New Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Won’t Be Available at Nintendo Switch Launch

Zelda Breath of the Wild

There is a lot of hype surrounding Nintendo’s next in line console, the Nintendo Switch, as more and more details are being released. From the portability, the competitively on par hardware specs, and more third party games – there is a lot to be excited about. Unfortunately for Legend of Zelda fans, Breath of the Wild might not be one of them. At least not at first.

Esteemed blogger, Emily Rogers, has had a long string of successes in her hunt for all things Nintendo. Pair her findings from multiple sources with that of Eurogamer and we find ourselves with the very likely possibility that Breath of the Wild will not be available upon the Switch’s launch.  From an unnamed source, Rogers reports that,

Localization for Breath of the Wild might not be finished until the end of December. After localization is completed, this game will require between (at least) four-to-six months of testing.

She states that the project has been considered “maybe even too much” to handle when meeting deadlines – more and more whispers around the web are contributing to this rumor being verified, though no official Nintendo announcement has been made. As it stands currently, we are looking at a much later release date, though it is still slated for 2017.

To tide you guys over, check out the video below to get your Legend of Zelda fix in and don’t forget to sound off with your thoughts below! Check back in as DFTG continues to bring you everything gaming.

Liana Ruppert578 Posts

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.


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