After years of ready, we lastly know that the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is formally referred to as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Introduced throughout a significant Nintendo Direct on September 13, 2022, this highly-anticipated observe up is popping out subsequent yr, so here is all the things we learn about this legendary title.
When is Tears of the Kingdom’s Launch Date?
The date was introduced alongside this transient (and mysterious) new trailer that additionally confirmed its title: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Nintendo prompt they have been ready to disclose this title as a result of it might be thought-about a spoiler, although it isn’t fully clear what the official title spoils. The sport, with stunning new cowl artwork, is now up for preorder.
Tears of the Kingdom First Teaser Trailer
Nintendo first revealed the event of a Breath of the Wild sequel was underway with a brief teaser trailer at E3 2019.
Within the brief trailer, we will see Hyperlink and Zelda are exploring an underground cavern on the again of an elephant-like mount. They occur throughout a corpse emanating each tendrils of darkish smoke and strings of sunshine. It’s revealed that the strings of sunshine coalesce into an arm of sunshine holding again the darkness leaking by the corpse chest, which seems to be a mummified male Gerudo donning gold jewellery and lengthy hair – that is presumably Ganondorf.
What follows is a sequence of fast flashes that reveals Hyperlink wielding his personal arm of sunshine, the unique arm of sunshine saving Hyperlink from falling, and a glimpse of the sealing ritual positioned on the corpse. The trailer ends with the cavern collapsing, the corpse coming again to life and Hyrule Fortress rising into the air.
The trailer ends with a message that reads “the sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in growth.”
Shortly after the trailer aired on Nintendo’s E3 2019 direct, The Legend of Zelda sequence producer Eiji Aonuma defined that his workforce was engaged on a sequel just because it had too many DLC concepts for the unique recreation.
First Tears of the Kingdom Gameplay Teaser
At E3 2021 we lastly get our first have a look at some gameplay for the then untitled sequel to Breath of the Wild and the trailer began off with a continuation of the final teaser with darkish tendrils wapping round Hyperlink’s proper arm whereas Zelda falls right into a pit of darkness.
From there Hyperlink, with a brand new sort of gauntlet on his proper arm, falls by the sky, evoking recollections of Skyward Sword. Then there are just a few new photographs of flying islands and a number of the new enemies together with a fortress of Bokoblin on high of a Stone Talus.
We additionally get a have a look at a few of Hyperlink’s new Sheikah instruments constructed proper into his new gauntlet together with distant stasis that stops objects earlier than reversing their movement. Hyperlink additionally has a protect that spews flames and he apparently can propel himself upwards from puddles and journey by objects above him.
The Breath of the Wild 2 gameplay trailer additionally has a hidden easter egg in which you’ll hear the unique Breath of the Wild theme should you play the trailer in reverse.
Tears of the Kingdom’s Title Reveal, Launch Date Reveal, and New Footage
Lastly, through the September 13, 2022 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo lastly confirmed that the sequel to Breath of the Wild can be referred to as Tears of the Kingdom with a short, however mysterious, trailer.
This trailer begins with shut ups on a stone mural, beginning with a determine that seems to be a girl, probably the Goddess Hylia. Then there is a wider shot exhibiting a number of bokoblins and moblins descending upon some warriors with a pink form of power or design surrounding them. We then come again to a mid-shot of the goddes-like determine surrounded by what appear like tear designs – they give the impression of being much like the Amber and Nightfall Relics present in Skyward Sword used as crafting supplies. These Nightfall Relics have been discovered within the Silent Realm whereas looking for Sacred Tears. The final shot of the mural is a girl with pointy ears – probably Zelda – becoming a member of arms with somebody who can’t be seen.
Hyperlink then opens an enormous stone door engraved with what look like dragons designed within the model of Zonai statues present in Breath of the Wild. He then runs out into extra floating islands crammed with bushes adorned with golden leaves, very similar to those seen within the earlier gameplay trailer. He skydives to the world beneath.
Subsequent, Hyperlink makes use of a form of reverse-Stasis approach to cling onto a big stone that is falling upwards. Hyperlink then climbs an enormous tree root on the aspect of considered one of these floating islands. Hyperlink freefalls once more, this time touchdown on a form of stone glider formed like a hen, using it downwards. You possibly can see a glowing inexperienced image on a plateau off within the distance earlier than one other glowing dragon/ouroboros image seems, creating the title remedy for Tears of the Kingdom. The Grasp Sword within the title seems to disolve into inexperienced symbols, probably Twili or Zonai in nature.
Notice: This story initially ran in June of 2021. It was up to date with the newest data accessible about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on September 21, 2022.
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