'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' release date, news: Game to have delayed launch in summer 2017; new installment connected to previous titles?


Rumors have it that the highly anticipated game from Nintendo, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” has been further delayed, presumably arriving in summer 2017.

It can be recalled that the game’s release was first postponed by the game developer in order to have a port for the upcoming Nintendo Switch console. Unfortunately, it appears that the much-awaited title has been pushed to launch later in 2017. According to NintendoLife, renowned insider Emily Rogers shared that the supposed delay is caused by localization of the game.

On her blog, Rogers explained that based on their current pace, localization teams may not be able to translate all of the game’s content in time for the Switch’s release in March 2017. Trying to meet that release window would have offered too little time for the port to be checked comprehensively for bugs; thus, a later release date. However, since Nintendo has not commented on the matter yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.

Meanwhile, reports claim that new installment seems to be connected to previous iterations in the franchise. iDigitalTimes notes that some scenes showcased in the trailer released for the Nintendo Switch are similar to “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” which was first released in 2006.

Another theory points out that “Breath of the Wild” may have the same setting as the original game. What may have added to the assumption is the game’s music heard in the teaser, with some gamers suggesting that the developers may have used the same soundtrack only with a lower tempo.

In addition, the boss enemy featured is also deemed to be King Moblin from “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.” It remains to be seen if any of these speculations indeed come to fruition. Nintendo is expected to reveal details of the game’s release before the year ends.