Super Mario Odyssey 2 / The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
The opportunity for great sagas on Nintendo Switch
It is curious that the worst day for me to pay attention to the news was the one that gave me the most headaches. This is not something trivial, since every Tuesday I have to make sure to leave the food ready so that my partner arrives at 3am and can return to work at 4am. Nintendo and Sony wanted to make it harder for me.
At this point, I don’t think anyone will be surprised by this news, but at 4:00 p.m., through a video of barely a minute and a half, Nintendo announced the delay of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this being a title originally planned for 2022, but which, in the end, will force us wait for spring 2023.
In itself, I don’t end up seeing it as a bad move, since, given what has been seen, the game was pointing to a launch at the end of the yearsAt what time there are too many places. This is no exaggeration, since leaving out nintendomost companies have decided don’t start games in the coming months to concentrate everything on October-December.
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 will be released in Spring 2023
Under this assumption, delaying The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could even be logical, since we are faced with a title that could sell over 20 million copies disheveled, thus becoming with relative ease the second best-selling Zelda in history. Needless to say, the first installment is number 1 on the list.
Anyway, for Zelda There is nothing more we can do during this year, although it has caused me to reflect on this situation. More specifically infor now?
Animal crossing new horizons
Animal Crossing did not hesitate to announce its postponement at E3
Normally one would think that Nintendo would confirm this at E3this being the event where I could give release date and game titlewhich remains a mystery.
By way of background, it must be said that in the E3 2019 They had no problem announcing that Animal Crossing: New Horizonsdated at the end of that year, went to March 2020. This is where I have another question related to the previous one:why didn’t they wait for E3?
And to clarify that, we should think about what this saga means for nintendobecause mario is the picture of Japanese society, but The link is your fortressits symbol of quality par excellence.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
Zelda is Nintendo’s symbol of quality
In this sense, the delay Animal crossing new horizons We understand why this bad news would be eclipsed by as big as at first sight with the announcement of this sequel.
However, Announce the delay of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 It would push any other bombshell into the background, taking up all the front pages of the fact that this year we won’t be able to take off with Link anymore.
It is precisely for this reason that the announcement now comes from the pearls so that in the E3 the covers are not occupied by the delay, thus leaving room for other possible licenses. And in this sense, there are two names that come to mind.
super mario odyssey
Will we get a new Mario title at E3?
To be clear, I will say that these words that I am going to tell next are not mine, since his authorship matches my friend and colleague by Wheat Connection and Meristarion Sergio Carlos González. clarified that, Sergio and I usually send myself podcasts in the form of WhatsApp audios which are usually 5-20 minutes long which is great for buying bread or taking a walk.
Anyway, the truth is that I remember one day when I was accompanying my girlfriend to pick up a Vinted package, I started listening to an audio of Sergio in which, as a good connoisseur of the industry, he told me about the The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 delay.
However, far from making comments without any basis (knowing already that it had not even been launched on the market Pokemon Legends Arceus and that, therefore, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Purple were not acquaintances) thought about how Nintendo could announce and launch a Mario this year.
super mario odyssey
A Mario adapted to the film
It must be said that, contrary to what happens with the team of Zeldathat of Super Mario Odyssey was completely silent, which led to many try to speculate and theorize with varying degrees of success around what they have in their hands, names like Donkey Kong 2D resonate here.
In this way, silence could be seen materialized in a new game plumber, which, all is said, would make a lot of sense to launch by the end of this year. And there is a compelling reason for this: super mario movie.
The information that we know about this film is scarce beyond the crazy cast that will lend their voices to the protagonists, but the truth is that something that has been seen lately in the video game industry is that many studios release films or series of certain licenses, which usually come with a game.
Movies and series from the hand of new video games
It’s not something unusual, as we recently the case of Unchartedwith which you don’t think it’s a coincidence that PS5 compilation and movie released less than a month apart. In reality, It’s not the only case.
Recently netflix created the series Cupheadwho announced his second part for summer this year. It is no coincidence that its long-awaited DLC will be released during this period. And to continue the numbering, the rumors of a remake of The Last of Us with the filming of the series follows this same track.
It is for all this that a Mario game on dates close to the film would fit perfectlyespecially because, to be clear, Mario is a more typical Christmas gamesince parents go to the shops to buy presents for Santa Claus or Kings, Mario will get more attention than Zelda. However, there is also another candidate who is coming.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
The arrival of Zelda ports
From another point of view, it must be remembered that in Nintendo Switch has always been something Zelda for years. This was seen both with the Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the two Hyrule Warriors and Link’s Awakening.
This is why this delay opens up the possibility that Zelda come back in another way, and I think we all think the same thing: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The wii u ports have been one of the main pillars of the success of Changesince they served to fill the catalog in the most raw moments of the hybrid console while giving a second life to all these games.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
A golden opportunity for Wind Waker and Twilight Princess
Under this premise, two of the most requested these are the HD remakes that Zelda has released on Wii U, being titles that have not had too many ballots for this year due to the already delayed sequel to Zelda Breath of the Wild.
However, this delay gives them free throw away cardtherefore, with a few months of July and August without any release of nintendowe got to see how the dynamic Nintendo Game Cube duo end up making the leap to hybrid after their older brothers made it through nintendo switch.
That way it would eventually fill the void and they wouldn’t be overshadowed by the games that came right after. Breath of the Wild 2since it was something that Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and Link’s Awakening suffered from the excessive number of comparisons.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
See you in 2023 Link
That said, I have to say that the situation made me do it quickly, but being something I’ve been talking about and dealing with for a while SergioI didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share with you all my speculations and theories.
Of course it doesn’t stop being a simple prognosisso the fact that it was realized would be more the result of chance and luck than knowing something in advance.
However, I do not want to close this article without mentioning that, despite the fact that it annoys me to have to wait a few more months to be able to enjoy it sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we must not forget that this title has gone through the same thing. And far from being an inconvenience, he offered us the best zelda game i have played. See you in 2023, Link.
I am Bhumi Shah, a highly skilled digital marketer with over 11 years of experience in digital marketing and content writing in the tech industry.