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Zelda: Breath of the Wild on track for March release for everywhere except Europe, according to rumor

by Joey Davidson | January 5, 2017January 5, 2017 3:00 pm PST

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s release date has been thrown into rumor-based jeopardy over the last few weeks. Once thought to be a rock solid launch title for the Nintendo Switch and a standard Wii U release in March 2017, there were rumors that Breath of the Wild wouldn’t come until the summer.

That’s since been clarified, with the most recent rumor suggesting that everything is still coming in March. Now that rumor has been clarified, too.

Eurogamer‘s Tom Phillips has been largely spot-on with all of the outlet’s Nintendo Switch leaks, and now he has word that the European version of the game is up in the air. According to his sources, Nintendo of Europe wanted “as long a period of testing and localisation as could be allowed” for the game, while Nintendo of Japan and Nintendo of America want the strongest launch lineup possible. Nintendo of Japan is “uncomfortable” with waiting until later for the title.

For now? It looks like European gamers will need to wait.

Eurogamer‘s sources don’t have any concrete details when it comes to the actual release date of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They offer that Nintendo could put a lot more into the localization effort in order to get the game out in March 2017 for Europe, or they might not. European gamers might just have to wait.

Which stinks.

We’ll have more on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as it comes.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...