Breath of the Wild 2 gets some gameplay and a 2022 release window

Link phasing through a solid object in Breath of the Wid 2

Link goes skyward again?

Announced during today’s Nintendo Direct, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now aiming for a 2022 release window. In the meantime, there was some gameplay shown today to tide the eager Zelda fans over.

In the last segment of today’s E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, we got our first gameplay glimpses of Breath of the Wild 2. It starts with an ominous scene of darkness and Zelda falling, before it shows Link plummeting through the skies, which feels very Skyward Sword.

It seems we are indeed back in the ruined Hyrule of Breath of the Wild, only the skies will be a little more important. We see the castle take off into the air, surrounded by more evil and nastiness. Maybe the Calamity isn’t quite finished with us yet?

Breath of the Wild 2 will be targeting a 2022 launch, as Nintendo keeps working away at the sequel.

Eric Van Allen