Nintendo delays Breath of the Wild sequel

Today: Go on a vast adventure with the Straw Hat Pirates in One Piece Odyssey — Epic introduces new Zero Build game mode to Fortnite — Free Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer for the next two weeks

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel slips from 2022 into Spring 2023

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel

Nintendo has delayed the eagerly anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has yet to receive an official title.

The game was scheduled for launch later this year, but in the video producer Eiji Aonuma simply states that they “decided to extend our development time a bit”, and delayed the game until early 2023.

Skyward: Aonuma apologised to fans who looked forward to playing the game this year, before explaining that the gigantic scope of the game meant the team needs more time to ensure it lives up to expectations.

Full reveal: The sequel sees Link take to the skies and explore floating lands above Hyrule, greatly expanding the open world in addition to all the new mechanics and gameplay elements. Not much has been revealed about the Breath of the Wild sequel apart from some tantalizing glimpses.

Which studio made the PlayStation version of The Game of Life?

a) Marmalade Game Studios
b) Deep Red Games
c) Mass Media
d) Westwood Studios

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Straw Hat Pirates on new JRPG adventure

One Piece Odyssey announcement

Bandai Namco has announced One Piece Odyssey, a JRPG set in the One Piece universe with an original story by author Eiichiro Oda.

Luffy is the main character, but Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Frankie and Brook will also be playable. The full cast features prominently in the announcement trailer, which shows off slices of exploration and combat gameplay.

  • Original story written by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda
  • Explore dungeons and complete quests on mysterious island
  • Entire Straw Hats crew playable
  • The One Piece anime first aired in 1999

TBA 2022: This interview with producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki reveals more about the game, which is scheduled to release on PC and console later this year.

Some details: There are more details on the official One Piece Odyssey website, although most of the game remains uncharted waters for now.

Less building, more shooting

Fortnite Zero Build artwork

Epic Games is introducing a no-build mode to Fortnite with total focus on action. It’s a “pure test of weapon, item, and traversal ability”.

The new Zero Build is available from the Discover page in Solo, Duos, Trios, and Squads playlists. All players have the recharging Overshield as their first line of defence in the new mode.

Game changer: “Zip up Ascenders to access Blimps or use Mantling to get the high-ground over your opponents. Don’t forget to Sprint between cover on your way to a Victory Royale!”

Build ban: A new gameplay trailer shows what Fortnite looks like without its iconic building mechanic, and you can try the new mode for yourself right now.

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Which studio made the PlayStation version of The Game of Life?

Getting married to a man in the Game of Life, showcasing one caricature of a groom

ANSWER: Mass Media!

Mass Media may not be the most famous dev team out there, but you might well have played one of the games it worked on. It's ported a ton of games to PlayStation 3 and worked on the console versions of Mafia 3, and has helped plenty of publishers bring their games multiplatform.

The company has also worked on some unexpected titles, like the adaptation of the board game Game of Life. Obviously. And they did so with considerable vigour, polishing the game to a sheen and adding loads of little details like cartoons and comics. Maybe they just really love didactic board games selling the American dream?

We're now dreaming the Breath of the Wild 2 delay gives Nintendo enough time to bring out the 4K Switch ready for its release…

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!