Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom To Get No Direct Sequel, Confirms Devs

The Ultrahand feature will also not return.

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  • Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom devs have confirmed that it will get no sequel in a similar style.
  • Ultrahand will also not make a return in future Zelda titles, and no DLC will come for ToTK.
  • Timeline is a focus while creating Zelda games, but not to the extent that it hinders game development.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi appeared in an interview with Game Informer to discuss various tidbits about the game. The devs have confirmed that we will not get a sequel in the style of Tears of the Kingdom. In other words, there are no plans for a direct sequel; the next Zelda title will likely focus on other genres or completely different features.

[Laughs] Well that would be a sequel to a sequel, which is getting a little bit wild when you think about it! […] In that regard, I don’t think that we’ll be making a direct sequel to a world such as that that we’ve created,” stated the producer.

Similarly, there will be no Tears of the Kingdom DLC. The title has already explored the nooks and crannies of Hyrule after building on Breath of the Wild. The Ultrahand ability played a major role in boosting the game’s allure. Precisely because of that reason, the feature will also not make a return. Other Zelda games —if any are ever released— will have their unique defining features.

This time, you’ll see that there is no DLC because of that process. We created what we wanted to create and felt that it was complete in that fashion. So from that aspect as well, I think we definitely won’t be including Ultrahand in titles going forward.”

Tears of the Kingdom fans have also theorized and argued about various theories regarding the series’ timelines. It is always a difficult endeavor to figure out the timelines without a set path by the devs. That has been done intentionally to make fans contemplate and enjoy the theories. The devs consider timelines, but not to an extent where the development process or creativity has to suffer.

The process of creating new ideas becomes restricted because we’re so tied up and trying to make this fit into a very specific spot in the timeline. We do consider it, but not to an extent where we feel that our development process feels restricted or constrained,” said the director.

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The award-winning title has sold greatly since its release; it has shifted over 1.847.948 physical copies to become the top-selling entry in Japan as of September this year. All the sales milestones have made it the fastest-selling Nintendo game ever recorded. Even a University professor has resorted to using the game to teach a course to engineering students.

Before getting started, we suggest checking our write-up for the best fuse materials in the game. Also, glance through our best beginner’s guide to give you a general gist before diving into Hyrule. Tears of the Kingdom launched earlier this year on May 12, 2023, for the Nintendo Switch. eXputer’s Moiz Banoori has reviewed the title with a high 4.5/5 score, dubbing it an “almost perfect game.”

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