The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Trailer Had a Skyward Sword Easter Egg
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer momentarily featured a location from Skyward Sword for a “flicker and you’ll miss it” second. Last week, Nintendo officially revealed that the hotly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel would be called Tears of the Kingdom. In the trailer announcing the game’s title, Connection is shown leaping off of an island overhead towards the familiar setting of Hyrule from Breath of Nature. Notwithstanding, that trailer also seemingly showed off a location from a past Legend of Zelda game. As Connection rushes towards the edge of the island, a separate island can momentarily be seen to one side. That island has what appears to be several gravestones, a tree, and a distinctive white trim around the island’s edges. The white trim in particular is identical to the graveyard located in Skyloft, the sky island home of Connection and Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. You can see the graveyard at the 0:49 mark in the trailer up above.
Fans have puzzled over for a really long time whether Tears of the Kingdom and Skyward Sword would somehow be associated, considering that both have islands overhead. It seems likely that we’ll at least have some loose connections between the games, similar to how Breath of the Wild featured Easter eggs related to Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker. Lon Ranch from Ocarina of Time and Outset Island from Wind Waker both appear in some fashion in Breath of the Wild, however serve just as visual Easter eggs to long-term fans of the series. It’s certainly possible that some of the floating islands in Tears of the Kingdom will have their own nods to past Zelda games.
More about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will probably be revealed ahead of the game’s official release on May 12, 2023.