The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is according to Nintendo: the biggest game they’ve ever made and that’s coming from a developer that mostly makes party games, racing games, and platformers featuring a fat plumber and a bunch of his friends; that’s first-party Nintendo and not counting Nintendo-licensed games such as Pokemon. The Zelda franchise was primarily a role-playing top-down action RPG that takes you on an adventure with an engaging story line and is chock full of puzzles, interesting weapons, and awesome boss fights. With the Nintendo Wii U in a sorry state, Nintendo plans to give it a proper goodbye by making the biggest game they’ve ever developed available on the dying system. Along with the Wii U, Nintendo’s newest Zelda title is also slated for the Nintendo Switch and its March 2017 release but it seems Nintendo has run into some snags with the game.
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Might Not Even Make it to the Nintendo Switch Launch Window
While Nintendo didn’t give away any details of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild’s exact release date – they would always say “2017”, but when the game hit an earlier snag this year, many expect it to be a launch title for Nintendo’s upcoming handheld and home console hybrid the Nintendo Switch. But it seems that it won’t be thecase from now on since Nintendo insider Emily Rogers has revealed that due to the game requiring more localization work than originally anticipated, the game will not make it into the new console’s launch window in March 2017.
Being an open world role playing game, the scale is huge and lots of NPCs, quest info as well as dialog, various in-game items, and lots more it’ll be a huge task to attempt to localize the game for every region its destined to be released. Now a delay for localization of Breath of the Wild for Switch isn’t much of a big deal, but for Nintendo they aim to also work on making the game super stable come release date and rumors point out that it’ll probably be pushed a good 4 to 6 months after localization work is done and will clean it up with quality assurance.
However it’s not all bad news, if The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild won’t make it on the new console’s launch Window, Eurogamer reports that the new Mario game seen in the reveal trailer of the console will instead be the Switch’s banner launch title.
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