Five Ways Nintendo Can Fill the Massive Gap Left by the Widely Hyped Zelda Sequel

Published 03/31/2022, 3:45 PM EDT

Following the announcement of a delay for the highly awaited Zelda 2, fans are absolutely disappointed, to say the least. And Nintendo will have to pull off something huge this year while they wait for the sequel.

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It looks like there are some interesting ways Nintendo can make up for the delayed Zelda 2. Because it has still got lots of perks to release to fill out the void until the anticipated game releases in Spring 2023.

Nintendo can still make 2022 awesome for the fans even without Zelda 2!

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When looking at the pipeline for this calendar, the Mario maker has got a lot under its kitty. Yes, there is not going to be a Zelda sequel, but Nintendo surely knows how to win the hearts.

Speaking of the obvious releases, then 2022 has titles like Bayonetta 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. They are scheduled to come out in the fall and towards the end of the year. This is the first simple way in which Nintendo can offer a kind of compensation reward to the fans of Zelda 2.

But there are even more exciting possibilities in which the company can launch multiple titles to fill out the gap before the next Zelda comes out.

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The publisher can offer a Switch port for the past Zelda classics like Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. Yes, they are old but a ported version or a total remaster could definitely end up impressing the players.

Moving further, it can also come out with the long rumored Metroid: Prime remastered entry.

Then there is the Mario Odyssey 2, which will align perfectly with the upcoming Mario movie starring Chris Pratt. If this game is released, the lovers of Mario will surely celebrate infinitely.

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Lastly, there is an unlikely contender in Donkey Kong. Keeping this as a priority, Nintendo could bring out a 3D version of the classic game from the past. Just like the way it recently did with Kirby and the Forgotten Land, which is the first 3D offering in its entire series.

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This way, all the curious players, who are currently waiting for Zelda 2, won’t have an empty year in terms of available options.

What are your thoughts on this situation? Let us know in the comments.

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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