Release date, gameplay… the basics

One of the most anticipated games of the past four years is coming to the Nintendo Switch this month. We’ll tell you all about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the next big hit on the Nintendo Switch.


[Mis à jour le 02 mars 2023 à 13h44] In a few weeks, one of the most anticipated games of the past four years is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is set to hit theaters at the end of May, which is a big deal for fans of the 30-year license who have been waiting more than five years for a sequel to Breath of the Wild. We’ve rounded up the game, its content, release date, and all the important info below.

Therefore, “Tears of the Kingdom” will be the title of the sequel to “Breath of the Wild 2”. Nintendo’s next open-world role-playing game aims to go beyond its predecessor and continue the adventures of Link and Zelda in the land of “Hyrules”. But that’s not all, we can also explore the wonderful mysteries of this land in the sky , thanks to new locomotion and climbing methods that allow our young adventurers to move freely on land and in the air.

Right now, not much has been revealed about the specific content of the game, but these few images have given us some important aspects of Tears of Kingdoms. As far as history goes, we already know that the game will pick up Link’s story where the first game left off. The knight’s mission will be to defeat the scourge “Ganon” once again, and to find his friend Zelda, who seems to be separated from him again. In terms of gameplay, there are a few things we can see hinting at us in the trailer.

First, at the level of the world the game is set in, the Plains and Hyrule no longer seem to be the only universes to explore. In fact, the kingdom of Heaven will once again be within reach, reminding us of the universe of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Link will be able to traverse vertically across flying platforms and explore Hyrule using a variety of vehicles, including air and gliders. The power of Cinetis is back, only it’s no longer a matter of freezing objects in time, but sending them back in time. We can also notice the appearance of the flamethrower, as well as other small novelties that we will find out next May.

We can also note that since game announcements were announced over 1,000 years ago, we’ve been able to distill up and down the importance of verticality in different (and short) game sequences. In many sequences, you can see Link climb walls, tree roots, and then throw himself into the void and return to Hyrule. Because of Kingdom of Heaven, we’ll never be able to repeat it, is the great novelty of this long-awaited sequel, and like in Skyward Sword, this involves new ways of locomotion, like the glider at the end of the trailer above.

Fans can rejoice, because The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom finally has a release date. Set to hit theaters on May 12, 2023, the game fans have been waiting for since it was announced more than 3 years ago promises to be a huge success. Of course, the promise of an exclusive release directly on the Nintendo Switch, and the promise of a huge standard-bearer for the Nintendo console, has been lacking in attractive exclusives for months.

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