UK Retailer GAME Pegs The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Release Date For March

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch in the UK alongside the Nintendo Switch, according to retailer GAME. As you can see in the image snapped by a NeoGAF user below (via VG247), placeholder pre-order boxes have started popping up in-store that clearly show the highly anticipated title’s release date as March 2017. The latest unconfirmed date comes on the eve of Nintendo’s live presentation, which will pull back the curtain on its new hardware, as well as the console’s launch line-up.


While we’ll undoubtedly get a concrete launch window for Breath of the Wild during the event, Nintendo’s continued silence on the matter has led to continued back and forth between tipsters, leaks and reports as to when exactly Link’s next adventure will surface. Back in November of last year, rumors surfaced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had suffered a setback in all territories due to localization requiring more time than expected. Following that, sources told Eurogamer that, while it would meet a March release date in the States and Japan, Nintendo of Europe was currently undecided on whether it would follow suit. Assuming GAME has been kept in the loop by Nintendo, its listing appears to confirm that Europe will get its hands on the Switch’s potentially biggest system-seller the same time as everyone else.

Confused? You’re not the only ones. While we understand that Nintendo wants to keep all of its secrets safe until its live show in Tokyo, some clarification on its part would have gone a long way in preventing these sorts of things from happening. Ultimately, all we can do is wait until later today for the deluge of information to start rolling out. We’ll be covering all of the big announcements as and when they come, so stay tuned!