Eager fans have been waiting years for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but we still don’t have a concrete release date. Although many assume it will be a Nintendo Switch launch title, Nintendo has never committed to that, and we’ve hearing rumors and reports that suggest it won’t be ready in time, and Target recently listed its release date as June 13th, 2017.
Reliable Nintendo Switch leaker Laura Dale of Let’s Play Video Games has weighed in on the topic, and according to her, June is now the target window. When it comes to the UK, Dale expects Breath of the Wild to hit Nintendo Switch on June 16th and Wii U on June 23rd. It’s unclear if this is a worldwide target or UK specific.
This information is not officially confirmed by Nintendo at this time. Dale is known to have a reliable source inside Nintendo who accurately leaked when the Switch reveal would take place, the content of the reveal, Switch’s use of cartridges, and more. However, she has not clarified whether this latest tidbit came from that trusted and proven source or someone else. It’s also important to note that the reason Breath of the Wild is reportedly taking so long to release is that localization and bug testing are taking longer than expected, so its release date hinges on the speed of those processes more than anything else.
Nintendo are internally aiming for a June 16 2017 UK Breath of the Wild Switch release. Aiming Wii U for June 23 2017 UK.
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) November 23, 2016