The Legend of Zelda franchise has been accompanying us for many years, and it is that Link is one of the great figures of Nintendo, probably only surpassed by Mario and the characters closest to him, such as his brother Luigi or Princess Peach. It is quite difficult to think of a bad game in this series, but when we think of the best games in the series, there are always two that come to mind, Ocarina of Time and the one that interests us in this case: Breath of the Wildalthough more specifically we will talk about its sequel, Tears of the Kingdom.
This video game managed to mark a before and after for the saga, in addition to promoting the birth of the legend of a new company console, the Nintendo Switch. It arrived after a long time of waiting, and with quite high expectations, but to the surprises of many, this video game managed to meet, and even exceed these aforementioned expectations. We are talking about one of the best on Nintendo Switch, and one of the games that marked the way forward within its genre.
Now we are waiting for its sequel to be released, The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, a title that, like its predecessor, has monstrous expectations, even more so than Breath of the Wild. at the time. It is still early to discern if we are talking about a game that will meet its objectives, but thanks to the different trailers, and the information that we have been able to know, we will talk about it below. the things that this sequel will have in common with its predecessor.
the same link
If you are fans of this franchise, you will already know that it is quite common for each installment to have a different Link, which belongs to different time lines. It is true that many times we have controlled the same character in several games, and there are many examples, among which we can include the sequel to Breath of the Wild.
It’s a direct sequel, and this covers everything, including the Link we control in the previous title. Yes, it will have changes compared to the previous game, but in essence it is the same character with whom we toured Hyrule almost 6 years ago. Likewise, as a bonus, you should also know that the Zelda we see in this sequel will also be the same one we met, and had to rescue in Breath of the Wild.
A similar gameplay
Like we have already said, Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel, in all senses, from Breath of the Wild, and probably in the aspect that can be most noticeable is in the gameplay. Of course, we haven’t been able to play the game yet, but from the first trailers it can be clearly seen that the gameplay of this video game will use the base of its predecessor, something that doesn’t have to be bad at all.
Specifically, it seems that in this video game we will once again have those peculiar physics that have given rise to so many memes, in addition to preserving the base of their combat, which was already quite impressive, but to which new mechanics will also be added. Specifically, among these new mechanics, and citing only those that we have seen in trailers, we could highlight the new abilities of the Sheika stonewhich we do not yet know in depth, but it does seem that they will give a new depth to the gameplay.
The same map, but with a considerable addition
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest attractions of Breath of the Wild was its large open world, which we all managed to fall in love with thanks to its complexity, as well as the freedom it ended up offering. Luckily, it seems that in this case we will not miss it, and it is that Tears of the Kingdom will include this mapalthough we already anticipate that it will not stay there.
Specifically, in order to see what is new that this installment brings us, we will have to look at the sky, and it seems that its great differentiating point will be the inclusion of sky islandswhich seems to be quite important, not only in the gameplay, but also in the history of the game.
With this we have already told you the commonalities we know so far between Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild. Now we will have to see if, with the launch, or with the premiere of some gameplay, we will be able to see more common points between the two games.