BOTW 2 release date delay could hint at a new Nintendo Switch console

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 fans sighed when Nintendo delayed the END 2 Spring 2023 release date. However, some believe Nintendo has even bigger plans for Princess Zelda and Link’s next adventure. Rumors have sprung up online that END 2 will be released not only on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED, but also on a brand new console. Rumors suggest that fans may soon be restoring the Master Sword to fight Ganondorf on a Nintendo Switch Pro in 4k.

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In addition to the “BOTW 2” delay, fans noticed other clues to the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro

While Nintendo first announced END 2 for Nintendo Switch at E3 in June 2019, the game suffered several delays. The delay pushed it back so much that it became the longest development time between the console The Legend of Zelda games (even if the gap between A link to the past and Ocarina of time was supplemented with some odd entries like CD-i games).

However, fans eventually felt confident that they could return to Hyrule in 2022. Unfortunately, the gaming community was met with a series of disappointing announcements, with Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 delayed and E3 2022 cancelled.

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There might be a silver lining, though. A leak from NVIDIA has sparked rumors of a Nintendo Switch 2, Pro, or another new console coming sooner rather than later.

Tom’s Guide reported “Nvidia suffered a serious data breach” in early March, “but most relevant to Nintendo fans is the Nvidia DLSS source code reveal.”

“This source code includes a reference to something labeled ‘NVN2’…the current Nintendo Switch is referred to as ‘NVN’ in the same database,” noted Tom’s Guide. “That would certainly suggest that a successor to the Nintendo Switch is in some stage of development.”

Fans Suspect New Nintendo Switch Game ‘BOTW 2’ Is Almost Complete Already

While the Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 the delay bolsters rumors of NVIDIA’s Nintendo Switch Pro leak, something else caught fans’ attention.

Nintendo has revealed new images for END 2, including a glimpse of the ruined Master Sword. He unleashed several savages Zelda theories, but more importantly, the footage looked like completed cutscenes.

Longtime Nintendo fans know the company puts fun gameplay first and story second, even in The Legend of Zelda Games. Nintendo showing cutscenes for the breath of the wild sequel has fans thinking that the game is already almost done.

END 2 is one of the most anticipated video games. The only reason Nintendo delayed and mostly finished the game would be to release it on a new console.

However, this contradicts some earlier information.

Despite ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’ being delayed, Nintendo maintains the console still has life

The facts seem to line up if Nintendo were to come out The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD to help out the fans. They could work on the rumored Nintendo Switch 2 or Pro and secure an incentive for fans to purchase their new console.

However, President Shuntaro Furukawa said the Nintendo Switch is only in the middle of its lifecycle.

“Switch is right in the middle of its life cycle, and the momentum building up this year is good. The Switch is poised to break a pattern of our older consoles that saw their momentum wane in their sixth year. in the market and continue to grow,” Furukawa said in a call after the earnings report (via Bloomberg).

With Nintendo teasing tiny bits of information, fans can only dig deeper on their own for what’s next for Link, Zelda, and the Master Sword.

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