Developer/publisher Nintendo (EPD) Format Switch Release 2022
There’s no danger of that in its latest teaser, which has been precision-designed to answer very few questions while raising many more. That is part of the business of building hype, of course: show just enough to hint at new mechanics and story elements while inviting speculation as to what they mean. And with no one at Nintendo prepared to say anything more about it – save producer Eiji Aonuma suggesting it’s “aiming for a 2022 release”, and we needn’t highlight the operative word there – the conjecture is likely to continue for at least another year.
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