The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Drops Epic Second Trailer
The latest Nintendo Direct event saw the unveiling of the much-anticipated second trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and it did not disappoint. While the attention has been on the unexpected voiceover of Ganon, some die-hard Zelda fans are focusing on the hints of returning villains. However, we must warn you that the information discussed below is based on speculation and could contain spoilers. So, watch the trailer at your own risk.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s dive into the classic villains that the trailer subtly references.
First up, we have Demise – the main antagonist in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Demise was a powerful evil being that threatened the existence of the kingdom in the past. In Skyward Sword, Link and Zelda defeated Demise and sealed him away in the Master Sword, but Demise warned that his hatred would continue to live on through reincarnations.
Here’s where it gets a little complicated, as Demise’s reincarnation is believed to be Ganon. But, Tears of the Kingdom seems to suggest a more significant role for Demise. The Master Sword, which has been prominently displayed in the promotions, appears to be broken and corrupted, leading some to speculate that Demise is trying to emerge from it. There are also visual hints that resemble a scene in Skyward Sword where Zelda was nearly sacrificed to revive Demise.
Moving on, the second villain that makes a comeback is the ReDead, a zombie-like monster that was last seen in Ocarina of Time. The trailer shows red comets falling to the ground, producing an army of masked creatures, including the ReDead. This raises questions about the relationship between Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild, as ReDeads were absent from the latter. Some are also speculating that the ReDead’s appearance may indicate the return of traditional Zelda dungeons.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released on May 12th, and fans can’t wait to see what’s in store for Link and the kingdom.