post type:


Zelda Tears of the Kingdom release date – when can you play the next Legend of Zelda?

Tears of the Kingdom
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

Excitement is at a peak among The Legend of Zelda fans as the next game in the venerable series is due to arrive on Nintendo Switch later this year.

Entitled ‘Tears of the Kingdom’ – the game will be the follow up to 2017’s Breath of the Wild – and though Nintendo’s been very cagey with info so far, we do know when we should expect it.

A new trailer for Tears of the Kingdom has now also been showcased through the February 2023 Nintendo Direct, which displayed more of Link’s never-ending adventure.

BUY NOW: Pick up this Samsung 55″ Class QLED 4K Smart TV Q80B now $1,099.99

Here’s what we know about the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom release date.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom release date

As announced last September, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (to give the game its full name) will release on the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.


The date came after a good couple of years of teasing the title from Nintendo, who held off on revealing the game’s name until the release date reveal.

Up until then it was known only as ‘The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ officially, and by fans as TLoZ: Breath of the Wild 2.

The February 2023 Nintendo Direct has now given fans a new trailer that showcases more of what can be expected once the game has launched. You’ll be able to see more of Link, Princess Zelda, and their expansive world through the most recent trailer below.

It was first confirmed the sequel was in the works during the Nintendo Direct broadcast from E3 2019. It’d be three years later before we got that title and release date, so fans are understandably excited.

There’s not too much longer left to wait now, so hopefully Nintendo will be revealing more on the game very soon. For now, check out our answers to questions like if Tears of the Kingdom will be open world or if the new game will have multiplayer?

 Videogamer.com is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2023-03-19 

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date FAQ

What is the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date?

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is set to arrive on May 12, 2023.

Is Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom exclusive to the Nintendo Switch?

Yes, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

Can you play as Zelda in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

So far there is nothing to suggest you will be able to play as the games namesake, however rumours are swirling you may be able to. It looks like we will have to wait until release for a definitive answer.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

on Nintendo Switch

Release Date:

May 12, 2023