It will go on sale on May 12, 2023. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch. This will be the sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, game released in 2017 for Wii U and for the hybrid console. A delivery that was a revolution in the video game industry for its innovation in the open world. The new installment was announced during the E3 2019 with the following trailer:
Thanks to this trailer we know that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will have graphics similar to those of Breath of the Wild. This is because it uses the same graphics engine and retains the same art design. And as we can read in the same description of Nintendo eShop, the adventure scenario for Link will be much greater; now in the skies we will have more areas to explore in this open world.
This title is one of the most anticipated for Nintendo Switch. It was not for nothing that he won the award for the most anticipated game of 2023 in The Game Awards 2022. Therefore, expectations are very high.
Its release date was scheduled for 2022, but it had to be pushed back to 2023. Eiji Aonumaone of those responsible for the saga, stated that Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom would have a world that “would go much further”, as well as new features and mechanics and even new encounters.
On the other hand, at the end of December 2022 it was revealed that the recommended age rating of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be ESRB +10, which in Europe would be a PEGI 12. There is not much to highlight here, since that the rest of the video games in the saga have more or less a similar rating. Although it would be above average, more resembling titles like Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Zelda: Twilight Princess or the same Breath of the Wild.
Will The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom be a sequel to Breath of the Wild?
Evidently The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be the sequel to Breath of the Wild. In fact, Aunuma revealed that this sequel came to them when they were making the DLC, but having so many ideas in mind, they decided to make a new game as well. Especially since it was necessary to add new things on a more technical level. Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi He said the following in an interview to IGN:
“I think while we were working on both the main game and the DLC, we constantly had a lot of new and different ideas as we refined the game. And we found new things we wanted to do.”
In the meantime, Aunuma He made these statements in an interview with Kotaku:
“When we released the DLC of Breath of the Wildwe realized that it was a great way to add more elements to the world (…), but when we wanted to make bigger changes, the DLC was not enough, so we thought a sequel would be better.”
In short, it is possible that when playing Tears of the Kingdom may feel a bit like an expansion of its predecessor because it has been born from ideas that emerged from the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild. When they were doing this expansion, they realized the number of ideas and things at a technical level that could be included.
What will the map be like in Tears of the Kingdom? And the new mechanics?
It has been previously mentioned that the map will be the same as Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, it will include the sky to explore. It can be assumed that the sky is possibly going to be one more new map, and not simply additional exploration content put on the map. This idea offers many possibilities. Nothing is known about the new mechanics yet, but it cannot be ruled out that some of them have to do with this new idea.
For example, thanks to the published videos, we have seen Link use an object similar to the parasail of Breath of the Wild, although much larger and in the shape of a bird that serves to plan. It will not replace the parasail because it appears in the E3 2021 trailer.
The idea of a map on earth and another in the sky with floating islands is quite reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii and Nintendo Switch. It is to be hoped that the relationship between heaven and earth will be much more effective here in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, here obviously we will not have loading times between earth and sky -or it would be rare for it to be so-.
It’s hard to imagine that another Zelda installment will innovate the industry again in any way because it hasn’t been long either. However, everything indicates that the vertical scan It will be one of the greatest assets of this installment. And if he manages to innovate in something, it will certainly be in this aspect.
Link’s corrupted arm: will it be important to the plot?
in the trailer for E3 2021 shows us what appears to be a new mechanic: Link’s right arm. The video suggests that thanks to the arm we will be able to go back objects in time. It could be something similar to sheikah stone of Breath of the Wild. And, as we see in the video, we can also cross solid surfaces. We will have to see all the possibilities that the latter offers us at a playable level.
There are theories that Link’s arm has been corrupted by dark energy.
What appears on the murals?
Speculations about the murals that appear in the advance published on September 13, 2022 did not wait. A mysterious figure that can be seen at the beginning of this video has caught the attention of many people. It looks like some kind of deity and around it you can see seven symbols. These could be seven trials or dungeons that you have to visit. And some fans of the saga even point out that it could be the seven wise men of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Also, in the video it has been possible to see Princess Zelda -or at least she looks quite similar. And some theories claim that the levitating woman could also be her. Why could it be her?
And you? what do you expect from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Do you want to play it?
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