Link returns for a new skirmish in the skies of Hyrule, as The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom draws closer for Nintendo Switch owners. Despite a significant Tears of the Kingdom release date delay, the Breath of the Wild sequel includes a delightful amount of new features, familiar characters, and deep lore to unearth. You’ll probably want to start playing the game as soon as possible, so the Tears of the Kingdom preload time will help with that.
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom preload is now available and players have already begun downloading ahead of next week’s release.
You’ll be able to get the game ready and raring to go on your Nintendo Switch, which clocks in at around 18.2 GB. Be sure to clear some space on your console ahead of time, if you haven’t already. We’ve been biding time patiently in the run to The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom release date, and like you, we’ve been watching each and every trailer just to feel the wind of the Hyrule skies once more.
At some point, you’ll need to fend off plenty of baddies. To do that you’ll need to master all Tears of the Kingdom weapons – and there are a lot to get through. Alongside some brilliant pieces of kit to battle with, the game also introduces some new features to keep things interesting.
The new Tears of the Kingdom Fuse feature is a special addition to the latest Link story, that can conjure some gnarly creations for your growing arsenal. We’re sure once you’ve paired them with one or more of the Tears of the Kingdom powers, you’ll be an unstoppable force that even Ganondorf can’t stop.
Aside from Link, there are loads of new Tears of the Kingdom characters to learn about, giving the game’s lore a whole new layer of depth to appreciate.
So, as you whip around Hyrule with one of many Tears of the Kingdom vehicles, you’ll be able to do so as soon as the game becomes available.