Nintendo eventually disclosed the name and date for the sequel of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Tears of the Kingdom.
In addition, Nintendo declared the new name and the game’s May 12, 2023, release date for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo didn’t offer a lot of specifics about what we can hope for in the new trailer, but we did bring to see some more action shots of Link in the game. In addition, we got a distinct look at a new Sheikah Slate power that seems to reverse time — Link ascends on top of a rock that starts to fall upwards.
The Link takes a few great leaps into the sky like in a previous trailer, but he lands on a new bird-shaped glider in one shot. And there is a brief instant of Link climbing on his own, so it appears we’ll be scaling extended vertical blocks again.
The official game description from Nintendo’s press release: “In addition to the vast lands of Hyrule, the latest threshold in the storied Legend of Zelda series will carry you up into the skies and an extended world that goes beyond that! Look forward to Link’s huge adventure starting again when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom drops for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.” And curiously, in the release’s opening paragraph, Nintendo states that “Link’s endless adventure begins again” — perhaps hinting at time travel.
Nintendo first revealed that it was laboring on a full sequel to Breath of the Wild in 2019, and it’s been an unbearable wait for more details about when we’d be able to play the game. Finally, the company ascertained what we now understand as Tears of the Kingdom in a gorgeous trailer during E3 2021 and pledged a 2022 release date, but in March, it slowed the game to spring 2023.
The Legend of Zelda is a high-action-adventure fantasy video game franchise developed by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. It is primarily designed and published by Nintendo, although some portable installments and re-releases have been outsourced to Capcom, Vanpool, and Grezzo. The gameplay incorporates action adventure and elements of action RPG games.
Princess Zelda, a magical princess, is the mortal reincarnation of the deity Hylia; as they fight to protect the magical land of Hyrule from Ganon, an evil warlord twisted demon king, who is the principal antagonist of the sequel.
Ganon wishes to employ the Triforce, a sacred relic left behind by the three deities that formed Hyrule, to remake the planet in his shady image. When assembled, the power of the Triforce can give any wish its user wishes.
For example, suppose someone with a heart that does not maintain a balance of the three goodnesses of Power, Courage, and Wisdom tries to touch the Triforce. In that case, it will divide into three triangles and bond with three people whose souls embody the necessary virtue.