The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the most anticipated Nintendo titles in recent history, may not be available when the Switch launches in March of 2017.
The delay was originally reported on by known Nintendo source Emily Rogers. Due to setbacks in the schedule, the game’s localization won’t be finished until December 2016. Breath of the Wild is simply “a very ambitious game, maybe even too much,” according to a source, and Nintendo has apparently underestimated the amount of work requireed to localize all of the game’s text, dialogue and quests.
But that’s not all. After localization is done, the testing phase that follows will take a further four-to-six months of complete. Eurogamer has confirmed this schedule with a separate source.
Unfortunately, Breath of the Wild may not be the killer launch title that fans were hoping for, but Nintendo will undoubtedly still have one of their all-stars ready for launch. There are rumors about a new Mario title coming just in time for the new console’s launch, which makes perfect sense.
While we might have to wait a while longer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Nintendo Switch is still set to launch in March 2017.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.