Fans of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are speculating about new online features

Published: 2022-12-29T20:39:30

Updated: 2022-12-29T20:39:45

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom promo material leaves fans guessing what kind of online features will launch with the game.

Nintendo hasn’t shared much about Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom other than a few trailers that brighten up the game. That should change in the near future, though, given the sequel’s May 2023 due date on Switch.

As the launch approaches, marketing materials are popping up online and in physical stores.

Interestingly, a snippet of information that’s been doing the rounds recently prompted fans to consider the potential online features of the new Zelda title.

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Promo material for Tears of the Kingdom mentions Switch Online

Reddit user Few_Working3350 came across marketing pages on the store confirming Nintendo Switch Online functionality for the next Zelda adventure.

What this means for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a mystery at the time of writing. However, the rationale suggests that the online features may simply include cloud save options and post-launch DLC releases.

The Redditor snapped a picture of the page in question, which looks like this:

Naturally, the lack of concrete information encouraged fans of the franchise to speculate. A Redditor noted that the Wii U remaster of Windwaker boasted Dark Souls-esque online support, in which users could “find notes in other players’ bottles”.

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Someone joked that Tears of the Kingdom’s online features could turn Zelda into “the first Strand type,” a reference to the Likes system in Death Stranding.

Such additions probably wouldn’t be too out of place in the world of Zelda. For now, though, there’s no telling exactly how Switch Online support will come into play, though cloud storage still seems like the best bet.

Tears of the Kingdom hits store shelves on May 12, 2023.

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