Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 - Xbox thought it was coming in 2020

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 - Xbox thought it was coming in 2020


Another day in Epic's versus Apple litigation means more publicly available documents with all sorts of interesting information. Microsoft thought that Nintendo's lineup for 2020 would be a lot stronger than it actually was. The associated document has since been deleted, but IGN reports that Microsoft expected the titles The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and Shin Megami Tensei 5 between October and December 2020. In addition, some titles are named that had or will not have their release until 2021, such as No More Heroes 3 and Bravely Default 2.

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Microsoft would like to publish Xbox games for other platforms such as the PS5 and Nintendo Switch in the future. var lstExcludedArticleTicker = '1371589,1371604,1371416,1371556'; Not a single one of the other titles has appeared so far, and there are no specific publication dates. Shin Megami Tensei 5 will celebrate its release sometime in 2021, for Breath of the Wild 2 we only have some rumors that the title will be released for Christmas 2021. So far there is almost no information about Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3 is also kept a low profile. The developers even advised us to "forget the title first".

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'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2' Release Date Leaked In Xbox Documents

  • Nintendo announced 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2' at E3 2019
  • In February, Nintendo said it would offer more updates about the game before the year ends
  • Nintendo has not yet revealed when it plans to release 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2'
  • 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2' is one of the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch titles. While the Japanese gaming giant has announced the sequel, it has not yet revealed its release date. Despite this, Microsoft's Xbox was apparently under the impression that 'BOTW 2' was scheduled to release in 2020 along with other big Nintendo titles.

    Xbox overestimated Nintendo's lineup last year as it expected the Japanese company would release heavy-hitters like 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2,' 'Metroid Prime 4,' 'Bayonetta 3,' and 'Shin Megami Tensei 5.'

    This information was taken from documents leaked from the Apple vs. Epic trial and reported by IGN. The court trial has produced some documents showing Microsoft's expectations from its competitors in 2020. 

    The said document, dated August 2020, has since been deleted following the site's report. It essentially intended to show what Xbox had to compete with.

    However, it is worth noting that this has nothing to do with the official release date of Nintendo Switch games, especially 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.' 

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    The Redmond-based tech titan is indeed more privy to its competitors' activities compared to the average fan. However, it does not necessarily mean that it knows anything about the release dates of its competitors' games, apps and other software. The release date is likely more of a guess. 

    Nintendo is notorious for being a secretive company, especially regarding the release dates of its upcoming products and games.

    The Japanese gaming giant rarely announces anything or deliberately leaks anything until it's ready. Rumors about the release date of 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2' have been rife online because of many factors.

    Many believe it would release in 2021 because the Zelda franchise celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Others claim Nintendo would release the game as one of the launch titles of the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro. It is worth noting that these are just leaks and speculations and just like unofficial claims, fans should temper their expectations and take these details with a hefty amount of salt.

    'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2' is currently being developed.