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That Iconic Aussie Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Ad Just Got A Sequel

Remember this guy? This is him now!

You might recall that in the lead-up to the release of Nintendo’s 2023 masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo Australia dropped an ad for the game that would become an instant sensation for its depiction of a very relatable but rarely-explored feeling amongst adult gamers.

The ad showed a white collar bloke, clearly exhausted by life, finding pure and simple joy in his copy of the game and closed with said person looking out over a coastal sky and pontificating on the pointlessness of the working existence and yearning for the freedom and possibilities of the world, as experienced in hit Nintendo Switch title The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Well, my friends, wistful Zelda man is back. Nintendo Australia has given the world the follow-up we didn’t know we needed with an update on how things are going for our guy, played by New Zealand actor Gareth Reeves.

The good news is, five months later, he’s still playing! Better yet though, his partner’s picked up a copy as well. The new ad spot shows the two sharing in the joy of Tears of the Kingdom with our hero clearly ecstatic that he’s able to connect with a loved one through the power of video games. Excuse me while I dry my eyes a little.

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Take a look for yourself:

We gave The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom a huge 10/10 in our review earlier this year, saying “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom builds upon Breath of the Wild’s robust systems to offer an experience that eclipses the original in practically every way. Not only that, but it works incredibly hard to restore some of the things lapsed players might’ve missed from the traditional Zelda experience, and it pays off in droves. While the novelty of its design will never be as impactful as Breath of the Wild’s debut, Tears of the Kingdom is one of the best Zelda experiences you’ll ever have.”

You can pick the game up for yourself on Amazon for just $69 with free shipping.