Zelda: Breath of the Wild Won’t Be Released In March Says Insider; Switch Version More Smooth

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

The upcoming Zelda: Breath of the Wild won’t be released in March according to a well-known Nintendo insider. It’s more likely that Nintendo’s most ambitious Zelda to date, will release in the summer of 2017.

That’s what well known Nintendo insider, Emily Rogers, has claimed on her personal blog and via her Twitter account. Rogers reports that she’s heard from multiple sources that Breath of the Wild’s localization isn’t going as planned. “A very ambitious game, maybe even too much,” claimed one particular source according to Rogers.

Rumors surrounding localization problems with Breath of the Wild are said to have started back in September, and multiple sources are now claiming that localization for the game won’t be ready until next month. Rogers writes that she has no reason to believe that Breath of the Wild will be released this March, and that it will more likely be a summer 2017 title.

That brings us to the month of November. More sources have now come forward and corroborated my information. They’ve told me that localization for Breath of the Wild might not be finished until the end of December. After localization is completed, this game will require between (at least) four-to-six months of testing. As I mentioned earlier, this is one of Nintendo’s largest and most ambitious games ever. The amount of testing required for a huge open-world game like this is enormous. Nintendo’s intention is to have the game as bug free as possible.

Based on what I’ve heard, I have no reason to believe that Breath of the Wild will be a March title. There’s a much higher chance of Breath of the Wild being a summer 2017 game.

Judging from Roger’s sources, Breath of the Wild won’t be a Nintendo Switch launch title this March, and it appears that the game won’t be released for the Wii U this March either.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild to run more smoothly on Nintendo Switch & Said to be harder than E3 Demo

In other Zelda: Breath of the Wild related news, Rogers also claims that she’s heard that the Nintendo Switch version of the game runs more smoothly than the Wii U version. Whether this is related to optimization or hardware differences is unknown. Furthermore, Rogers writes that the Breath of the Wild E3 demo was toned down in difficulty in order to have the “fun exploring”. The final game will actually be a bit more difficult.

While the information shared above has to be considered a rumor at most, Rogers has been spot on with her recent Nintendo NX, now named Switch, leaks and rumors.

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