Very few series are as loved as The Legend of Zelda, so whenever there’s a new game on the horizon fans go nuts and crave information. We’re heading quickly to the May release The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it’s time for the last drops of information from Nintendo, in the form of the game’s final pre-release trailer.
Let’s be real, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is absolutely stunning. It must be pushing the Switch to its technological limits because very little else looks like this game does. This latest trailer mostly leaves the player to come up with what is happening, until the second half when voices begin talking and explaining a bit regarding what is about to happen. Mostly, it’s a montage of what we’ll see at various points in the game.
The title is an open-world action adventure game where players will decide their own path through the landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands flowing in the skies above. Can they harness Link’s new abilities to fight back against malevolent forces threatening the kingdom?
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is formed around three concepts: exploring, creating, and discovering. Link’s journey begins on one of the mysterious islands, where he’ll gain abilities before heading back to the surface world. There, familiar locations have drastically changed and there are new towns, dank caves, and gaping chasms that have popped up. Use Link’s new abilities to make weapons and craft new ways to travel across the landscape. Find new ways to build, battle, and play while uncovering the secret menace threatening Hyrule.
Developed and published by Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released for Nintendo Switch on May 12.