Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Is Delayed, Nintendo’s Shares Are Falling

Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sequel was expected to come out this year; however, it seems that we’ll only be able to try it in 2023.


We’re still only halfway through the week, and already there have been a couple of significant news items concerning the gaming industry. Sony’s new PS Plus was announced on Tuesday, and Nintendo didn’t want to miss out on the news that day either, leaving us with some negative news: a delay of their most anticipated game.

Although it originally had its release date set for later this year, the sequel’s release to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have to wait, as it has been pushed back to 2023. The main reason given by the development team is that some very good ideas have not yet been implemented, but the decision has hurt the company.

As Reuters reports, Nintendo has seen its shares fall 6% in value on the Tokyo stock exchange, which seems to have been motivated by the delay of Breath of the Wild 2. The company had achieved a year-to-date gain of 25 per cent, but this event has put an end to the good run.

Despite this, Nintendo remains comfortably stable both on the stock market and in terms of hardware and software sales. It’s worth noting that there are still big releases scheduled for 2022, such as Splatoon 3 and Bayonetta 3, and less than a week ago, Nintendo Switch received the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Source: The Verge

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