Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Just Got Fans Super Excited With New Video

A new gameplay promo for Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom just dropped and it announces an exciting new crafting system!

By Jason Collins | Updated

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay promo just dropped, in which the game’s producer, Eiji Aonuma, states that the development is finally over. This means that, following a gigantic leak and an announcement of the most boring pre-order bonus, the game is finally upon us. The new video displayed an incredible amount of creative freedom granted to The Legend of Zelda players, setting the game up to become one of the biggest releases this year.

According to Kotaku, the upcoming open-world adventure The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a sequel to one of the best games of all time, just dropped a gameplay video offering a taste of what the game has to offer. And we’re not in the least bit disappointed by what Nintendo came out with; the new video showcases just what the game is capable of, setting the fandom ablaze with excitement over the upcoming title. Put simply, if you enjoyed Breath of the Wild—and we haven’t met anyone who hasn’t—you’re going to adore Tears of the Kingdom.

One of the most thrilling revelations in the game is the new crafting system. Sure, Link could previously craft things in Breath of the Wild, but The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom takes this to a whole new level. For example, Link can now take a monster eye and fuse it with an arrow to create a homing missile.

Pretty insane if you ask us, and that’s just one of the possibilities which you can use to rain all manners of shenanigans while traversing Hyrule in all sorts of makeshift vehicles you had Link build.

In fact, many things in the game, including the unique playstyle, will depend on the player’s imagination and Link’s ability to cobble stuff up. There are plenty of sails, turbines, and other stuff attached to some other stuff, like raw materials, that somehow works and apparently defies all laws of in-game physics, but we’re not the ones to argue against it. If it works, and apparently it does, don’t fix it.

This truly isn’t a novelty in the Zelda series, but it certainly expanded to an unprecedented extent.

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The totally new feature, however, is Link’s ability to fuse stuff into weapons and then weapons into new weapons. For example, players can go full cave-person-style and attack an oversized rock to a stick to create a hammer—the weapon, not the tool. The same can be done with pitchforks and branches, arrows, and monster eyes.

Truly genius and quite surprising considering that everything we saw about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom didn’t differentiate the game from Breath of the Wild all that much.

And we’re glad we were mistaken. The game takes Breath of the Wild and doubles down on all the features that made the game work. However, we’re only discussing the gameplay mechanics here, not the actual plot details, which Nintendo keeps safely under wraps until the game’s official release on May 12, 2023.

On the other side of things, it’s also worth mentioning that Nintendo also unveiled a brand new Nintendo Switch OLED model based on the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

We already discussed how Nintendo Switch achieved a huge record in sales, making it the third-best-selling gaming console of all time. Considering that it’s only some 30 million units behind the all-time king, Sony’s PlayStation 2, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and all the hype around the game have the potential to boost the sales of Nintendo’s handheld. Especially now, when there’s a The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom-based console, the possibility of Switch catching up to PlayStation 2 is shifting from being wishful thinking on Nintendo’s side, to an actual possibility.