The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has lastly gone gold, solely 5 years too late to save lots of the Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is formally 100% taking place.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone gold, that means it’s full and off to producers to be made prepared for retail launch.

Nintendo hasn’t made a giant track and dance concerning the information, which broke through a tweet from Monolith Soft’s Yasuyuki Honne, translated by Trusted Reviews. Monolith Soft, greatest recognized for Xenoblade, aided Nintendo’s core Legend of Zelda staff with Breath of the Wild’s enormous open world.

It’s a bittersweet second for Nintendo and The Legend of Zelda followers. The vastly anticipated RPG is the fulfilment of long-held expectations, and can little doubt give the brand new Switch a shot in the arm as it launches on early March.

But for many who bought the final Nintendo console in anticipation of this new The Legend of Zelda recreation, it’s awkward to see it completed within a week of the Wii U being discontinued.

The newest figures from Nintendo present the Wii U was the worst-selling console it has ever produced. It’s laborious not to wonder if The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may need modified that, had it launched alongside the Wii U in 2012.

Nintendo has said it intends to release first-party Switch software regularly quite than permit followers to undergo the lengthy gaps of the Wii and Wii U years. We’re actually hopeful meaning the Switch will certain alongside gracefully and appeal to loads of third-party assist. It’s an odd console, however Switch is the best place to play the new Legend of Zelda, which is a fairly large factor.

It’s only a disgrace it wasn’t a factor the Wii U may ever boast. Poor previous console.