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Gaming Frenzy: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Draws Near

After the tremendous success of Breath of the Wild, now it's time to make it here.

Gaming Frenzy: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Draws Near
Nacho Requena Molina

Nacho Requena Molina

24 hours. That’s all that’s left for gamers to get their hands on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. That Nintendo’s title is going to be an unparalleled success is an understatement: I haven’t seen so much anticipation – or hype, if you prefer – since the launch of Elden Ring during last year’s February 2022.

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Just a few hours ago, a thread was opened on Resetera that spoke for itself about everything that the game is generating: “Which title are you going to abandon this Friday for Tears of the Kingdom? It doesn’t get any clearer than that, and there’s no denying that he’s right.

At the moment, Link’s next adventure is the best seller on Amazon. But it doesn’t stop there: the console themed for the occasion also occupies the number 1 spot, as well as the game’s guide in the book category. Right now, everything Zelda touches turns to gold or wine, whichever you prefer.

Every piece of information is met with a cheer. For example, today we learned that the development studio has listened to players after Breath of the Wild. How? Well, by bringing back the classic dungeons, or so at least Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Takuhiro Dohta and Satoru Takizawa told us in a recent development diary.

“This time around, the dungeons are huge and each has its own region-related appearance, just like traditional The Legend of Zelda games. We believe they will give a satisfying challenge for players – it was a great challenge to develop!” they pointed out in the development diary. “They have changed since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For example, there’s a dungeon that connects directly from the surface of Hyrule. If you launch from the sky directly into the dungeon, it triggers an event. We believe this is an experience that was not possible in the previous game. We have created unique dungeons for their corresponding biomes, so you will enjoy the unique characteristics of each region.”

The news of the dungeons has been the most commented on social networks today. But this is just the calm before the storm. Tomorrow, Thursday, the reviews of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom arrive. The specialized press from all over the world will give their verdict from 14:00 Spanish time. High marks are expected, according to what some members of the specialized press have said in internal circles. If the hype is already high, it will grow even more with the ratings.

It is worth noting that Nintendo is also playing its cards very well. Information about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been quite scarce for a long time, but in recent weeks it has picked up speed. Its Twitter account is a hotbed of small clips and images about the game, all with the aim of warming up the atmosphere for the launch. In addition, just a few hours ago we learned, thanks to Nintendo’s financial report for the past year, that Breath of the Wild has already sold almost 30 million video games.

In this regard, a good example of this is the TV commercial released just today. Entitled “Rediscover your sense of adventure with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom”, it shows a not exactly young man returning from work. When they get home, their Nintendo Switch and Zelda are waiting for them to play. The rest can already be imagined: appeal to the feelings and the emoting of adventure. Because that’s the key to this Tears of the Kingdom: it is designed for both new players and those who have been playing the saga for a lifetime.

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Nacho Requena Molina

Nacho Requena Molina

Journalist specialized in videogames and technology. Almost two decades dedicated to it.

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