The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could release as early as 2020

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a huge hit when it released in 2017, so it's no surprise that Nintendo has a sequel in the works. However, it looks like Breath of the Wild 2 could be arriving earlier than we thought.

According to leaker Sabi (via wccftech), Breath of the Wild 2 is due for release in 2020. But, as Sabi points out, "Zelda release dates are historically delayed, internally or publicly".

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While it's always worth taking rumors with a big pinch of salt, Sabi is a pretty reliable leaker. The Twitter user leaked most of the big announcements from E3 2019 before they happened – reportedly even earning himself a cease and desist order from Nintendo.

We already knew Breath of the Wild 2 was on the way, as it was announced by Nintendo at E3 2019, but we didn't really have an idea when – until now. 

Nintendo hasn't shared much information other than the trailer and a few sparse comments, but the trailer revealed at E3 did close with a line stating that the Breath of the Wild sequel was "in development".

A 2020 release date is sooner than we thought but, as Sabi points out, it's likely we'll see delays – so late 2020 may be a more precise estimate.

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