The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Latest details, videos, and pictures
On May 12th, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (the highly-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) will finally be released on Nintendo Switch. And in the months leading up to launch, Nintendo are planning to shared various details, videos, and pictures for the game.
In this post, you will find all the latest details, videos, and pictures for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom all in one place. Naturally, it will be updated as soon as something new is shared, so keep checking back!
Here’s a playlist with all the videos in one place:
On the minimap (located at the bottom right corner of the screen), you will find a series of 3 numbers at the bottom: those are coordinates. Once you’ve found an interesting spot in Hyrule, you can easily share its location with your friends by giving them those coordinates!
By the way, did you know about the place shown in the second screenshot (it’s located on the Great Sky Island)? You can see a big tree with massive roots, and… a treasure chest! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can explore it by checking out the following coordinates: [0379, -1641, 2320]!
While exploring Hyrule, you will come across various Chasms. If you dive down such a Chasm, you will reach the Depths of Hyrule: a vast underground space just begging to be explored.
Sky Island Discovery #2: another mysterious structure that displays an equally mysterious pattern. What could it be?
Sky Island Discover #1: a mysterious structure discovered on one of the Sky Islands. It looks like spherical items are stuck inside it…
The Fuse ability can be used to power up your weapons. For example, you can take the horns and fangs dropped by certain monsters and attach them to your weapons in order make them more powerful. Materials that are sharp and/or hard will increase the attack power of weapons they’re attached to.
Once you’ve obtained materials, you can hold them in your hands and throw them at enemies without first fusing them with arrows. If you throw ice-based material at monsters, you can freeze them on the spot!
Portable cooking pots are convenient items that allow you to get cooking anytime, anywhere. However, it is rather fragile, and can only be used once!
Zelda is the Princess of the Hyrule Kingdom. Just what is that look she’s sporting?
Riju is the leader of the Gerudo Tribe, who live in the Gerudo Desert. She lost her mother when she was but a child, and became leader of the Gerudo at a very young age. She’s a hard worker who always strives to live up to the expectations of her people.
Sidon is the prince of the Zora tribe, and a bright young man, brimming with justice. Honest and passionate to a fault, he always thinks of his people more than anything else, and isn’t afraid to put himself aside to protect his home, the Zora domain.
Tulin is a boy from the Rito tribe, who can soar into the sky with his wings. He fights using a bow and arrows.
Hyrule Castle rises into the air, and mysterious ruins start raining down from the sky. Hyrule is suddenly hit by a cataclysmic event known as “The Upheaval.” The protagonist, Link, finds himself thrown into an endless adventure once again…
Ganondorf is a man born to the Gerudo, an all-female tribe that sees the birth of a male individual only once every 100 years. He seems to have something to do with the cataclysmic event that struck Hyrule…
In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you can use a handy power known as Ascend. It allows you to jump up and go straight through the roof of a building, a cave, etc.. For example, if you head into a cave on a mountain, you climb up that mountain in one shot with Ascdend, further expanding your range of exploration since you don’t have to worry about running out of stamina. The only drawback is that this power only works in places with a roof.
Next: Diving. Once you’re done exploring Sky Islands, you can head back to the surface by Diving. To do so, simply run to the edge of an island and jump! While you’re falling, make sure to take the time to take advantage of the view to look around and search for places of interests or your next destination.
The Fuse power can be used to craft new types of arrows by “fusing” various materials to your bow and arrows. For example, you can stick an ice material to your arrows to create ice arrows that will freeze enemies on impact, or a monster’s eye to create arrows that will home in on enemies. Make sure to try lots of different combinations!
And the Fuse power is so versatile, it can even be used with shields. For example, by sticking a “Popshroom” to your shield, it will spew out smoke when blocking enemy attacks. That way, you can take advantage of the smoke to attack enemies while they’re unable to see you!
The Fuse power allows Link to create new weapons by attaching various objects to his equipment. For example, you can turn a simple tree branch into a deadly hammer by combining it with a large rock. Fusing things together not only increases the attack power of the item/weapon used as base, but also its durability!
And of course, you can also fuse two weapons together. For example, if you fuse a spear-like weapon with a long stick, you can craft a spear with an exceedingly long reach!
One of Link’s new powers is called Ultrahand. Not only does it allow him to grab and lift a wide variety of objects, it can also be used to attach (and detach) objects together. With this handy power (pun semi-intended), Link can craft various things, like a powerboat for example!
Also, the game features a new type of objects: Fans. As you might expect, those generate wind. They can be used on a boat, allowing it to glide at the surface of water… and in the air!
In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, players will encounter new enemies known as Constructs (Golem in Japanese). The moment they spot an enemy, they start attacking, so you need to be careful around them. They’re often found on the Sky Islands, which float in the skies of Hyrule.
And in this game, Link will be able to use several new powers. One of them is called Recall, and it allows him to rewind the movement of objects. For example, he can rewind a fallen block all the way to the sky!
There’s also Fuse, which works exactly like you would expect: it allows you to fuse two items together. This can be used to create new weapons, shields, and various types of arrows. Bonus: it also increases the durability of weapons!
Here’s a few more screenshots for the game:
Here’s some more screenshots for the game:
If you scan an amiibo from the Legend of Zelda series (including the brand new Link (Tears of the Kingdom) amiibo, you will receive the following:
- some materials
- some weapons
- paraglider fabric based on the character scanned (you first need to find a certain shop to change it)
Also, here’s details about some characters/monsters:
- Link: the protagonist of the game. His appearance has changed considerably, but what happened for him to end up like that?
- Zelda: the princess of the Hyrule Kingdom. What is that strange device she’s holding in her left hand?
- Bokoblins: one of the many kinds of monsters roaming the lands of Hyrule. Boss Bokoblins are extra large Bokoblins that lead the other Bokoblins, and there have many sightings of them recently.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch) comes out on May 12th worldwide.