The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom isn’t out until May 12th, but it’s already collecting awards. The game was just named ‘Most Anticipated Game’ at the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards in Japan, beating out Armored Core VI and Final Fantasy XVI for the honour.
Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma, accepted the award and thanks to Twitter account @Genki_JPN, we know that Aonuma let slip a bit of a tease of what to expect from the massively-anticipated sequel during his acceptance speech:
“In the previous title, Breath of the Wild, you were able to experience a new world of Zelda with the freedom to go wherever and do whatever you want,” the Producer said.
“In the sequel, Tears of the Kingdom, furthermore, the player’s free imagination will be filled with new gameplay that will bring about changes to the game world. I think that everyone who voted will feel pleasantly surprised and I hope you can enjoy the ‘unknown’ Hyrule as you like.”
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom won Most Antipicated Game at the Famitsu Game Awards!
It’s a small tidbit, but given that we still know barely anything about the game less than two months out from release, anything feels important at this stage. We also have a rough idea from the most recent trailer that there will be some degree of building and vehicular gameplay involved, whether or not that has anything to do with Aonuma’s comments remains to be seen.