The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Launching In April 2017 According to Licensee

Hey all!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a long awaited, albeit long-delayed, game.

It was first announced in 2014 for a 2015 release, with a short teaser trailer. We then got some new gameplay footage at The Game Awards 2015, with Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma confirming the date for 2015. However, in 2015, we heard the news that it would be delayed to 2016 in order to fully realize the open world and new ideas they had. Then, in 2016, we had one more delay to March 2017, as the company decided to make the move to release it on NX and Wii U simultaneously.

We then received a big Zelda blowout, showing hours of new footage from the game, with this year’s E3 primarily focused on the new game. There, we learned that this delay was due to several reasons, like better implementing the physics engine, and also setbacks caused by mistakes Aonuma made in leading the team to milestones. Either way, we believe it was the smart decision to delay it to 2017 to have a strong lineup for the NX.

At that time, its release date was also changed from March 2017 to TBA 2017, a move suggesting it may not hit the launch date and release simultaneously with the NX. This could point to a possible later Spring, Summer, or even Fall 2017 release, though we still believe it will be spring.

Then comes this news:

According to the website for a new officially licensed Zelda Christmas sweater, we may actually be getting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in approximately 7 months.

Don’t believe us? Take a look!

If this were any other unofficial site, this news may not be so trustworthy, however, it is coming from the website of the retailer. Since it was officially licensed, Nintendo must have given them this information.

This would likely put its release date in April of 2017. While this info is not directly from Nintendo, it comes from an officially licensed distributor, so it is highly trustworthy, unless Nintendo changed the date themselves.

For more info on Nintendo, the NX, and Breath of the Wild, stay tuned to our blog!

For all we know on the NX, read our articles:

Everything We Know About the Nintendo NX So Far

Why Nintendo NX Will Support Unreal Engine and ARM Architecture

Animal Crossing and Miitomo Successor Launch Titles for NX + More – Developer Interview

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