Nintendo Switch Release Date, News & Update: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Delay May Spell Doom for Console

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Nov 16, 2016 09:34 AM EST
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Recent reports are suggesting that "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" may not release with the Nintendo Switch gaming console in March 2017. The game will reportedly take more time to be released and that is not good news for Nintendo.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" was initially slated for a release on the Wii U console in 2015. However, developers needed more time to expand the console. Talks were on for a release at the E3 mega-conference in 2016.

It was then anticipated that the game would be released on the Nintendo Switch console in March 2017 as the game featured heavily in the console's reveal trailer. This led many fans to believe that the Nintendo Switch gaming console would be unveiled with the "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."

According to CNET, it was also revealed that Nintendo Switch would be getting big franchise titles within six months of its release and that included "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." Now, various gaming enthusiasts are reporting a delay in the release of the game.

Reliable Nintendo tipster Emily Rogers, Laura Kate Dale of Let's Play Video Games and many others have all suggested a delay in release of the game. According to Eurogamer, Rogers has detailed the "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" game's localization schedule that is reportedly going to continue through end of 2016.

This will be followed by four to six months of testing. Now the big question is which big title will grace Nintendo Switch. Missing out on the highly-anticipated title may be bad news for the console. Sales may suffer due to lack of exciting titles. The same happened to Wii U and 3DS. Stay tuned on GameNGuide for more updates on Nintendo Switch and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."

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