-induced delays, makes major delays very possible.

Breath of the Wild 2 once again returns to Hyrule, and looks to move the timeline forward a bit. The abilities from the first game will return, but are also getting improved. The players will now be able to fly around like never before. The skies above Hyrule will be much more accessible in the new Switch title. Players will unlock new transportation abilities that will be key in solving aerial puzzles and traversing the land.

So that sounds fun, although Nintendo was a little tight-lipped about what that really entails. Gamers can expect to see some interesting new locations, at the very least.

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And of course, Twitter was on the case. Some really beautiful screenshots have already been shown off, courtesy of leaker Nibel.

These new screenshots show off quite a bit of the new world, and highlight just how pretty the new game looks. Even on the Switch, there’s going to be a ton of scenery worthy of admiration. Hyrule Castle looks to have been restored to some degree following the events of the previous games. Ganon is still a major threat, and has apparently kidnapped Zelda again, so there’s that to deal with. The full trailer from Nintendo hints that You can also see the full gameplay from the direct below.

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