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Is this the meaning of the title The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Nintendo has finally officially announced the title for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This news first appeared in the Nintendo Direct event, a special event from the Nintendo company that introduced their various projects. The event itself has started since yesterday, and Zelda is one of the games that fans are looking forward to hearing about.

Based on his information, the title for the sequel to Breath of the Wild is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Nintendo itself previously refused to announce the name of the sequel. This is because Nintendo does not want any leaks circulating in cyberspace. However, after a long wait, they finally officially announced the title.

In this announcement, Nintendo also released a video showing a bit of the gameplay, along with a mysterious mural on a wall. In addition, we also get important information about the game’s release schedule, which is on May 12, 2023. On the other hand, perhaps many of the geeks are also curious about what “Tears of the Kingdom” actually means.

What Does the Tears of the Kingdom Mean?

For now, there is still no confirmation or certainty about the meaning of Tears of the Kingdom. However, it is possible that the title of the game is a reference to real tears (or related to tears). After all, tears/tears become an object or something that is subscribed to appear in the game.

For example, in Zelda’s first game, Twilight Princess, players had a mission to collect the Tears of Light. This is for the sake of being able to awaken the Spirits of Light. Later in the titles Spirit Tracks and Hyrule Warriors, Tears of Light also reappear as a material to increase the power of Link’s sword. Also as objects for other material sources.

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

In the game Skyward Sword, tears also appear again. However, in this game the tears that appear are called Sacred Tears and can only be used to paralyze the Guardians of the Silent Realm. Given that this game is one of the earliest in the Zelda timeline, and we see how tears continue to be used in some of the games, it means that this is indeed an important one.

In the context of the game Tears of the Kingdom, the trailer shows a mural of a mysterious figure with seven symbols in the form of tears around it. It could be, this is the meaning of the “Tears of the Kingdom”. There is a possibility that players will get a mission to collect the seven “tears”. If this is proven, it means that this game will bring back the classic concept of Zelda.

Other Meaning

Tears itself in English can mean “broken or torn.” There is speculation that the game may also have references to the destruction or destruction of space and time in the Zelda timeline. The timeline of the Legend of Zelda game is famous because it is divided into three branches of post-story events in the Ocarina of Time game. However, Nintendo has always shied away or never given a specific time on this.

Zelda from Tears of the Kingdom face close up

Based on this, maybe the Tears of the Kingdom game will present elements that describe or provide an explanation of all branches of the timeline. For now, everything related to the game is still a mystery. Nintendo keeps tightly all the information related to its games. So, let’s just wait for further information, geeks!