The wait is almost over! Amidst a flurry of perfect scores we have the formal announcement that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is finally shipping out into our eager hands, and it looks like we’ve got plenty of reasons to be excited. If you’ve been hiding like an Octorock, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the direct sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, our 2017 Game of the Year!
Beginning in a mysterious cave, Link and Zelda uncover some information that fundamentally changes how they think about the formation of Hyrule when suddenly an unknown evil is unleashed. Link awakens on a floating island in the skies high above Hyrule and will have to use all of his cunning and some new skills to make his way back to the surface to stop this new threat.
In Nintendo’s latest video we see Link has acquired a number of awesome new powers, including the capability to stick objects together to create new ones. That can be literally strapping a rock to a stick to make a sledgehammer, or linking a few logs and a sail to make a boat. The possibilities look endless, and we can’t wait to try out the new wild and wacky possibilities.
The latest game in the Legend of Zelda series—The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom—comes out on May 12, though you can pick up a limited edition Switch with Tears of the Kingdom theme right now. Look for our full review in the coming days after launch. We can’t wait to experience the game alongside all of you!
Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.
Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.
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