Release Date, Story, Gameplay, and More for The Legend of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Release Date, Story, Gameplay, and More for The Legend of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom ...

Fans of Zelda are even more ecstatic for the upcoming Nintendo Tears of the Kingdom trailer, which has been released since December. Here's all we know so far about the new Zelda game!

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is Nintendo's next action-adventure game, the latest entry into the legendary game series. After Nintendo released a second trailer and the title of the new game in the Nintendo Direct livestream on September 13, Zelda enthusiasts are obviously speculating about what this game might be all about.

Tears of the Kingdom Release Date

Nintendo has announced that Zelda Tears of Kingdom will be released on May 12, 2023, after the first trailer. This is understandable. But we just got the first concrete release date, so let's hope that Nintendo will never postpone it again.

Storyline Explained

Okay, so storyline-wise, we can't say much for sure because the trailers are packed with little information about the new game, leaving a lot of room for all the nerds to experiment with it all. Here's what we've come to expect from the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom storyline.

The first trailer depicts a stone wall with several carvings. In the second trailer, we can see a strange figure with an almost animal-like mask. The figure is surrounded by seven similar symbols that look like water drops. These seven symbols might also be related to Link's abilities.

In the very first trailer for 2019, Link and Zelda were seen exploring a cave, probably beneath Hyrule Castle. We could also see that Ganon was trapped inside, held down by a glowing hand from above. Somehow he was able to free himself and that was when the Castle of Hyrule began to rise in the air.

The most recent trailer depicts a confrontation between humans or human-like animals or Goblins. Unfortunately, there isn't much to say about it, but it might play a role in the narrative of Tears of the Kingdom.

Princess Zelda appears to be stuck in some sort of underworld, contrary to the expectations in the 2021 teaser. Maybe she will be able to communicate with Link and guide him, as she did previously in many Zelda games.

Gameplay & Setting a Back to the Wild?

The trailers suggest that Zelda Tears of the Kingdom will play in the same world as Breath of the Wild. It will not be the exact same world, because there are now floating islands, and we also do not know when it will take place. The game might also tie right into Breath of the Wild, where we had the Divine Beasts, which represented the Zelda-type Dungeons, so Nintendo must have thought of something else.

Could it be that Link will be required to collect all of the seven tears in seven dungeons? This is just speculation because we didn't get any hint for dungeons in the trailer, but it sounds like typical Zelda gameplay and would work well as one of the game's setups.

We see a lot of floating islands in the sky, which reminds us a lot of Zelda Skyward Sword. We saw Link using his paraglider to fly between these floating islands, as well as riding a stone bird... Does this make you think of something?

After seeing the trailer, we see that the Master Sword has absorbed this mysterious green matter. What does that mean? Will the Master Sword have different powers now? Does Link have them from the beginning? We're curious to find out more about it in the future.

In this video from a few months ago, we already have a few leaks and speculation surrounding the Breath of the Wild sequel. Check it out: