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Microsoft Expected Breath Of The Wild 2 To Release In 2020

According to new documents, Microsoft expected Nintendo to launch The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 last year in 2020.

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If you’re wondering where this somewhat random piece of news came from, it all came about as a result of the ongoing Epic vs. Apple trial.

Microsoft is inadvertently involved in the trial, as Epic Games’ Fortnite is a game that is available via the Xbox digital stores. As a result of its involvement, documents have been revealed detailing the Xbox’s third and fourth quarters for 2020.

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With a keen eye on the competition, Microsoft was of course keeping close tabs on what Nintendo may or may not have planned during 2020 and beyond, including any upcoming releases.

In the document, it was detailed that despite the information being incredibly scarce since Breath of the Wild 2 was announced at E3 2019, Microsoft expected the big exclusive to launch in 2020. Talk about wishful thinking!

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However, Microsoft also expected Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3 to release last year, and those are games we’ve been waiting even longer for!

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Shin Megami Tensei 5 was also among the Nintendo titles that Microsoft expected to release in 2020, however, we do know that this latter title is set to release this year for the Nintendo Switch.

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In an ideal world, I would love to see Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid Prime 4, and Bayonetta 3 all to have released last year. I suppose it is possible that we might get at least one of those games this year, but I expect they’re all likely to arrive by 2022.

As unlikely as it might seem, I think Breath of the Wild 2 is probably the most likely game to release first. Even though both Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 were announced in 2017, we’re still yet to see any gameplay for either title.

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