The big surprises and details of the new Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer that you may have overlooked


It’s been four months since we last saw The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but less than a hundred days For the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to reach us, Nintendo couldn’t help but give us a new look at the game.

Despite two new trailers in a matter of months, we’re still no closer to learning more about what happens in Hyrule during the events of Tears of the Kingdom. However, yes we can take a better look at some of the new gameplay mechanics which we will surely see when we dive back into the game.

These are the biggest surprises we’ve seen in the new trailer de The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

fun in vehicle

Remember how weeks after the release of Breath of the Wild players started sharing videos of themselves creating homemade airplanes and cars out of barrels and baskets? It seems that Nintendo thought they were very good ideas and decided to integrate the vehicles directly into the sequel, Tears of the Kingdom.

Obviously, the old Master Cycle Zero was added to Breath of the Wild as part of the Ballad of the Chosen expansion, but trailer highlights many more new vehicles that players can ride, including a kind of hovercraft, an all-terrain vehicle, and a hot air balloon.

In this gallery of images you can see all those shown in the trailer:

However, these vehicles may not be just objects you find fully built in the world. At 39 seconds, you can see Link pull what looks like a wheel out of a swamp. Moments later, he is riding in a vehicle that uses the exact same wheel. Also, the hovercraft seems to be held together by some kind of green glue, which could be a world craft item. One thing is for sure: the DIY spirit of the first game is back, and with more toys to play with, it’s exciting to imagine what else players will be able to create in Nintendo’s game.

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A darker world and a darker history?

The Tears of the Kingdom trailer has been pretty grim, and now we know that the Kingdom of Hyrule is in an especially bad situation right now. A menacing red moon hangs in the sky, the Bokoblins have free rein over the land, and everything is shrouded in a dark and miserable gloom.

The dark tone follows a not uncommon Nintendo trend of continue one of their Zelda games with a darker sequel. Think Majora’s Mask versus Ocarina of Time, or Twilight Princess after Wind Waker. The main visuals of the game so far (Link’s corrupted arm and mummified Ganon) paint a much darker sequel.

there must be two worlds

I have seen Link jump from some celestial plateau enough times to be fully convinced that we are going to have two worlds to explore, one celestial and the other terrestrial, as in Skyward Sword. There’s no way for Link to shoot up into the sky, especially now that he can build himself a hovercraft, just for a one-off dungeon.

Having two worlds, especially one superimposed on the other, could double the size of Hyruleassuming the base map stayed the same (although Tears of the Kingdom’s version of Hyrule differs from Breath of the Wild).

However, there are reasons to believe that it might not be so. The various zones shown so far appear to be broken in some way, and the final scene of the new trailer shows some kind of terrible fracture occurring throughout Hyrule, which could hint at cavernous zones underground (A third zone? ). So it remains to be seen if Hyrule is intact during the events of Tears of the Kingdom.

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Everything is bigger in Hyrule

For me, the most important thing about the new Tears of the Kingdom trailer is “more”. There’s more of everything players loved about Breath of the Wild in Tears of the Kingdom, based on the two trailers we’ve received so far. From more enemy types (from flying lizards carrying Bokoblins to fire-breathing dragons to what I’m almost sure was a ReDead), more tools like heat-seeking arrows and some kind of bomb launcher, and more terrain (heaven? ?) to cover thanks to the new technology of hovercraft and hot air balloons.

Though we’ll have to wait until May to see what The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom really has in store for us, the spirit of the sequel seems to be to give players more of what they wantand that’s exactly what the trailer promises.