E3: Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda sequel confirmed

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Nintendo showed a trailer for the sequel of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3

Nintendo has revealed it is working on a sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the best-selling games for its Switch console.

Breath of the Wild was praised by critics when it launched in 2017 and it won several awards.

Nintendo showed a short trailer for the sequel during its presentation at the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.

However, it also said its highly anticipated Animal Crossing game had been delayed until March 2020.

The company said it wanted to make sure the game was of the “right quality”.

The Legend of Zelda series started in 1986. The action-adventure games follow hero Link in his quest to save the kingdom of Hyrule.

In its presentation, Nintendo also highlighted several third-party games that were being brought to the Switch in the coming months.

“Switch hardware sales are currently leading the US market in a big way,” said Mat Piscatella, gaming analyst for NPD Group.

“Nintendo is the leading software publisher – and neither of these facts show any signs of slowing any time soon.”

In a related development, Polish studio CD Projekt Red has announced that it will release its action role-playing game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, for the Switch later this year.

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The trailer for the Switch version of The Witcher 3 indicates that it will feature less detailed graphics than the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions

The fantasy title was released in 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and is known for offering one of the largest open-world experiences.

The Nintendo version will contain several sections that were originally sold as expansion add-ons, potentially offering hundreds of hours of gameplay in total.

There had been doubts that the Switch offered enough storage to make this possible.