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The game will not actually be called Breath of the Wild 2 but will instead have a proper subtitle, like every other Zelda game. But Nintendo is deliberately choosing not to announce the name yet.
This was confirmed by Nintendo of America senior product marketing manager Bill Trinen, who told IGN that there’s a good reason Nintendo continues to refer to the game as simply The Sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
“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 said. “Those subtitles, they start to give little bits of hints about maybe what’s going to happen.”
Trinen added that he understands why people are calling it Breath of the Wild 2, even though Nintendo isn’t, because it’s “going to be shorthand and it’s natural for people to want to find a shorthand way to frame it”, but insists: “We’re still calling it the sequel to Breath of the Wild.”
The game will feature an expanded world that includes the skies above Hyrule, the company confirmed during a Nintendo Direct on Tuesday.
“Two years have passed since we first announced this game and we’ve been unable to share anything with you in that time,” Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma said during the presentation. “However, development has been steadily progressing.”
He added: “We’d like to ask you to wait a bit longer. We’re aiming for a 2022 release, so I hope you’ll look forward to it.”