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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the most awaited sequel already has a name and release date

The latest Nintendo Direct confirms that the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will come to Switch in May 2023 as Tears of the Kingdom.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the most awaited sequel already has a name and release date

The big surprise of the September 13 Nintendo Direct, the one more thing with which the plumber's company closed its streaming, was the announcement of the name and release date of the sequel to Breath of the Wild. Planned for this year and delayed again and again until 2023, the game will finally be called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and will be released on May 12, 2023 on Nintendo Switch.

The new trailer that is at the end of these lines comes to confirm that to see the main novelty of the sequel will have to look up, as a new kingdom of heaven rises above the original map of Breath of the Wild, full of dungeons, secrets and ancestral machines.

A darker game, set in the sky and with Majora's and Red Dead Redemption 2 in mind

A few months ago, Eiji Aonuma, the current head of the franchise, acknowledged that this sequel would be influenced by Red Dead Redemption 2, just like the first one and Skyrim. With an eye always on the great open worlds of the industry, Aonuma and his team have also advanced that they are looking to make an installment a little darker than usual and that will pick up the story and the world of Breath of the Wild where we left off. Nintendo wants both installments to maintain a similar relationship to Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.

The usual team will be escorted by Monolith Soft, the creators of the Xenoblade saga (whose third installment, by the way, is fresh out of the oven and is one of the games of the year). Both companies are working together to prevent the game from succumbing to the hype, which has already taken its toll. Many had hoped that this sequel would have co-op or even that Zelda would be the main character due to the importance of the princess in the first trailers. Aonuma himself had to come out to deny it and assured that those rumors and that possibility caught him by surprise.

We hope to unveil even more mysteries of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in the coming months. Unfortunately, and despite what the rumors insisted, we are left without Wind Waker and Twilight Princess on Nintendo Switch.