The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: release date, gameplay

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: release date, gameplay, story

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: release date

The release date for The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is set for May 12, 2023 on Nintendo Switch.

Gameplay

Since the game was revealed in 2019, Nintendo has called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom a “The Sequel to Breath of the Wild.”  The company wanted to keep the game’s name so as not to spoil its premise because the name is directly related to the new mechanics and setting.

On its press page, Nintendo implied that the new title could go beyond Hyrule:

“Beyond the vast expanses of Hyrule, the latest entry in the multi-tiered Legend of Zelda series takes you to the skies and a world that extends beyond that!”

In the latest gameplay trailer, we’ll see a ton of new mechanics, including a giant bird that Link lands and glides to the ground.

We also see that you’ll be able to quickly move between the lower and higher levels of Hyrule using a new power-up, reminiscent of an elevator.

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom wiki :

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an upcoming action-adventure game by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The sequel to 2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it is scheduled for release on May 12, 2023.

Developer(s)Nintendo EPD
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Director(s)Hidemaro Fujibayashi
Producer(s)Eiji Aonuma
SeriesThe Legend of Zelda
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch
ReleaseMay 12, 2023
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player