Everything we know about Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
The long-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild released on Nintendo Switch in 2017, is set to land very soon. Release date, story, trailer, fan theories, we will delve into everything we know about the sequel to the adventures of Link and Zelda.
If you want to have a clearer picture of everything we know about Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom, then you should sit back, get your favourite tea or coffee, and read our article!
When will Tears Of The Kingdom come out?
Earlier this year, and after two years of silence, Nintendo came back to the charge with a new trailer and especially the confirmation of a release in 2022. However, the Japanese publisher went back on its statements.
Finally, Zelda Breath of The Wild 2 will not land on Nintendo Switch in 2022. We will have to wait until spring 2023 to discover the new adventures of Link and Princess Zelda. If everything goes well, we should all have our Nintendo Switch ready on 12th May 2023!
What will this new Zelda be like?
In 2017, Nintendo struck a blow with Zelda Breath of The Wild. Now considered a masterpiece, the Japanese company managed with this opus to modernize a 25-year-old saga, while revolutionizing the very conception of open-world games at the same time. At a time when open-world games are almost all adopting the recipe popularized by Ubisoft games such as Assassin's Creed, Nintendo is taking the opposite direction.
Yes, Zelda BOTW 2 will be an open world. The only difference is that there will be no question marks on the map, no ultra-detailed log to indicate all the steps to follow. No, it will be up to the player to choose his points of interest, to find his way in this vast world by exploring it fully, from top to bottom. In fact, everyone can start their adventure as they wish. It is even possible to go straight to Hyrule Castle to fight the final boss. You can do that if you want, or if you dare, even if it's probably going to be a very difficult task... Up to you!
In other words, Zelda BOTW2 does not hold the player by the hand and invites him to discover the world at his own pace, and to let himself be carried by his desires for the unknown.
Other things we know about BOTW 2
As you can imagine, we still know very little about the story of this Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Nevertheless, Nintendo has confirmed that it is a direct sequel to the events of the first part. As suggested by the only two trailers available, Link will once again have to fight a terrible plague that threatens Hyrule.
However, and this is probably the major novelty of this opus, Link will not only stay on the floor at all time. Like in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, our favourite warrior will have to explore the skies of Hyrule, and to do so, he will have access to different means of transportation.
Of course, as we all expect, the hero will be able to enjoy new equipment and powers. We could have a glimpse of it on the two available trailers. For example, Link will be able to manipulate time with the help of certain objects. The Cinetis power is also back, but in a modified version since it will offer the possibility to send a projectile or an enemy back to the past. Link will also have the ability to teleport through the ground to reach areas that are inaccessible at first glance.
Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom fan theories
First of all, BOTW 2 could have a connection with the very first Zelda of the timeline... Indeed, in the demo, it is also possible to see a huge rock floating in the sky, which could be Skyloft, the island of Skyward Sword! It is also possible that the whole timeline, whether the Evil Hero loses to the forces of evil or not, will come together in a single point in this opus. This would greatly facilitate the creation of the next titles in the series and would surely give more coherence to the whole.
Also, many fans still believe that we will be able to play Ganon or even Zelda in Tears of the Kingdom! The gist of the theory is that the "Link" we see in the trailer is not actually Link, and is in fact the shriveled Ganon we see at the beginning of the trailer. The idea is mainly supported by the visual similarities between Ganon and the character in the trailer, who wears a one-shouldered tunic like Ganon. Also, we never see the face of this character. So what do you think?
In addition to these visual similarities, in a tapestry in Breath of the wild, we see a hero saving the land from calamity 10,000 years before the events of BOTW. The hero saving the world looks like the zombie Ganon in the dark and the new "Link". Again, this has led some people to think that there is some sort of connection.
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