Excitement is mounting for fans of The Legend of Zelda franchise, as Nintendo preps for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The highly-anticipated game is set to launch on May 12 and Nintendo has been teasing fans with trailers in the lead-up. There’s one more trailer to watch before the big day, and Nintendo is set to unveil it on their official YouTube channel at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET on April 13. With three minutes of additional footage, the trailer is sure to whet fans’ appetites.
Zelda Fans Eagerly Anticipate Tears of the Kingdom
Fans have been eagerly anticipating the latest edition of The Legend of Zelda series, which was first announced back in 2019. The game’s developer Nintendo has kept fans on tenterhooks, releasing only a limited amount of information about the game’s storyline and gameplay. However, in recent months, they have begun to give fans a glimpse of what to expect.
New Abilities, Weapons, and Vehicles
The previous trailer gave fans a hint of the new abilities and weapons that players will be able to use in Tears of the Kingdom. One of the most exciting is Link’s ability to fuse materials together to create his own tools and weapons. This includes makeshift weapons like a big stick with rock attached to it.
Another new ability is Ascend which lets Link pass through ceilings. On top of that, Ultrahand allows the player to create new vehicles by merging specific items together. With a range of new abilities at their disposal, players can expect this game to offer new and exciting challenges.
A Price Tag That Reflects the Game’s “Immersive” Experience
Despite the excitement surrounding the latest Zelda game, some fans are somewhat taken aback by its $70 price tag. However, Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser has promised that the game offers excellent value for money. He hinted that this latest addition to the famous franchise offers an even more immersive experience than previous outings.
Unfortunately, the higher price point may put the game out of reach for some players. However, Nintendo’s latest promotional offer might help ease the burden for those keen to get their hands on it. The Switch game voucher promotion lets players purchase two games for just $100, a deal that includes The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
As with previous Zelda releases, it’s not just the game itself that has excited fans. Merchandising has been a considerable driver of hype for the game. Nintendo has already released a range of limited edition merchandise, including a special edition Switch OLED Model with Hylian crest designs on the console dock and controllers. A collector’s edition version of the game is also available in Japan, which comes with some fancy silverware.
All in all, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is shaping up to be an epic addition to an already much-loved gaming franchise. With new abilities, weapons, and vehicles to test their mettle against, players will be thrilled to get their hands on the game when it drops on May 12. While the price point may be high, the promise of excellent value for money and a deeper immersion into the game’s world will likely sway many a Zelda fan to invest their hard-earned cash.