In case you missed it, Nintendo finally revealed their previously tightly wrapped next-gen console last October 2016 (yes, 2016 is now behind us), called the Nintendo Switch. It's a handheld console that can connect to a TV at home and also function as a traditional home console. The announcement video, which you can check out below, showcased some of the games that will run on the Switch when it arrives, although not necessarily launch titles.
These include what seems to be a new Mario game, an NBA 2K game, a port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and of course, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The last of which was already announced prior to the Switch reveal and, for a while, was thought to be a sure launch title. However, according to a report late last year, it looks like Breath of the Wild will miss the Switch launch. If this is the first time you've heard of said report, don't worry; it appears the game is now back on track to arrive alongside the Switch.
According to Eurogamer, Nintendo had a change of plans and is now set to include Breath of the Wild as a Switch launch title. The reason? Apparently, Nintendo needed a strong lineup. An installment from one of their most popular intellectual properties will surely bolster the lineup. That's the good news. The bad news is that it will only apply to North America and Japan. Things aren't so clear for Europe where the game is required to be translated into multiple languages.
Citing their sources, Eurogamer said that Nintendo had always wanted to bring in Breath of the Wild alongside the Switch and that the plan, finalized at the end of last year, was to go through with the launch regardless of the game's situation in Europe. Nothing is official yet, though. Nintendo has not released any official statement regarding the status of Breath of the Wild.
Thankfully, we won't have to wait very long to get a clear view on things - Nintendo is scheduled to release more Switch details this coming January 12. These include technical specifications, price and of course, launch titles.