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The Legend of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Launches On May 12th, 2023

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Launches On May 12th, 2023

The long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally has a name and release date. Breath of the Wild 2's name is actually Tears of the Kingdom, and is launching on May 12th, 2023 for Nintendo Switch.

It's been a while since Breath of the Wild's follow-up was revealed, but slowly over the past few years Nintendo has dropped hints in teaser trailers and more. Shown today during Nintendo's September Direct, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will pick up after Breath of the Wild, with the new trailer showing Link halo-jumping into Hyrule, as giant, floating islands fill the sky around him.

He also gets use of what looks to be an eagle-inspired stone bird glider, though whether it is something you yourself can control remains unclear. Literally nothing else is really known about Tears of the Kingdom, but it's likely we'll see a Zelda-themed Nintendo Direct closer to its May 12th launch. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is largely heralded as one of the Nintendo Switch's best games, and fans have been eager to see what is next for Link and company after the events of BotW. Now we know when we can answer that question.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore