The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | 10 minute gameplay video drops 28 March

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is to get a 10 minute gameplay video hosted by producer Eiji Aonuma, Nintendo has announced.


There’s just a few weeks to go until Breath of the Wild sequel The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom comes out. And to keep the anticipation furnace stoked, Nintendo is set to show off approximately ten minutes of footage from the game tomorrow, on 28 March.

The footage will be hosted by Eiji Aonuma, who’s worked on the Zelda series in some capacity since 1998 – back then, he was director and dungeon designer on the seminal Ocarina of Time, and has served as producer or supervisor on every entry since.

Taking its cue from Majora’s Mask, Nintendo’s 2000 follow-up to Ocarina of Time, Tears of the Kingdom is shaping up to be a darker companion piece to 2017’s Breath of the Wild. Its flying islands and flight, meanwhile, feel like a conscious nod to Skyward Sword, a somewhat divisive entry that got a HD remaster in 2021.

Nintendo’s gameplay showcase is scheduled to begin on 28 March at 7.00am Pacific Time – that’s 10.00am Eastern Time, or if you’re in the UK, 15.00pm. You’ll be able to watch the footage over on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.

We’re intrigued to see how Nintendo shakes up the open-world formula it established so memorably in Breath of the Wild, particularly given flight is now going to feature so heavily. Nor do we know exactly how Link’s blackened arm – something we’ve seen repeatedly since Tears of the Kingdom was first revealed  – will function in the game. Maybe we’ll get clearer answers to all that in tomorrow’s gameplay footage. At the very least, we hope we’ll get to hear Breath of the Wild’s catchy cooking melody again.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom releases on 12 May 2023 for Nintendo Switch.

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