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Nintendo is hosting a launch livestream for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

See some gameplay right before the game’s out

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With just a week left, the wait for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom isn’t long now. And leading up to that launch, Nintendo is hosting a special livestream for one last hands-off Tears of the Kingdom look before you can go hands-on.

Next week, on May 11, Nintendo of America is hosting a launch event livestream for Tears of the Kingdom. This will feature four Nintendo Treehouse: Live segments, with gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. There will also be “more livestream content” as part of the countdown to the midnight release.

You can tune in live through Nintendo’s site here. No exact confirmation on what will be shown, outside of more footage of Tears of the Kingdom gameplay.

What mysteries still remain

That might seem a bit impatient, but hey, we still have many things to learn about in Tears of the Kingdom. Why Ganondorf looks so dehydrated and then gets re-hydrated, for example. Or what’s up with all those islands in the sky. Plus, I would like to get some ideas for wacky contraptions to slap together with Link’s new magical hand powers.

Hopefully, for the folks at home, the midnight release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will also include the digital version unlocking sometime around then too. Either way, it does look like we’re ramping up into one of the year’s big releases, with some big expectations behind it. We’ll see just how this sequel comes together soon, as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom goes live on Nintendo Switch on May 12.


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