The latest installment in the Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, is approaching its release date, with only about a month left to go. As a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, fans have been eagerly anticipating its release. On March 28, 2023, the latest gameplay footage for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was released, and series producer Eiji Aonuma explained the new features of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom!
Newest video released! Link's new abilities!
The latest video of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has just been released! As promised, the gameplay footage was unveiled, and at the beginning, Eiji Aonuma announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has finally been completed. Congratulations!
At the time of the video release, there were many congratulatory messages overflowing on social media. As for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Link's abilities, which played a crucial role in advancing the story in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, have been completely renewed!
Taking to the skies
In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the stage for adventure expands beyond the vast land of Hyrule to the skies above. The sky is filled with islands called "sky islands," and it is possible to embark on an adventure to explore them.
Additionally, a new character named "Golem" appeared in the footage released this time. At first glance, it has a similar appearance to the Guardian, which also appeared in the Breath of the Wild. Let's play the game to find out its abilities and what kind of being it is!
As seen in the footage, "sky islands" appeared in the sky above Hyrule. If you were wondering how to get to the sky islands, it is possible by using the ability of RECALL.
Rocks fall from the sky islands, but by using RECALL to reverse the movement of objects, things falling from the sky can be rised back up into the sky. With clever use of the RECALL ability, you can reach the sky islands!
FUSE is a new ability that allows you to stick objects together to create new weapons with various effects.
Depending on the objects attached, it is possible to increase the reach or attack power of the weapon.
The FUSE ability is available for sword equipment as well as for bows and arrows and shields.
In the footage, we see chuchu jelly being used on a bow and arrow to freeze enemies, and mushrooms being attached to a shield to create a smoke screen to take away visibility.
Additionally, by attaching Keese eyeballs to arrows, you can track fast-moving enemies in the sky.
In the past, it was difficult to hit such enemies and the player would often waste arrows, but with FUSE, that worry is eliminated.
There are hundreds of combinations in the game to try out, and the new weapons will be an important part of the game. Let's try out all the possibilities!
ULTRAHAND is a new ability that allows you to stick and un-stick things to each other.
You can create a variety of things depending on the different combinations. In the footage, we see logs and fans being combined together to move on water. With the help of ULTRAHAND, you can also create vehicles that have appeared in the trailers so far. Create your own vehicles and explore Hyrule in new and exciting ways!
With the ASCEND ability, you can skip right up and pass through the ceiling in areas with a roof.
Not only buildings, but even caves in the mountains can be penetrated and climbed all at once. This ability saves time and expands the scope of your exploration.
Interestingly, maybe you can even use the ASCEND ability to escape from jail if there is a ceiling...?
To find out more, play the game and discover the possibilities for yourself!
Diving from the Sky Islands to the ground!
The method for ascending to the sky island located above Hyrule has been revealed, but the question remains: how does one descend back to the ground? To do so, simply dive down quickly. This will provide a unique opportunity to see Hyrule from above and allow you to choose a location of interest to dive down to all at once. Experience the exhilaration of free-falling from the sky!
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available for pre-order!
Link's new abilities have been revealed, and more information about the game's story and the situation in Hyrule will be unveiled gradually in the future. As we eagerly await further news, don't forget to pre-order the game before its release date on May 12, 2023!
For a more detailed look at the gameplay footage, please visit Nintendo's website or Nintendo's official YouTube channel.
To learn more about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, visit the official website or follow the official Twitter (@ZeldaOfficialJP).
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