Tuesday morning, Eiji Aonuma, producer of the Legend of Zelda series, announced that the hotly anticipated Breath of the Wild sequel would release in Spring of 2023 instead of this year.


After announcing the delay to next Spring in the video, Aonuma reiterated the large scope of the sequel.

“As previously announced, the adventure in this sequel will take place not just on the ground as in the previous game, but also in the skies above. However, the expanded world goes beyond that and there will be an even wider variety of features you can enjoy including new encounters and new gameplay elements. In order to make this game’s experience something special, the entire development team is continuing to work diligently on this game, so please wait a while longer. That’s all for today’s announcement. Thank you.”

We still haven’t seen a full title yet for Link’s next adventure, but with the delay, it’s likely we won’t see one soon. Are you bummed about the delay, or were you expecting a 2023 release date anyway? Let us know in the comments.

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Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!