The newly unveiled title of the game we know as Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could be seen as a reference to recent events.
Oddly enough, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 may be linked to some of the saddest news of recent days. To honour the mourning of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on 8 September, Nintendo has decided to skip broadcasting the Nintendo Direct event in the country. Users will be able to view the content later in a video, which will be posted directly to the official UK YouTube channel.
Indeed, Nintendo is not the only company to have been forced to change its schedule due to the Queen’s death, but the Japanese developer may have more than one reason for not broadcasting the Direct.
After all, it was here that it was revealed that the official title of the game known as Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
It is conceivable that such a reference might not have been found so tasteful by the UK community at the moment, literally a “kingdom” in “tears”. Although a mere coincidence, it would not be the first time that the gaming community has criticised a move that was caused by a mere oversight or an unfortunate combination of coincidences rather than malice.
Either way, we now have an official name for Link’s next adventure. The new Zelda will be released for Nintendo Switch on 12 May 2023, but it’s worth noting that at Direct, we were also treated to news like the announcement of a new Fire Emblem, a brief preview of Pikmin 4, and as-yet-unreleased gameplay of Bayonetta 3, among other things.