This is how you pronounce Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo says

Nintendo finally confirmed the title of its Breath of the Wild sequel this week – after previously saying it was keeping the name a secret because it was too much of a spoiler.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was named on screen during the last Nintendo Direct – but many fans still had questions.

Namely, were they “tears” like crying? Or “tears” as if something was torn?

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It’s a topic we discussed this week on our last Newscast – above – as both meanings would make sense in the context of Zelda’s story.

But only one way is actually correct, and Nintendo has now confirmed to Eurogamer… it’s tears as in tears.

This seemed the most likely explanation – as the show’s Sheikah symbol is that of an eye with a tear. Seven teardrop-shaped items appeared in the mural at the start of this week’s new trailer – possibly items players will need to collect. Finally, in Zelda: Skyward Sword, players were asked to collect Sacred Tears in each realm.

This week’s new Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer.

That said, it seems likely that Nintendo chose this name with the double meaning in mind. Footage from the game world showed numerous floating landmasses and a corrupt Hyrule Castle seemingly ripped from the ground.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom probably still holds many secrets, but it’s one we can scratch now while we wait for May 5, 2023, when the game arrives.

Finally, for more Zelda analysis, Victoria and Ed took an in-depth look at this week’s new Tears of the Kingdom trailer.