Is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom a Sequel? – Answered

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom was initially announced back in 2019, and it is finally releasing on May 12, 2023. Newer fans of the series might not know much about the game, its story, or how it connects to other Legend of Zelda games. Is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom a sequel? We have the answer for you below.

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Is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom a Sequel? – Answered

Yes, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, which released back in 2017. From its announcement, it was stated that it is a direct sequel. You can see the announcement trailer below.

While Breath of The Wild did not have a huge sprawling story and focused more on the exploration and experiencing everything at your own pace, there is a connected narrative.

The Calamity overtook Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule, and it seems that Tears of The Kingdom will follow suit with this concept. How did we get back to this point still remains a mystery and one that fans are excited to find out.

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If you haven’t played Breath of the Wild, we recommend doing so before Tears of the Kingdom releases in May. You can pick up a Nintendo Switch Voucher for $99 and get both Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom. This way, you can play the original and be caught up for the sequel.

We won’t spoil what happens in Breath of The Wild; you’ll need to play it for yourself to find out. Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel, and your time to catch up is running out. If you want to check out the Collector’s Edition for Tears of the Kingdom, you can do so here.


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