We’ve finally got the title for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it will be called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The game is set to be released on May 12, 2023, over six years after the first game.
The title is interesting in how ‘the Wild’ of the first game’s title has been changed to ‘the Kingdom’ for the sequel. The story of Breath of the Wild focused heavily on just how empty Hyrule was after the Great Calamity, so perhaps the sequel will feature some element of a kingdom in renewal.
Alternatively, perhaps the restoration of the kingdom isn’t working out, hence the tears. It’s all just speculative at this point, but Nintendo has confirmed that the title holds meaning and gives a hint of its plot. The announcement came with a new trailer, as can be seen below:
The trailer’s opening lingers on some wall art, teasing the plot to come. We then get some action shots of Link leaping into the clouds to showcase the game’s skydiving mechanic, as well as a look at a new ability. The trailer wraps showing the new logo, with the mysterious green circle looking very similar to whatever takes over Link’s arm in the first trailer.
It may feel like it’s still far away, but the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be here before you know it. What do you think the title means? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more Nintendo news.