Breath of The Wild
"The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild" will launch on March 3 alongside the Nintendo Switch. Facebook/The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

“The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” has been a long time coming -- so much so that it is debuting with a console that is one generation later than the one it was actually created for. Nevertheless, Nintendo is scheduled to add another title to the franchise that is tailor-made for the Switch.

It was recently confirmed that “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” has gone gold. What this means is that the title has finally been sent to manufacturers for retail. And while this has been taken as proof that the game will finally be released with the Nintendo Switch in March, it does not negate the thinking that it is about five years too late.

Before the delays came one after the other, Nintendo announced that “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild” would be released on the Wii U. Some fans of the franchise likely purchased the console just for the game. Now, the game is ironically being released within a week of the Wii U’s confirmed discontinuation.

The numbers have supported the notion that the Wii U is Nintendo’s worst selling console today. It might never be possible to determine whether or not the device would have sold better had the game launched with it. “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” is sure to play on the Nintendo Switch, but there is also no denying that the idea of the game was meant for the Wii U.

Nevertheless, Express UK has reported that producer Eiji Aonuma said there is potential for another chapter of the franchise that is tailor made for the Nintendo Switch. “I haven’t been able to fully use all of the new features of the system,” he said. “There could be the possibility of another ‘Zelda’ on the Nintendo Switch.”

And while there are no actual plans at this point, Aonuma said that his team is likely to stick to the core of the franchise and just expand from there. The core he is talking about is the gameplay style and main character development. How the expansion will go about, however, is something that still needs to be discussed.

“The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” will launch alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3. It can be preordered here for $89.95.


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