The long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, titled The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is just a few short months away, and you can now pre-order the game. Today during Nintendo’s latest Direct livestream event, the company showed off brand new footage of the game in its second official trailer. The trailer shows off new locale around the world of Hyrule in addition to setting up the main plot.
A dark and stormy Hyrule comes into frame, beset with monsters, all to the tune of ominous music. Just then you hear the cracking boom of Ganon’s voice, looming over the landscape to set the tone for the story. For fans of the series, this will serve as moment to remember. Breath of the Wild was the first Zelda game with voice acting, but Ganon wasn’t present. This means Tears of the Kingdom will be the first time players get to experience Ganon feeling like a more lifelike character.
The trailer also confirms that Ganon will play a central role, surely as the game’s main antagonist. Which seems pretty evident given his line in the trailer. “Rise, rise my servants. Sweep over Hyrule, eliminate this kingdom and her allies. Leave no survivors!!” Ganon bellows.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available for pre-order
Zelda fans have been waiting a long time for the BOTW sequel. And when Nintendo finally announced it, players were of course eager to get their hands on the game. It’s been a few years though since the initial teaser at E3 2021. Nintendo then officially announced the release date of May 12 at the end of last year. Today, players got another look at what to expect when the game launches on May 12. More importantly, though, players wanting to pick up the game can pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom from the eShop.
Nintendo says that a special collector’s edition version will also be available on launch day. You can pick up the standard version of the game for $69.99. Meanwhile the collector’s edition will be $129.99 when it becomes available later this year.