Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel in development

Nintendo reveals follow-up to critically acclaimed Switch launch game

Nintendo has announced that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is currently in development for Switch.

The trailer above was shown during the Nintendo Direct E3 presentation, although no further details were announced.

Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time and is viewed by some as the highpoint in the celebrated series, which debuted in 1986.

Released in March 2017, it had sold almost 12.8 million copies as of March 2019, making it Switch’s fourth bestselling game behind Mario Kart 8 (16.69 million), Super Mario Odyssey (14.44 million) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (13.81 million).

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild co-developer Monolith Soft said in March it was recruiting staff to work on a new entry in Nintendo’s long-running series.

It was also announced today that The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will be released on September 20, 2019.