Nintendo of America assures fans that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild not only comes to Switch on March 3, but also to Wii U on the same date.
As many fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are likely aware, the game received an official release date by way of a new trailer during last night’s Nintendo Switch live stream event showcasing the company’s new console. Of course, while the Big N is primarily focused on the impending launch of the Switch, Nintendo of America wanted to reassure Wii U fans that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also set to be available for the company’s current console on the same date as its Switch release, which is March 3, 2017.
As seen in Nintendo of America’s tweet below, the company led with the release date for Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch initially in another post, which makes sense considering it’s the Big N’s next major product, and it will want to promote the fresh system first and foremost. Of course, with the Wii U still being on the market and its production set to end in Japan soon, Nintendo will want to make as much profit as possible from Breath of the Wild on the console by launching it for the installed fan base who don’t immediately plan on upgrading to the Switch.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also coming to #WiiU on 3/3.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 13, 2017
Nevertheless, there may be some Wii U owners who might be hesitant to pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for their current consoles due to the possibility of there being a lack of quality when compared to the game’s Switch version. Aside from an obvious boost in graphical capabilities from the Switch, Breath of the Wild‘s producer Eiji Aonuma has proclaimed the game’s the same experience on Wii U.
With that being the case, Wii U fans should expect to encounter every single in-game feature and mechanic in a similar fashion to those playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch. So, all of the promotional pieces of gameplay footage put out by Nintendo in advance of the forthcoming RPG’s launch should be exactly the same on both consoles insofar as the game itself is concerned.
Taking all of this into consideration, the impending release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild only amplifies the eager excitement for what is easily one of the most anticipated video games of 2017. Hopefully, the next entry in Nintendo’s long-running RPG franchise will not only help give the Switch a stellar arrival when it hits the scene, but also will send the Wii U off with a bang.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to launch on Wii U and Switch on March 3, 2017.