New trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom reveals strange foes, stranger vehicles, and more

When a Nintendo Direct was announced for February 8, it seemed all but inevitable that more information would be revealed for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The only question was, how much information would there be? Would Nintendo close in grand style with some massive reveals, or keep lots of stuff close to the chest for a later presentation? 

While Tears of the Kingdom did, indeed, serve as the Direct's big mic drop, a future event feels likely. After all, the roughly two-minute trailer does a lot to whet our appetites but hardly has the clock time necessary for a deep dive.

Early beats feel frankly familiar, with some of the same Bokoblins and Lizalfos we've come to know and loathe in Breath of the Wild. A malevolent voice beckons these servants of darkness to 'sweep over Hyrule' and 'leave no survivors'. We've known since the game's official reveal that the wicked Ganondorf would factor in some fashion, but at last we can hear the warlord's words in his own voice. 

Creepy new foes like metal tendrils and a giant monster made of blocks are shown, plus some rad shield-boarding maneuvers and a couple of vehicles - one of which is designed for aerial traversal!

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launches for Nintendo Switch on May 12. Check out our gallery of fresh screenshots below while you count down the days with us.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom