With a higher price tag and a beautiful accompanying OLED Nintendo Switch to come, the upcoming blockbuster that is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is certainly going to make an impact one way or another. And with the latest reveal of its gameplay, fans of the Hyrule hero will have much to cheer about Tears of the Kingdom arrives on 12 May.
The new gameplay footage of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom not only gave us a better look at the Sky Islands, the return of the dreaded/beloved weapon durability, but also four new abilities for Link to pursue his creative ideas to the max.
While there are certainly many improvements and changes to talk about, the main gist of it is that players will have much more to play with in the sequel. With land masses high up in the sky, one might wonder just how to get to them, and cue a falling rock. Link simply gets on it, and uses the new Recall ability to turn back the clock, using the rock as an elevator to gain some altitude, before gliding over to the Sky Island.
If you ever run out of weapons, the new Fuse ability will come in handy. Think tree branch and rock for a hammer, or an enemy’s eyeball and an arrow for a homing variant. The possibilities are quite endless, and you can be sure the Zelda community will go ham over such gameplay combinations in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Then there is the Ultrahand ability, which makes it possible for Link to build vehicles. Be it a raft or a car, just get the right materials and you are ready to roll.
Lastly, the new Ascend ability was shown off, which allows Link to move through ceilings to advance to the floor above. For those that dread getting lost in the caves, this is the ability you’ll likely call on the most.
There is much more to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom than just everything shown off with this short gameplay snippet, and eager fans need not have to wait too long to experience it all. The game will launch on 12 May, so prepare for at least a few months of Link-mania to take over.