RUMOR: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Internally Scheduled For 2020 Release

Jul 28, 2019
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Today, Sabi, a known leaker with a good track record, revealed that The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild 2 is currently scheduled for a 2020 release date worldwide. This isn't speculation, as he [sic] confirms that this is the current plan. He also added, however, that games in the series are often delayed, so there's the chance that Breath of the Wild 2 will as well.
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Not sure how accurate Sabi or Wccftech have been in the past, but a late 2020 release date for the game makes total sense, as Nintendo will presumably want a big game to be able to keep some of the spotlight on themselves in the midst of the PS5/Scarlet launches.
 

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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Wish they were doing a classic Zelda instead

Edit: I mean 2D style
 
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Forkball

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Oct 25, 2017
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My sources tell me it will either be 2020 or a different year.
I can confirm no 2019 release.
 

DNAbro

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Oct 25, 2017
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This has been rumored since we knew if the existence of a 2D Zelda this year and a 3D one next.
 

Jahranimo

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Oct 25, 2017
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It would be a surprise and maybe a first for a 3D Zelda in a long time to get released without any major delay. So we shall see Nintendo EPD/Monolith Soft!
 

FairyEmpire

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well, expected. It's an iterative sequel (probably), not a whole new chapter with new engine and game style and all that. Makes sense it wasn't coming out this year and that next year was the target. 3 years or so for such a game are realistic.
 

domthybomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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A leaker who get's their information from people who hack retailer databases, wouldn't have that information stored in it.
Not to mention it could be 2020 but can always be delayed bullshit to come back to and say, yes, I was right either way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Reliable source of mine that works at Nintendo told me it's coming sometime after 2012. I'll ask him for more details when he comes over for dinner tonight with my aunt.
 

Shiba

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pretty sure Zell was the first to mention or hint at a 3D Zelda for 2020 along with 2D Zelda for this year at the time.
 

ChaosXVI

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Oct 25, 2017
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This isn't news...King Zell said ages ago that the internal goal for BOTW2 is Fall 2020, but without an announcement until closer to then so that people don't get burned if the game gets delayed.
 

cw_sasuke

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Oct 27, 2017
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You dont have to be a magician to know its gonna be a late 2020 release if ready or 2021.

But its so easy to get attention with Nintendo related rumors that i cant blame "leakers" for even selling the most obvious predictions as inside knowledge xD
 
Oct 25, 2017
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No we shouldn't and I love BoTW. I want to see a classic Zelda built from the ground up in HD.
You’re best bet is looking towards new 2D Zelda games for “traditional” games. Outside of ports/remakes, it’s apparent that BotW is the new template going forward for 3D games and will continually be improved/expanded on. Not to say that traditional elements won’t be returning (I’m sure Nintendo knows everyone wants classic style dungeons to come back) but the open world freedom structure of BotW is likely permanent from here on out.
 

Winterreise

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Feb 28, 2018
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So someone has made an incredibly safe bet by taking Zell's statement from ResetEra of a "2D Zelda in 2019 and 3D in 2020" and combined it with an easy way out of saying "Oh, games often get delayed" in case it turns out to be incorrect.

This is nothing news.
 

lobdale

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wow another compelling confirmation from the thaumaturgic idea fisherman of the gaming scene.
 

Trrzs

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Oct 29, 2017
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Breath of the Wild was made in 5 years. Develop a sequel, that use the same engine in the same world, in 3 years makes a lot of sense to me tbh.
 

VDenter

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Oct 27, 2017
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Them reusing a ton of BOTW assets means that it could likely come out in late 2020. They also need to start making a "BOTW3" to coincide with a "Switch 2" launch as soon as possible.