The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Development Complete; Reveals New Gameplay Footage & Abilities

Today, Nintendo finally shared raw gameplay footage of their upcoming highly anticipated adventure game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Series producer Eiji Aonuma walked prospective players through this enhanced iteration of Hyrule, showcasing Link’s arsenal, his surrounding environment, enemies, and more.

The video is actually a bit longer than 10 minutes, with some additional comments from Aonuma. He confirmed that the game’s development is complete, too. Fuse, Ultrahand, and Ascend are the new highlighted abilities in this entry.

This game’s marketing has been humorously void of presentations like these, so it’s nice to finally see some of the game in action rather than through a cryptically cut-together trailer.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, focusing on Link and Zelda after the latter was saved from having to contend with Ganon for years upon years.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will launch for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023, for $69.99. The pricing has been a rather controversial subject, with Nintendo staff, including Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser, commenting that they believe the game is worthy of that price point.

You can view the newly revealed gameplay footage for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with series producer Eiji Aonuma below:

An OLED Nintendo Switch model themed on the game was also revealed with an April 28, 2023, release. The game will not be included with this purchase:

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A video showcasing the OLED Switch model is viewable below:

Additionally, a Switch Pro Controller ($74.99) and Carrying Case ($24.99) based on the game have been confirmed to release simultaneously with the title on May 12:

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