A lot of people are eager to get their hands on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the game is said to come out at the same time as the Nintendo Switch. News has come out that the developers have already completed their work on the game, and Breath of the Wild has already gone gold.
Game Goes Gold
According to Nintendo Today, the news was confirmed by Yasuyuki Honne, a developer at Monolith Soft, during the wrap party for Breath of the Wild in Japan. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto was said to be in attendance, along with over 300 software developers for The Legend of Zelda.
To those unfamiliar, when a game "goes gold," it simply means that the game is completed and will now enter the manufacturing phase. This, however, doesn't mean that there won't be any more updates coming to Breath of the Wild once it's released. It's possible that Nintendo may come with a day-one patch, but then again, the company is known to release games in a pretty polished state.
Farewell, Wii U
According to Game Rant, Breath of the Wild will be the last game coming to the Wii U, and it's possible that Nintendo will make sure that this Zelda game will be completely polished in order to give the Wii U a proper send off. With the Wii U considered to be one of Nintendo's biggest missteps, a lot of hopes are being put on the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully, the Switch can boost Nintendo enough to contend with the likes of Microsoft and Sony when it comes to the console market.