Next up in the Legend of Zelda series is Tears of the Kingdom
The concept for the action-adventure game series The Legend of Zelda was created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Despite the fact that Nintendo is in charge of creating and dispersing the entire game, it has hired Capcom, Vanpool, and Grezzo to create and release some updates and re-releases. There are elements of both action RPGs and action games thrown into the mix.
The Legend of Zelda Continues
The main characters are Princess Zelda, a magical princess and the mortal reincarnation of the goddess Hylia, and Link, a young man from the elf-like Hylian race. They team up to defeat Ganon, a former warlord turned demonic king, and rescue the people of Hyrule.
It is Ganon’s goal to use the Triforce, a sacred relic left by the goddesses who created Hyrule, to remake the world in his own twisted image. It is said that whoever holds the Triforce and gathers its power can have their every wish come true.
However, the Triforce will split into three triangles and bond with three people whose hearts have the necessary virtue if touched by someone who lacks a balanced Power, Courage, and Wisdom.
In the 32 years since the release of the first Legend of Zelda game in 1986, the series has grown to include 19 main games and numerous spin-offs across every major Nintendo console.
One of Nintendo’s most high-paying series, The Legend of Zelda has produced several games that are universally hailed as among the best in the history of the video game industry.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Release Date Confirmed
Nintendo is hard at work on an upcoming action-adventure game titled The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This game which is the sequel to the hugely popular – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) will be launched for Nintendo Switch.
After the release of Breath of the Wild in 2016, development on the next Zelda game began the following year. It was announced as a sequel to 2017’s Breath of the Wild at E3 2019.
Nintendo had planned to release the game in 2022, as shown in a trailer for E3 2021 that explained how it worked and what it was about. During a Nintendo Direct presentation in September 2022, we learned that the game would be titled Tears of the Kingdom and that it would be released on May 12, 2023.
New Elements Expected In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The Zelda series’ director, Hidemaro Fujibayashi, and producer, Eiji Aonuma, who were both heavily involved in Breath of the Wild made a return for Tears of the Kingdom. The idea for the game came about when the developers realized they couldn’t implement all of their original concepts for DLC for Breath of the Wild. So they decided to have these concepts included in Tears of the Kingdom. The new elements include islands that float in the sky over Hyrule, and the ability to freely navigate between them, in a style similar to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Huge Expectations for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
We should expect Nintendo to make a big deal out of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, as it is sure to be one of the year’s most anticipated games. A recent leak also appears to support this theory.
Images of a special edition Nintendo Switch OLED model inspired by the upcoming open world action-adventure game were recently leaked on the Chinese forum Tieba and then shared on Famiboards. The model features gold artwork and Triforce symbols embossed on the Joycons and the console’s dock.
Since Nintendo hasn’t confirmed this yet, there’s no way to know if the leak is true (especially when Nintendo is involved), but if it’s true, it wouldn’t be too surprising.
You can also expect Nintendo to release a limited edition version of their hardware to coincide with the release of the new Zelda game, as they have done with every other major new games in recent memory.