Nintendo stumbles in the stock market after Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 postponement announcement

After the announcement that the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will not be discovered until 2023, nintendo lost a few points on the stock market. Nothing alarming since the manufacturer had amassed several dozen since the beginning of the year. But there is proof that many see this title as one of the biggest cartridges to come from Nintendo.

There are unmistakable signs. When Nintendo releases a video titled “New Release Date Information for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel,” you can instantly tell that this news is going to be bad. Bad in the sense of an announced postponement. If the plans had not changed, there would have been no need to mention “release date” in the title, in addition to the final name of the game. However, “suite de” testifies to a final name still not stopped, or in any case of an element not yet ready to be unveiled.

We have therefore known for two days that this Breath of the Wild 2 will only be released in the spring of 2023. For what reason(s)? Is the ambition of the game at a point where the development times initially decided proved to be insufficient? The successive releases of Horizon: Forbidden West and D’Elden Ring have they had an impact on the development of the Breath of the Wild sequel? In any case, the pressure is even stronger on the shoulders of Eiji Aonuma and his teams.

Since the start of the year, Nintendo’s stock had risen 25%

Wednesday, the day after the announcement of the postponement of the continuation of Breath of the Wild, Nintendo’s stock lost 6 points at the opening of the stock market in Tokyo. It also appears that before these new excuses from the producer of the Zelda franchise, the small craftsman had gained 25 points on the stock market since the beginning of the year.

For Serkan Toto, CEO of independent consulting firm Kantan Games, Nintendo couldn’t find a better year to delay the launch of its new Zelda:

“If there’s a year that Nintendo can afford to put off Zelda, this is it. The fiscal year hasn’t even started yet and they’ve already staggered all of these potential blockbuster titles. »

From next month it will look like this Nintendo Switch Sportsfollowed by Splatoon 3 this summer, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in September and doublet Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Purple at the end of the year.

Source: Reuters

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