18 Jul 2021 10:04 AM +00:00 UTC

Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2: Is It Coming To Wii U?

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had a long development history. With work beginning immediately after Skyward Sword's original release in 2011, it saw numerous delays before finally releasing in 2017 as a Switch launch title, receiving critical acclaim.

In similar fashion to Twilight Princess's dual launch on the GameCube/Wii, Breath of the Wild also became Nintendo's final first-party release for Wii U, launching alongside its Switch counterpart. As such, if you're reading this, you might be wondering whether there's any chance of a Wii U release for Breath of the Wild 2.

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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2: Is It Coming To Wii U?

Simply put, the answer is no. While Breath of the Wild's "The Master Trials" and "The Champions' Ballad" DLC also launched for the Wii U, Nintendo's long wrapped up development of their Wii U console. Back in January 2017, then-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Wii U had reached the "end of life".

While 3DS saw continued support after the Switch launch, the Wii U was ultimately a failure by Nintendo's standards, selling 13.56 million units in five years. Comparatively, Switch outsold its predecessor in just 10 months, meaning there's practically no reason for Nintendo to head back now.