Controversy erupts over the shortened name of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. “Anyway, I hate Tiakin.”

On September 13, Nintendo released new information about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. The official name of the work is “The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom]And the release date was May 12, 2023. It was an auspicious announcement that the official title and release date have been decided, but there were some discussions behind it. it is an abbreviation.

The abbreviation of the previous work “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” was often called Brewai, taking the lead from “Breath” and “Wild”. According to this rule, “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” would be “Tiakin”. However, there seem to be quite a few people who resist the term Tiakin.

For example, Mr. Peco, who made a name for himself by playing “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and playing with style, hates “Tiakin”. Either way, he feels a sense of crisis over the making of “Tiakin,” and on SNS he slowly lines up counter-offers with “Tears,” “Kingdom,” and “Kindom.” For now, he seems to think “Tears of Kingdom” is good.

Peco is not alone in resisting the Tierkin abbreviation. Opinions vary, such as “It looks like Hikakin” and “It doesn’t look like Zelda because it’s bubbly”. Twitter search predictions ended with words like “Tiakin TV”. After all, it seems each of them has a sense of incongruity with the abbreviation Tiakin. “Tiakin” on TwitterWhen I seekthe voices of many people who feel uneasy can be confirmed.

On the other hand, the fact that there is no headline for the counterproposal itself is also of concern. Some users take the abbreviation “TotK” from the English title “Tears of the Kingdom”, but there are also voices who don’t like it being “like TikTok”. I don’t like Tyrkin, but the fact that other abbreviations don’t work for me probably compounds the problem.

Nintendo rarely takes the initiative to give abbreviations to its own titles. Even in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, no abbreviations were featured, and there were variations in abbreviations such as “Bureob”, “Burewai”, and “BotW”. However, although each abbreviation has a robust feel, it somehow represents the thick game content of the same work, and each abbreviation has been accepted. On the other hand, when we hear “Tiakin”, we tend to think of influencers outside of The Legend of Zelda such as “Hikakin” and “Anakin” and characters from other works. It’s fair to say that it doesn’t feel right at this point.

If the game is actually offered for sale, the name “Tiakin” may be accepted in light of its content. However, until then, it looks like there will be some debate over what to call the job. Whether Nintendo dares to show the answer or not. In game development, production jobs are often called by code names, but it’s also disturbing how “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” is called within the development team. It’s up to the person what they call it. There are as many names as people. In any case, it seems that such an abbreviation is also one of the pleasant entertainment until the game is released.
【UPDATE 2022/9/14 13:35】
Added a description indicating that it is up to the person to decide what to call it.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.


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