In a short YouTube video (above), Zelda series producer, Eiji Anouma shared an update on the development of the highly anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

We previously announced that we were aiming for a 2022 release for this game. However, we have decided to extend our development time a bit and change the release to Spring 2023. For those of you who have been looking forward to a release this year, we apologize.

To add some tasty morsels to the disappointing news, the video showcased precious seconds of never-before-seen gameplay footage, and teased the new world of floating islands that exists high in the sky.

What we know about the sequel remains distressingly bare — including the official title!

Despite being announced back in 2019, Nintendo has yet to give the “Sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” its own official name. And other than an emphasis on exploring the new sky lands above Hyrule, we know next to nothing about the story or any new gameplay features.

A teaser trailer was unveiled during last year’s E3 Nintendo Direct, and Nintendo has been quiet ever since.

But, it’s the sequel to one of the best Zelda games of all time. If it needs a few more months to cook, so be it!

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