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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

  • 13-09-2022 2:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Coming May 12th, 2023 – Nintendo Switch

    The title for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been revealed! The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will launch on Nintendo Switch May 12th, 2023.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭jj880

    Looks excellent. Only reason Ive been hangin on to my Switch this long.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    We have the cover art as well. It looks fantastic.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,526 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    Looks great. I like the way it's not anything like I was expecting. It looked at bit like Skyward Sword, but then it's a proper seamless dive through the clouds to the land below. And that strange glider thing that Link lands on. And it seems to be huge vertically ... Yeah, Nintendo going to take open world games in a fresh direction again it seems ...

    Edit: art style still great. I hope we see a bump in specs for a Switch 2 release.

    Edit: watched with sound now 🙂 out of work meeting. Yep, going to be great.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    The game's official website is live. There's not much there yet, just the new trailer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,359 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy

    Quick! Over analyse everything including the logo and how the Master Sword look.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,023 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    Sold! When can we pre order? And who will guarantee I get it on release day

  • Registered Users Posts: 563 ✭✭✭Len_007

    That’s my summer holidays next year sorted

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    The cover artwork in high quality.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    Nintendo gave us a clue to the game's title before but we didn't know it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭jj880

    You thinking they might launch a next gen Switch with this game?

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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ Piper Gentle Program

    On Reddit r/tearsofthekingdom was created 9 days ago.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,526 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    I'd like to see this in 60 FPS. The art is still beautiful at 1080p.

    They have no competition in their space ... but to allow other companies and games more easily port to Switch they need newer hardware.

    It's definitely due a hardware bump at this stage.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ Piper Gentle Program

    The earlier trailers had some doubt but the latest trailer is without a doubt captured off current Switch hardware.

    Previous trailers were probably captured on dev kits or PCs running at higher resolutions which is common even for Nintendo.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,393 ✭✭✭Grassey

    7 tears... 7 dungeons?

    Hopefully we are returning to large dungeons for items and progression!

    I felt all those shrines added nothing to BOTW and the 4 beasts just felt smaller for it. Be nice if the breaking weapons thing was dropped too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,023 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    Thing with the dungeons is that if a couple of them are **** - as was the case with the Water Temple in Ocarina, the Great Bay Temple in MM, one of the Windwaker ones which I cant remember - you can spend days of not enjoying the game.

    Id like to see Shrines again. Maybe not as many.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,526 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    I did Ocarina of Time with zero help from any external source. Perfect !

    Yep, but you can get totally stuck. Kinda reduces the game when you do need to look up a solution. Especially if it's due to bad game design.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭jj880

    Yeah Id like to see that also. On Switch and its successor at the same time like BOTW on WiiU and Switch. Switch successor wouldn't be a day one purchase for me but Id be watching closely to see how the game compares on both and maybe get next gen for Christmas.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    Here's how you pronounce Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo says

    It's tears, not tears.

    That tears it, I knew this would end in tears.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ANALYSIS!

    We've finally learned the title and release date for Breath of the Wild's sequel. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom closed out the recent Nintendo Direct, and we're here to analyze it all! We explore the new story details, gameplay segments, changes to the world of Hyrule, the Zonai, the title & logo, brand new theories, and so much more! All this and more in our in-depth analysis of the release date trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom!


    0:00 - Opening

    1:12 - GX Intro

    1:21 - The Logo

    2:03 - The Master Sword

    3:43 - Less Literal Master Sword

    4:40 - The Dragons in the Logo

    6:31 - The Stone Pictures

    9:05 - The Second Stone Picture

    10:36 - The Third Stone Picture

    12:46 - The Fourth Stone Picture

    15:39 - Revival Theory

    17:15 - Another Stone Theory

    18:22 - The 7 Gems

    19:13 - Gameplay Transition

    19:34 - The Big Doors

    21:55 - Link Running

    23:17 - Link's New Key Item

    25:23 - Sky Islands & Large Tower

    26:46 - The Dragon

    28:46 - The Stasis Clip

    29:53 - The Cave

    30:44 - New Enemy

    31:14 - Link Climbing

    32:28 - A Wide View of Hyrule

    36:21 - Egg-Shaped Devices

    38:36 - Glowing Markings

    39:59 - The Bird

    41:38 - The Scale of the Adventure

    44:14 - The Cloud Barrier

    45:04 - Official Artwork

    47:06 - Conclusion

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,526 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    I'm not going to watch/read any more stuff about this game after that last clip from Nintendo. Nothing more. I must resist. 😊

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's Zonai text translated

    "When the sun shines, the moon shines. When the moon shines, the stars shine. When the sun sets, the moon turns red. Daylight comes and goes, but the sun never shines."

    There's a bit more going on in the story as well, like discussion of the 2 dragons in the logo and whether the green smoke at the start of the original trailer has characters that can be deciphered, they say it's too difficult to know as it's continually morphing. It's an interesting watch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,023 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    Preordered now. Countdown is on!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭jj880

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,023 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

  • Registered Users Posts: 657 ✭✭✭barryribs

    Anyone hear anything of a limited edition of it? BOTW had the mastersword, was hoping for something similar

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ Piper Gentle Program

    I’d guess we’ll find out in a February Direct. I have the Master Sword from the BOTW edition but had to repair and reglue the Silent Princess flowers as they got knocked off. They were very flimsy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    Nintendo lists The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for $70

    Nintendo have since removed the price, but we don't know if it was accurate or not. I certainly hope it's not.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ Piper Gentle Program

    Breath of the Wild is, and always has been, €69.99 both digitally and physical when bought direct from Nintendo. €10 more than other first party games.

    If it’s 69.99 USD will it be 79.99 Euro lol? Either way it’ll be €50 when you use a Game Voucher.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,023 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    I paid 70 for it

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,007 ✭✭✭✭sligeach

    If that US price is true, and "If not an error, it will be the first time Nintendo charges more than $60 for a standard Switch game" as mentioned by Video Games Chronicle.

    Which could well mean €80 for us Europeans. We'll see, maybe later today or the coming days. I prefer to buy physical games where possible and owning them properly.

    I think there's going to be a definitive edition within the year for the launch of the Switch successor, looking prettier, loading quicker, running in 4K and 60fps, and maybe with a new hardware gimmick. And there'll be others, like Bayonetta 3. I think Platinum Games expected there to be a Switch Pro on the market by the time Bayonetta 3 launched, but Nintendo's plans changed.