The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, and More

Nintendo fans young and old are going to love this one. It’s been some time since we last saw a Zelda game. Well, with less than 100 days to go before the release of the new game, everyone out there is excited. Of course, it’s going to be a Nintendo Switch exclusive game, meaning that fans of the franchise from other platforms will have to sit this one out. However, that does not stop one from knowing more about the game, isn’t it?

In this article, we will be covering everything we know so far about the new The Legend of Zelda game titled Tears Of The Kingdom. We take a look at the release date, trailer, gameplay, and everything else in between the new game. Without wasting any more time, let’s get started.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Release Date

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was first announced in 2019. The developers then on revealed the full game title during the Nintendo Direct event that was held in September of last year i.e. 2022. Along with the game reveal, we also now have a final and confirmed release date for the game. The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is set to release on the 12th of May, 2023. The game’s store page is now live on the Nintendo Online Store.

Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Release Date

Tears of the Kingdom Developer and Publisher

The new Zelda game is being developed by Nintendo EPD and will be published by Nintendo itself. Tears of the Kingdom is being directed by Hidemaro Fujibayashi and produced by Elji Aonuma. Earlier known as Breath of the Wild 2, Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to Breath of the Wild which was released in 2017.

Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: Trailer and Gameplay

The new Zelda game is an action-adventure game where you play as Link, the main character of the Zelda franchise. In Tears of the Kingdom, you will be heading up into the skies in search of adventure. Looking at the title reveal trailer for Tears of the Kingdom we get to see Link climbing various hills and flying through the sky.

Apart from that trailer, we also have an announcement trailer that was released in 2021. In this trailer, we get to see Link running across the land with calming oriental music playing in the background. We also now understand that Link gets new magical powers and that the playable area in the game now expands up into the sky. Speaking of the gameplay for Tears of the Kingdom, you can expect a large and open-world environment.

Link will now be able to make use of more weapons and tools such as a wooden axe, swords, shields, bows, and arrows alongside new abilities. You might also expect some of the popular weapons from the previous games might either be downgraded or removed from Tears of the Kingdom. The game has a lot of dungeons for you to explore when you are done and tired of flying around in the skies.

Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Gameplay

Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch Features

Since this is a Switch-exclusive game, you will be able to easily play the game either in the Tabletop Mode, TV Mode, or the plain regular handheld mode. So far no details have been revealed about the pricing of the game, its availability in the form of physical copies, and the size of the game.

Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Gameplay

Tears of the Kingdom – Game Awards

Ever since the game was announced, Tears of the Kingdom has been nominated and even won several awards. During the 200 game Awards Show, it was nominated for one of the Most Anticipated games. In 2021, Tears of the Kingdom was nominated as the Most Wanted Game during the Golden Joystick Awards. Later that year it again was nominated for the Most Anticipated Game during the Gaw Awards Show.

Finally, in 2022, Tears of the Kingdom won two awards. It won the first award at the Golden Joystick Awards for being the Most Wanted Game. Late that year the game won for being the Most Anticipated Game at the Game Show Awards. Once the game does release this year, we can hope to see tears of the Kingdom being nominated and eventually winning a number of awards.


This concludes everything you need to know about Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Of course, fans around the world are eagerly waiting for more revealers and gameplay footage for the new Zelda game. There are also a lot of expectations that the new Zelda game is expected to be selling copies by the millions. Well to know all of this, we will have to wait until the 12th of May to see for ourselves whether the game becomes a hit or lands a miss.

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