Nintendo shows new gameplay footage The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo has published a video in which the company shows about ten minutes of new gameplay footage from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This game will be the successor to Breath of the Wild from 2017.

The video is hosted by Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. He also provides the gameplay demonstration with comments and explanations here and there. The images show, among other things, which new skills Link has at his disposal in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

What is striking, among other things, is that the game world has changed compared to that in Breath of the Wild. For example, there are land masses that float in the air and can be reached in several ways. The video shows one way, namely a falling rock. By climbing on it and using the Recall ability to turn back time, the rock goes back up and the island floating in the air can be entered.

In addition, mountains and hills do not always have to be climbed. If a cave is present, the player can enter it and use the Ascent ability to jump through the ceiling to land on top of the mountain.

Furthermore, it is possible to stick weapons and items together via the Fuse ability, after which they perform better. For example, a rock can be attached to a bat to deal more damage. Enemies can also wield such weapons. There is also an Ultrahand ability to create some kind of vehicles. In the video this can be seen by attaching logs together and adding two fans to make a kind of speedboat or hovercraft.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom releases on May 12 for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo already announced the arrival of this game in 2019 and shared gameplay footage for the first time in 2021.