When Nintendo released the teaser trailer for Breath of the Wild 2 several years ago, it unleashed a whirlwind of rumors and speculation about a sequel lớn one of the best Zelda games. As the dust started to lớn settle, a few things were made clear — but much remained up in the air. Nintendo is notoriously scarce with information regarding first-party titles, và that holds true for this much-anticipated sequel.

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Thankfully, Nintendo has given us a few new glimpses into what we now know will be called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Eagle-eyed viewers have been able to lớn piece together a lot of the clues seen in the announcement trailer, and the latest chơi game reveal has plenty of other hidden secrets for us to lớn decode. Plus, we’ve heard a few things directly from the legendary trò chơi designer Eiji Aonuma, which has only added fuel to the fire.

From playable characters & returning enemies to lớn the release date và storyline, here’s everything we know — và don’t know — about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Release date


The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is set lớn launch on May 12, 2023.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was mix for a 2022 release during Nintendo’s E3 2021 keynote, but as of March 2022, series producer Eiji Aonuma announced that the game would be delayed until 2023. His statement on the matter was, “For those of you who have been looking forward khổng lồ a release this year, we apologize. As previously announced, the adventure in this sequel will take place not just on the ground as in the previous game, but also in the skies above. However, the expanded world goes beyond that, & there will be an even wider variety of features you can enjoy, including new encounters and game play elements. In order to lớn make this game’s experience something special, the entire development team is continuing to lớn work diligently on this game, so please wait a while longer.”



The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will only be available on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo isn’t keen on porting its high-performing first-party titles khổng lồ other consoles, and we don’t expect that trend lớn change when Tears is eventually released.

And despite the launch of the Switch OLED model, rumors continue khổng lồ swirl about a potential Switch Pro Console — và it’ll be interesting to see if The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom coincides with the launch of a “next-gen” Switch. With Hyrule Warriors pushing the system to its limits, there’s no doubt The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom could benefit from some upgraded hardware.


Nintendo has released three trailers for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — a brief reveal trailer, a short gameplay trailer announced during E3, and the latest during a Nintendo Direct in 2022.