Nostalgia, Meet New Adventure: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is finally getting it's much deserved sequel. Just a few days ago (9/13) during the Nintendo Direct broadcast there was a much anticipated reveal of that future game, "Tears of the Kingdom." Nintendo's latest entry in the series boasts graphical improvements, and new mechanics ,including what seems to be a glider for air travel. As of now, Nintendo has set a planned release date of the new Zelda game for May 12th, 2023.
For once, since my N64 days, I can hop back into the land of Hyrule. Yup, broke down this Christmas and got a switch (for the kids). By the way, did you know that if you get a gaming system for your kids, they still won't leave your Xbox alone (food for thought this birthday/holiday). Any who, this seems like the perfect time to jump back in to the gaming universe that brought forth the greatest game of all time; Ocarina of Time. I guess I have a lot of catching up to do though, as I haven't played a "new" Zelda game since "Majora's Mask," released back in the year 2000! So far, I've missed releases on the GameCube and Wii, but no longer. I guess now I will have a system to play on, as I now steal the switch from the kids as my own (hey, they started it).
As mentioned in a previous article, most Zelda releases rate a 9/10, and so far I haven't found a game in the series that wasn't a home run. "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom" trailer starts with a mural, typical dragon-like creatures, monsters, and characters are shown. The trailer then transitions to show Link opening a massive door, sprinting to the edge of a floating island and jumping off. From there a new mechanic the glider is shown. Minimal details were given away, but expect the same great platforming, puzzle solving, and battles of a typical Zelda game; and trust me I'm sure there is some form a gimmick boss as always.
Check out the new trailer and get pumped for the latest Zelda entry, coming in Spring of 2023!