One-12 months Delay Causes Virtually-Completed “Tears of the Kingdom” to be Postponed

The Legend of Zelda sequence producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that Tears of the Kingdom was nearly full earlier than it was delayed final 12 months.

In a latest interview with The Washington Submit, Aonuma mentioned the newest sport within the Zelda franchise and gave a motive for its delay again in March 2022. In line with the producer, Tears Of The Kingdom was almost finished, however the workforce determined to take additional time so as to polish it up.

Aonuma mentioned the transfer was to “ensure that every part within the sport was 100 per cent to our requirements”.

Eiji Aonuma mentioned when he introduced in March 2022 a delay for Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, the sport was just about full.

The final 12 months was spent on polish, ensuring the wild physics of the sport simply work.

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Tears Of The Kingdom was initially slated for a 2022 launch earlier than it was pushed again throughout a Nintendo Direct presentation the place Aonuma shared the information. A brand new launch date was set for Could 12.

The sport launched in a superb state and hasn’t seen any main technical points – like game-breaking bugs or efficiency issues – so it’s clear that the additional time the event workforce took to shine the sport labored out of their favour.

It was additionally lately introduced that the sport had sold 10million copies within its first three days of release. An enormous milestone not only for Nintendo, however for The Legend of Zelda sequence, making Tears Of The Kingdom the fastest-selling sport within the historical past of the franchise.

Elsewhere, Aounuma revealed that he’s completed the sport 20 instances, explaining that he saved enjoying the sport again and again so as to debug it.

“I ponder what number of instances I’ve performed the sport to debug it,” Aonuma mentioned. “I’ve performed this sport from begin to end about 20 instances, and I can say that it’s extra enjoyable with detours, much more so than within the earlier sport.”

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