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Should You Play Breath Of The Wild Before Tears Of The Kingdom?

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This guide is a summary of whether you should play the Breath of the Wild before starting with Tears of the Kingdom (Totk). See official Nintendo link, BotW story video, & more.

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Should You Play The Prior Game?

Conclusion: Can Still Enjoy Even If Not Played

1You can enjoy the story of TotK even if you have not played BotW
2The learning curve of TotK is beginner-friendly
3There is no data link from BotW to TotK so everyone is going to start from scratch

In short, even if you have not played Breath of the Wild, you can still enjoy the story of Tears of the Kingdom. This game can be played whilst without prior knowledge & experience from the previous game.

Can Enjoy The Story Of TotK Even Without Prior Knowledge


The story of Tears of the Kingdom can still be followed even if it is your first time playing a Zelda game. You can start discovering Tears of the Kingdom right away as it is not necessary to play Breath of the Wild.

Can Enjoy The Gameplay Of TotK Even Without Prior Experience


With or without experience, it is not going to affect your gameplay as there are new elements in Tears of the Kingdom that are not available in Breath of the Wild. It is likely that even players with prior Zelda experience are going to have a whole new experience in this game.

No Data Link From Previous Game

According to official news, there is currently no official statement regarding a data link such as inheriting saved data from Breath of the Wild. With this information, it seems like everyone is going to start with zero progress.

Recommended But Not Necessary

Prior Experience Can Make This Game As Enjoyable As Possible

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The previous game is not essential but if you want to enjoy Tears of the Kingdom more, it is recommended to play Breath of the Wild. However, since BotW may take a lot of time, it would be better to play the Zelda game according to your preference, time availability, & budget.

Breath of the Wild Wiki Guide & Walkthrough

Similar World View & Stage

Timeline Occurs After Some Time Has Passed Since BotW

Near Hyrule Castle

▲Tenne is near Hyrule Castle

The descendants of the champions that appeared in Breath of the Wild are also going to appear in Tears of the Kingdom. Tenne, which is recovering in the prior game, can be seen near Hyrule Castle.

Recap Video Of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The official Nintendo channel has released a video summarizing the story of Breath of the Wild. If you want to know about its story without playing the game, it is great to watch the video.

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