While the next installment of the license, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 has been pushed back to 2023, another source says other games Zelda could emerge in advance. Apparently, several games derived from the Zelda universe could be released in the coming months.
Zelda: a cult license
Released in 1986, The Legend of Zelda is one of the first action-adventure games. Created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, the saga Zelda becomes one of Nintendo’s flagship licenses alongside Super Mario and of Pokemon. Since the first part, 19 games have officially been released on different consoles like the NES, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, GameCube, Wii and more recently the Switch. The story tells the fate of Link, a small archer who must free the kingdom of Hyrule and its princess, Zelda, from the hands of the lord of evil: Ganondorf.
The saga Zelda has thus enjoyed great popularity over time. For example, the game Ocarina of Timereleased in 1998, is considered one of the best video games of all time. according to Metacritic. In 2018, the series has more than 94.7 million games sold worldwide. The latest installment in the main series, Breath of the Wild dates back to 2017. Its sequel is expected next year.
Any surprises from Zelda?
It seems like new games associated with the franchise The Legend of Zelda could arrive very soon on Nintendo Switch. Recently, Nintendo announced that the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 was postponed to 2023. And although this news has saddened a number of fans, Nintendo obviously has other plans for this cult license.
According to Samus Hunter, a specialized insider on all things Nintendo, the company is set to release Zelda games ahead of the arrival of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. However, he did not specify any details regarding these possible games. Some rumors have been circulating for a few months now. Apparently Nintendo is about to release remastered versions of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and of The Legend of Zelda: Twillight Princess. But all of this is just speculation. We will surely have more precise information in the coming weeks.