The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’s real name is being kept under wraps for a while, thanks to it containing spoilers for the game.
Love it or hate it, Nintendo’s E3 presentation has finally come and gone. We didn’t see the Donkey Kong game we were expecting, but we did get some other excellent reveals.
Before the show, we’d already heard about a brand-new Mario title – and we’re not referring to Golf! Then, the Direct itself had some big reveals of its own.
And finally, our first gameplay trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is turning more than a few heads. But with a 2022 release date pinned, Nintendo is keeping the game’s title secret for fear of spoilers.
What Is Breath of the Wild 2’s Real Name?
Yesterday, when the trailer went live, gamers noticed that Breath of the Wild 2 isn’t the sequel’s real name.
In fact, Nintendo revealed the new gameplay footage under the name: “sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”.
Now, in a new interview with IGN, Nintendo is ready to reveal why. Nintendo Treehouse’s Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff discussed the real name for Breath of the Wild 2.
According to the Nintendo employees, Breath of the Wild 2 does have an official name. However, the company is sticking to referring to the game as a sequel to its predecessor for now.
“As for why we’re holding back on the name, you’ll just have to stay tuned because, obviously, Zelda names are kind of important,” Trinen teases. “Those subtitles… they start to give little bits of hints about maybe what’s going to happen”
It’s true that many Zelda titles do reveal details about the games before you even open the box. While Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Windwaker etc. all tease the titles’ signature item, Breath of the Wild was more open-ended in nature.
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Whatever Breath of the Wild 2’s real name is, it’s being kept hidden from us for the time being. We imagine that we’ll hear more about it as we draw closer to the 2022 release date.
In the meantime, while Nintendo is calling it the sequel to Breath of the Wild, it doesn’t mind fans referring to it as BOTW 2.
Hopefully, by the time we learn the new title, we’ll all be ready to play it on new hardware. After all, the ‘New Nintendo Switch’ is already leaking at GameStop.
Not only do leaks suggest that the Nintendo Switch Pro model will have 4K resolution, but it may actually have its own exclusive games too. And games such as Pokemon Legends: Arceus will get a big upgrade on Switch Pro, if these rumors are true.
Unfortunately, with a huge Nintendo Switch stock shortage on the horizon, it may be harder than you’d think to buy the upcoming console.