The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom received its final trailer this week, but Nintendo has been very careful about what it chooses to show. Even though the game is only a few months away, we don’t know much. Naturally, this will be a sequel to Breath of the Wild and that alone should give us a good idea of what to expect, but fans are interested to know how the sequel will be different.
Indications of what Tears of the Kingdom will now have to offer have been seen via a Nintendo survey released this week. A few Reddit users say this was emailed to them (once in France, another probably in the UK).
After the contestant watches a gameplay video, Nintendo asks what they think of two statements mentioning that Tears of the Kingdom will be bigger than Breath of the Wild. This is something that should come as no surprise: not only will you be able to explore Hyrule, but there will also be paradise to visit.
There are also a few other interesting statements in the survey. The first says that Tears of the Kingdom “will include new and interesting ways to interact with the world compared to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”. Another says the game “will have the best story/atmosphere of any game in the series.”
When asked which features sound the most interesting, options include battling new types of enemies, exploring new areas like islands floating in the sky, building and driving new types of vehicles, seeing how the locations of Hyrule have changed, new abilities, a “dark and exciting atmosphere”. and a new story. Some of them are pretty obvious, while others have been hinted at in trailers, including the one that dropped this week.
We will also point out a few other things. Regarding the story, the poll states: “In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you embark on a grand adventure that pits Link and Zelda against a dangerous force. Their mutual loyalty will prevail in a story that takes place after the events of the previous game. You will encounter many emotions and fears in your quest to save the land of Hyrule.” Finally, when asked what they would like to know before launch, there are many options including puzzles/shrines .
Although a screenshot of the survey was not shared, there was a question about which feature they would like to see more of. Dungeons were an option, but that doesn’t confirm they will return.
Below are screenshots taken from the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom investigation.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will launch for Switch on May 12, 2023.