'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Release Date, News & Update: Nintendo Switch Release Title No More?

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Nov 17, 2016 09:02 AM EST
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Possibility of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" not being a Nintendo Switch launch title looms as rumors about summer release of this much-anticipated game escalates. Topping the reason for this alleged setback is problem in localizing the game.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" easily stole the spotlight for release next year due to a fact that there are few top-caliber title who signified intent of conquering 2017. More so that the game is said to be carrier of Nintendo Switch when it hits the road in March of next year. Some players are even expecting that with the drought, this latest Zelda could easily grab the game of the year crown, GameRant reported.

So the final culprit for potential "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is Nintendo Switch's decision to scrap region-based titles. Meaning, every element in Zelda has to be localized for gamers around the world to enjoy. This will include texts, quests and NPCs that has to be in local language to cut miscommunication barrier.

Now there is another problem even if Nintendo manage to cut the localization works of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" short. There might be a need for extensive testing period that could easily eat up few months. Remember that this title is Nintendo's biggest so far and the tech giant has finally decided to bring their all on the plate, PC Advisor said. Therefore, the need for extended period polishing the game.

So when is the earliest possible date for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?" conservative estimates pegged the date on April 2017, just a month after Nintendo Switch unleashed. However, there is bigger chance that the official version of the game will release on June, basing on the current turn of event and the leeway that Nintendo needs.

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