The Legend of Zelda series recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, and we are eagerly anticipating the sequel to Breath of the Wild. Thanks to our newest Nintendo Direct we finally have a date and title for its sequel: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, is coming May 12, 2023.
Breath of the Wild tops our list of the Top 100 Video Games of All Time for a reason. It gave us a vast open world filled to the brim with shrines and secrets to uncover and incredible new tools to use, like the Sheikah Slate, and it enabled creative solutions to many of the puzzles in the game. However, some weren’t fans of the lack of traditional dungeons, the weapon durability system, and the lack of combining music with gameplay which has been a prominent feature in previous entries in the series.
With that in mind, today’s topic is what you hope to see included in Tears of the Kingdom. What do you think is the meaning behind “tears”? Do you think we will see more elements from Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword? Can the durability system be redeemed by being updated? Should it double down on the idea of shrines or go back to the traditional dungeon format? What elements are the most important to you in a Zelda game? What was your favorite thing from the trailer? Let us know in the comments.
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