The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a highly anticipated title from the good people over at Nintendo, and you can be sure that gamers from all walks of life will be interested in picking up this game that has a dash of Cooking Mama in it. So far, Nintendo has yet to reveal an official release date for the game, but if you pay a visit to the official store, then March 31, 2017 is the listed date. What jives with that particular date is the pre-order listing on Amazon that also points to that very same date. While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is on track for a Nintendo Wii U debut, we would not rule out the possibility of it making an appearance on the recently revealed Nintendo Switch, the hybrid next generation console from Nintendo that can be brought with you on the move to play the very same game that you were enjoying just minutes ago before on a big screen TV in your living room.
If the game’s debut on the Nintendo Switch turns out to be true in due time, then it would certainly be one heck of a launch console to say the least -- and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will definitely be the face that launches many sales of the console. Hopefully, then, this would mean one can start to seriously save up for the Nintendo Switch as well, assuming the March 31, 2017 date on Amazon is not just a placeholder date but the real deal.
Those who are looking forward to the game did mention on Reddit that no one should get all excited and worked up about it, since history might just be repeating itself. Previously, the Tales of Berseria that debuted in August this year did go through a somewhat similar experience. While Q1 of 2017 officially comes to a close on March 31, 2017, and with Nintendo already mentioning that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be released in the first quarter of next year, there is a possibility of a date change until an official announcement from Nintendo is revealed.
There are certain quarters who have the faith that the listed Amazon release date is the real deal, since it would make very good business sense to release a game on a Friday -- it allows folks to enjoy the weekend with their brand new purchase. Do take note that Nintendo did mention before that they intend to hit a 2 million sales target of the Nintendo Switch before the March 31, 2017 deadline, so that is more food for thought.
Well, until the official release date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well as that of the Nintendo Switch are revealed by Nintendo themselves, we will simply have to be content with such level of speculation. One thing is for sure, with three years of teasing us with Breath of the Wild, you can be sure that there is a whole lot of anticipation that has built up over the years. Fingers crossed it will not disappoint!