We’re just weeks away from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and in anticipation Nintendo has released a new TV spot.
For those keeping track, this trailer is the finished product from last week’s leaked footage. Titled “What Can You Do?”, TV Spot highlights some of Link’s new abilities, such as Fuse and UltraHand.
We can see Link building a hovercraft of sorts to coast to the land of Hyrule. Then, he fights a Flame Gleok (essentially confirming the theory that we’ll be facing different varieties of the Gleok enemy in Tears of the Kingdom) with a Fused Shield and he manages to pop up through an enemy camp. Uses his climbing ability to. You can watch the trailer for yourself below:
While the trailer doesn’t tell us much about the game, there are a few small details we’ve seen that are worth noting.
First off, it looks like the tower icons on the Hyrule map have been changed a bit from Breath of the Wild, as you can see in the screenshot below. Does this mean that the towers themselves have changed a bit?
Secondly, the trailer also gives us a glimpse into a new, dark area. Nintendo’s official Tears of the Kingdom site suggests that there will now be “dunk caves” in Hyrule for players to explore, so perhaps this is one of them (the same site also confirmed that’s where the game will start, in case you’re wondering). want to put). Another idea is that it is an underground section.
Meanwhile, if you take a look at the mini map on the lower right hand side of the screen, it now shows some sort of coordinates. This is a change from Breath of the Wild’s mini map, and all coordinates of this new dark section appear to have a ‘-‘ in front, further suggesting that this area is underground.
Next time, Ed tells me that the text for Flame Gleok is the same as for the Hinox enemies in Breath of the Wild. In Breath of the Wild, Hinox are overworld enemies who, on occasion, are associated with the Pilgrim quest or Kilton’s Medal of Honor award.
There are four types of Hinox in Breath of the Wild: Hinox, Blue Hinox, Black Hinox, and Stalnox (which only come out at night). As I’ve already said, it looks like we’ll be facing a variety of Gleok in Tears of the Kingdom, but now I wonder if some of these enemies will be tied to the sequel’s version of the Shrines (which I think that I spied on an earlier trailer, you can read my breakdown on that here) or if Kilton will return.
Lastly, and I really don’t know if this means anything but I’m going to throw it out there anyway, you can see Majora’s mask sticker on the bed frame in the shot below. When Nintendo first announced the sequel to Breath of the Wild, many said it was going a much darker way than its predecessor, and comparisons were made to Majora’s Mask.
In later trailers, Kingdom of Tears has been linked more to Skyward Sword due to its sky islands and robot-like structures. Like I said, the inclusion of this sticker may have been a red herring, but as a huge Majora’s Mask fan, I’m glad to see Nintendo give us another nod to its own Ocarina of Time, Deep enough, sequel. However, not sure what the sticker on the right is…?
Tell me your thoughts on this! As you may have noticed, I’m a big fan of theories and speculations when it comes to The Legend of Zelda, so would love to read what you have to say.
In the meantime, for more news teams’ ideas for the sequel, you can check out our latest newscast below. Here, we talk about whether Zelda will be playable and whether Ganondorf can actually be ‘good’ in Tears of the Kingdom.
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