The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is Nuts & Bolts

Link was experimenting with a more goth tribal look.

Developer Nintendo EPD and publisher Nintendo have recently released a gameplay demonstration of the upcoming Zelda game. In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Link is shown using various new abilities.

The Legend of Zelda – Tears of the Kingdom is a sequel to the acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Link and Zelda team up to save Hyrule from destruction. For some reason, I thought the new game was a prequel.

In the demonstration, producer Eiji Aonuma showed off several new abilities: The Fuse ability allows Link to combine multiple materials to form new weapons, such as a longer spear or eyes to make a homing arrow. The Ascend ability allows Link to travel through ceilings like caves and other structures. The Ultrahand ability sticks objects together like Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts to make boats, vehicles, and air vessels. Finally, the Recall ability can reverse time for an object.

Unique and crazy inventions can be made.
Red Moon at night, something delight.
The dark and edgy Zelda fans will be happy.

Nintendo also revealed a new Zelda-themed Nintendo Switch Oled model. It looks garish and over the top, as you would expect. The model comes out on 28th April 2023.

I tried playing through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild several times but gave up after my OCD made me want to photograph every object, find all the seeds, and explore every inch of the map. I still haven’t completed it.

The new games seem more of the same which many will appreciate. I will probably give it a go again sometime. It feels like Skyward Sword and The Wind Waker mixed together. Which might mean I will enjoy it more, as The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is still my favourite.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will release for Nintendo Switch on 12th May 2023. A collectors edition will also be available and contains the usual content of an artbook, poster, pins, and more.