The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 definitive editions could be coming to the West

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 'definitive editions' could see Western releases.

Earlier this month, 'definitive editions' of both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 released in Japan, including the various DLCs for both titles on a single game cartridge. Now, according to the Nintendo leaker just below on Twitter, Nintendo is eyeing up bringing the definitive editions of these two Nintendo Switch games to the West.

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Apparently, this is due to an increased use of 32GB game cartridges by Nintendo. Over the last few years, Nintendo has seldom launched physical games on the more expansive 32GB cartridges, reserving it primarily for huge launches like the Switch port of The Witcher 3, for example.

In short, we could be about to see re-releases of two of the best games on the Nintendo Switch. For a re-release of Breath of the Wild, both the Master Trials and Champions' Ballad DLC packs would be included, whereas the incredibly difficult but brilliant Octo Expansion pack would be bundled in with a re-release of Splatoon 2.

Elsewhere though, sequels for both Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 are on the horizon for the Nintendo Switch. Splatoon 3 was unveiled earlier this year, and sees the Inklings battling in a ruined future version of their colorful in-game world, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel still remains without an official title, but is currently slated for launch at some point next year in 2022. Whether it's the rumored re-releases or future sequels, it's a good time to be a Zelda or Splatoon fan.

Check out our upcoming Switch games guide for a complete list of all the other titles Nintendo fans have got to look forward to over the coming year.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.