New The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailer Unveiled Ahead Of Launch

It's just a few more weeks until The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom finally arrives, so here's a brand new trailer to tide you over before then.

Published: April 13, 2023 10:33 AM /


Zelda clutching what appears to be the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo has released a final trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ahead of its release next month. The trailer sets up the game's story (albeit in typically oblique Nintendo fashion) and contains a fair few Easter eggs for you to spot if you're a Zelda fan.

The trailer was premiered earlier today in a Nintendo livestream, with producer Eiji Aonuma introducing the presentation (just as he did for the gameplay showcase last month). It's more of a broad overview than a specific deep dive into any mechanics or narrative elements, but we do get to see a few things we haven't seen before, including a glimpse of antagonist Ganondorf and a few iconic Zelda monsters. Here's the trailer for your enjoyment.

The trailer shows Link exploring a Hyrule that appears to have significantly changed since Breath of the Wild, and it also gives us our first look at Ganondorf, who is characteristically terrifying. At one stage (assuming it's still Ganondorf; we don't see his face), he sports long, flowing hair similar to his incarnation as Demise in Skyward Sword. Later on, we see Ganondorf in a more familiar Ocarina of Time-slash-Twilight Princess-esque incarnation as he promises "a king's revival" and "the birth of a new world". Yikes.

As the trailer progresses, we see Link interacting with ancient machinery, leading the charge into battle, and standing in the entrance hall of what appears to be Hyrule Castle. We also get a look at Princess Zelda, who is told by an unknown figure that Link is once again the land's "last line of defense". At the close of the trailer, Zelda can also be seen clutching what appears to be the Master Sword and telling Link that he is Hyrule's "final hope". Business as usual for everyone's favorite mute swordsman, then.

If you're a keen Zelda fan, there are a good few Easter eggs to spot in the trailer as well. At one stage, Link faces off against what looks to be an incarnation of the iconic three-headed dragon Gleeok. Several of Link's allies from Breath of the Wild, including the Zora Prince Sidon and the Gerudo chief Riju, can also be seen, and the series' famous musical theme can also be heard at a couple of points. All in all, Tears of the Kingdom is shaping up to be another must-play for Zelda fans.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 12th.

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