The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Launches for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023

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Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the long-anticipated sequel to 2017’s Breath of the Wild, will be released for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023. The title was revealed at the end of a new trailer that premiered during today’s Nintendo Direct showcase, which teases a shattered Hyrule and some of the new stasis powers that Link will have at his disposal.

From a Nintendo roundup:

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: In addition to the vast lands of Hyrule, the latest entry in the storied Legend of Zelda series will take you up into the skies and an expanded world that goes beyond that! Look forward to Link’s massive adventure starting again when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, drops for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.

Nintendo’s official page for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can be found here, although there’s little in the way of content aside from the game’s May release date and a piece of key art. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 27.14 million copies since its release in 2017, according to numbers shared on Nintendo.co.jp.

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