Nintendo Switch gamers are getting plenty of sequels in the future, with Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 among the biggest.
There are others – such as Metroid Prime 4 – but these seem a lot further away than the next Link adventure.
Fans are hoping that recent rumours of a 2020 release date for BOTW 2 prove true, however, Nintendo has yet to say much on the subject.
This would also make for a very quick turnaround, especially when you consider how long Legend of Zelda games have taken in the past to develop.
Gamers continue to find out snippets from rumours and reports but there’s a good chance that this information will be out of date before long.
And for all the unofficial news surrounding the game, we don’t know for certain when the next Zelda will hit shelves, or what new features it will boast.
The most recent message from Nintendo regarding BOTW was that gamers should try Link’s Awakening as their next game, with the company writing on Twitter: “If you love The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, keep exploring in Links Awakening. Available now.”
The good news for gamers who own a PS4 is that a title like BOTW is being primed for launch for 2020.
Genshin Impact has been noted as being very similar to Breath of the Wild and some fans in China even protested its reveal.
Genshin Impact is an open-world action game set in the fantasy world called “Teyvat” which has a definite Anime flavour.
But there will be differences and fans should know that it will boast multiple playable characters and an in-depth elemental combo-based combat system.
And the good news is that Genshin Impact will be arriving on PS4 and PC platforms in 2020.
And this makes it very likely that it will be available to play before Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 on Nintendo Switch.
So perhaps it could function as a bit of a stop-gap for fans along the way to the launch of the hit sequel?
With Genshin Impact launching in 2020, we have started to receive new information on what its open-world will be like. The development team are now offering regular updates, covering different areas of the world.
These are written in the style of a journal post of a traveller, with the city of Mondstadt the current focus. The latest update covers the festival of Ludi Harpastum, which includes a gliding championship.
We already know that some playable characters have links to this event and there’s a chance that the development team are hinting at some important gameplay elements.
The new update reads: “ I attended the gliding championship during the last days of the festival, standing among the cheerful crowd on the plaza next to the cathedral.
“There, I immediately recognized the girl who showed me around Mondstadt on my first day. I remembered her proudly telling me about being a gliding champion, though I had doubted her at the time.
“Now that I’ve seen her glide with my own eyes, like a red flash tearing through the sky, I have no choice but to admit that Barbatos blessed his people with freedom, courage, vitality and fierce willpower.”
One piece of good news that has been shared by the development team is that Genshin Impact will be getting an open beta sometime in the future. For now, the game remains in the beta testing phase behind closed doors, but this will change further into the development cycle.
No firm date has been announced for when the first builds will be released but it looks a few updates have been made to the game’s NPCs and pets.
“Cute cats and dogs have arrived in Teyvat, just waiting for the arrival of travellers. (They’re still a little shy around strangers, so we cannot let you pat them just yet, unfortunately),” a message from miHoYo reads.
“A range of new NPCs have come to Mondstadt. Next time you visit, be sure to introduce yourselves to them and learn more about what the residents of Mondstadt are like.
“Outside of the content above, we are also constantly working on a range of other changes and improvements based on your feedback and opinions.
“Be this as it may, we are aware that our game is still not yet good enough. We welcome and thank each and every traveller that takes the time to share their thoughts and opinions with us.”