Much has been made about how difficult Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is going to have to match its predecessor’s ability to surprise . However, we are on the right track, because there are less than two months left for its premiere and the feeling is that we still have a lot to learn.
The latest trailers aroused the fans’ desire to theorize and we already have a few keys clear; but any follower of the Zelda saga will agree that there are things that have not yet been announced (and may be very relevant).
The most recent words from Eiji Aonuma (producer of the series) could confirm that we still have an important feature to know:
” In this sequel , we will unleash the imagination of users with new gameplay that will allow changes to the game world.”
We knew that the construction of vehicles existed, which will allow us to move on wheels or even through the sky, assuming very useful means of transport within a territory as extensive as Hyrule . But these remarks, made at the Famitsu Game Awards, suggest that we can expect creative freedom to carry over to the gaming world as well. But in what way?
Change the world of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The biggest novelty of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which revolutionized open worlds, is the way in which the player related to the environment. In the game you could interact with elemental elements (water, fire, wind…) and use them to your advantage to generate systemic dynamics that were as surprising as they were fun to use. This was one of the reasons why the game became so popular, with tons of videos on YouTube showing players doing crazy things that the developers probably didn’t know could be done.
It is certain that the creators of Breath of the Wild took note; They’ve been thinking about not just how to replicate this type of gameplay in Tears of the Kingdom, but how to take it further. In a survey about the game, it was even said that “we will use new abilities to manipulate the surroundings” and also that “we will master the environment”. For example, it is cited that we could “create platforms” using the ancient technology that Link’s mysterious arm possesses.
This new information coming from this concise statement from Aonuma , could give more sense to those portions of land that rise; about Hyrule, and that we saw in the latest trailers presented on the occasion of the Nintendo Direct. Could that be the mechanic being referred to, and would of course depend on one of Link’s arm powers? What do you think? Could it change everything and become something revolutionary or do you see it as a novelty? What is clear is that something is there and that we will have to wait until May 12 to meet it on our Nintendo Switch.