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Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED

Rumor has it that a new Switch OLED design is on the way for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Reddit user AyoadeNBN shared the photos without much context. However, this person claims that the model was leaked by a worker at a Chinese factory or someone else within the manufacturing line. Apparently the Splatoon 3 Switch OLED had leaked in a similar manner.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pre-order

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom now has a release date, and although the launch is still a few months off, we’ve started up a pre-order guide. This post will also include information about bonuses, special editions, and more as that information is provided.

Nintendo doesn’t often do direct follow-ups with Zelda titles, but that’s what we’re seeing here since Tears of the Kingdom builds off of Breath of the Wild. However, it’s not just a simple rehash. We know that the skies will play an important part of the game and Link appears to have different types of powers through the use of his left arm.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom statue Nintendo Live

Nintendo Live 2022 is officially underway in Japan, and while The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom isn’t playable, it does have some representation at the event. As it turns out, a special statue was brought to the venue. Aside from giving us another look at Link with his unique-looking arm, it’s the perfect photo opportunity as well.

Below are a few photos of the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom statue from Nintendo Live 2022:

zelda tears of the kingdom name pronounce

It took three years from the original announcement, but we finally learned that the next Zelda game for Switch will be called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Ever since the reveal in 2019, Nintendo simply referred to the game as “The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”.

After the announcement, there was some confusion as to how you actually pronounce the name. Many assumed that the “tears” referred to crying. However, “tears” could also point to something being torn up.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom boxart

Nintendo has passed along official assets for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Along with the boxart above, we also have some screenshots.

Here’s Nintendo’s official overview:

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

During today’s Nintendo Direct, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild resurfaced once again. We finally know that it will be called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and it will launch on May 12, 2023.

Here’s a brand new trailer:

Over the years we’ve seen many instances in which Nintendo resorted to a very common strategy in the gaming industry: releasing a very successful title followed by a sequel using many of the tools created for its predecessor. Engine, assets, animation, and other elements are some of the things that are brought back.

Now we’re waiting on the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which seems to be taking a lot of elements from the last successful Zelda game. In today’s video, I decided to take a look at other direct sequels that Nintendo produced in the past, analyzing the different strategies and trying to see where the new Zelda may fit into that. You can check out the video down below.

zelda breath of the wild 2 spring 2023

Zelda: Breath of the Wild will not launch this year as originally expected. The game has been delayed to Spring 2023, series producer Eiji Aonuma has announced.

Aonuma and Nintendo as a were last targeting release sometime in 2022.

The full message from Aonuma reads:

It’s officially been two years since we first found out about the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Fans were treated to a new trailer today, but we’re not any closer to learning what the actual title is.

Regarding why Nintendo hasn’t shared the official name yet, Nintendo Treehouse’s Bill Trinen told IGN:

It’s been two years since Nintendo first unveiled the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and we haven’t seen it since. Series producer Eiji Aonuma promised news for 2021 earlier this year, and during today’s E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, a status update was finally provided.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will launch in 2022. Watch a new trailer below.


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