Now that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is more or less over and done with, what will become of the Zelda franchise for the Nintendo Switch? The good news is that Nintendo could be developing a new Zelda game, or at least that’s according to a tweet by Twitter user BlackKite who discovered what appears to be a job listing for the game.
According to the tweet, it points to a job listing on Nintendo’s website in which Nintendo is apparently looking to recruit level designers for a new Zelda game. Unfortunately the job listing does not give away details about the game, such as which platform it could launch on and when it will be launched.
Nintendo is hiring a level designer for The Legend of Zelda series. Will create events/dungeons/fields/enemies from design to actual implementation. Should have game planner experience on console games & can communicate in Japanese.https://t.co/iV2gYUYpnS pic.twitter.com/9V1Z5JgOtG
— 黒凧 BlackKite (@bk2128) May 7, 2018
However this is not the first time we’re hearing about a new Zelda game. Last year ahead of the Nintendo Switch’s launch, Breath of the Wild’s producer Eiji Aonuma hinted that a new Zelda for the Switch might be in consideration. Of course that was back in 2017 so it is possible that things might have changed since then.
When Breath of the Wild was launched, it was one of the most highly rated games available at that time. Nintendo also discovered that the attachment rate for the game was also pretty high, where almost every Switch console sold was sold along with the game.