Nintendo shared more details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild 2 at its September Nintendo Direct. The presentation concluded with a new trailer debuting the new title and release date. Now called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the game will be released on May 12, 2023.

The new trailer was short, but it did hint at some of the things we can expect from the new Zelda game. It opened with moody slow pans over reliefs carved on the wall that told the legendary story, including what appeared to be monsters and a woman holding hands with someone. All of this will definitely give lore fans something to chew on for a while.

Now playing: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – May 12, 2023 – Nintendo Switch

It then cuts to moving footage of Link opening a giant set of doors and running to the edge of the sky heaven. From there, we see brief glimpses of him riding a rock lift, growing a tree root, and even jumping on the back of a flying creature that looks similar to the Breath of the Wild’s vending machines. It ends with the new logo and title reveal.

Tears of the Kingdom was originally slated for 2022, but it was It was pushed to the spring of 2023 earlier this year. Game director Eiji Aonuma apologized for the delay at the time, saying it was necessary to ensure the experience was “something special” for players. He also talked about the scope of the game, noting that the adventure takes place not only on the ground but also in the skies above, and “an even wider range of features to enjoy, including new encounters and gameplay elements.”

For more information, including how to pre-ordercheck Everything we know about The Legend of Zelda: The Tears of the Wild.

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