Nintendo shared more details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 in its September Nintendo Direct. The presentation concluded with a new trailer, which debuted the new title and a release date. Now called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the game will release on May 12, 2023.
The new trailer was brief but it did show off some of the things we can expect from the new Zelda game. It opened with slow, moody changes through reliefs carved into a wall telling the legendary story, including what appear to be monsters and a woman shaking hands with someone. All of that will definitely give fans of the lore something to chew on for a while.
This is followed by action shots of Link opening a huge set of doors and running to the edge of his shelter in the sky and jumping. From there, we see brief glimpses of him riding a rock lift, climbing a tree root, and even jumping onto the back of a flying creature that appears to be styled similarly to the Guardian automatons from Breath of the Wild. It ends with the new logo and title reveal.
Tears of the Kingdom had originally been scheduled for 2022, but was pushed to spring 2023 at the beginning of this year. Game director Eiji Aonuma apologized for the delay at the time, saying there was a need to ensure the experience was “something special” for players. He also talked about the scope of the game, saying that the adventure takes place not only on the ground but also in the sky, and “an even wider variety of features that you can enjoy, including new encounters and gameplay elements.”
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