The ultimate trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has dropped a month away from the sport’s launch, and it is essentially the most feature-packed but.
Launching Could 12 on Nintendo Swap, the ultimate Tears of the Kingdom trailer constructed upon locales and mechanics teased and detailed in prior showcases. Nonetheless, one specific characteristic that marks a drastic change from Breath of the Wild caught my consideration. And it has to do with the land’s centerpiece: Hyrule Fortress.
Within the 2017 recreation, Hyrule Fortress was stationary; located on the very middle of Hyrule, it concurrently beckoned and inspired gamers to discover its cursed halls solely after they felt prepared (or, certainly, proper after the tutorial if you happen to’re going for a speedrun). Nonetheless, in Tears of the Kingdom, Hyrule Fortress would not appear to be it will be sticking round. Fairly actually.
As early as Tears of the Kingdom’s debut trailer, we have seen hints that Hyrule Fortress will not keep in its normal location. As an alternative, it is able to lifting itself into the sky.
This closing trailer has expanded on that. In a single scene, we see Hyperlink climbing up a cliff face with the mammoth citadel far within the distance. Quickly after, we see a cutscene of it rising out of the sand in what seems to be a totally totally different biome.
It appears that evidently Hyrule Fortress will be capable of shift its location throughout gameplay. Which begs the query: for what goal? And simply how intricate of a mechanic will this find yourself being? I’ve a number of concepts about how this might play out.
It is unknown as to why, precisely, Hyrule Fortress retains altering its location. And whether or not this motion will likely be dynamic or as a part of scripted story occasions stays to be seen. Within the latter’s case, it might imply that the citadel will likely be explored a number of occasions, maybe even turning into Tears of the Kingdom’s type of conventional Zelda dungeons.
Although I sincerely hope the previous case is true. If Hyrule Fortress can dynamically shift its place, it might imply that Hyperlink can strategy and work together with it in some severely cool methods.
For instance, gamers may be capable of predict Hyrule Fortress’s shift forward of time, and thus plan to drop in its spawn level to realize entry to hidden rooms or different entry factors. The reverse might be true, too, with Hyperlink needing to flee the citadel earlier than it sinks beneath the floor with him nonetheless inside.
That is all simply pipe dream considering, after all, and the extra doubtless situation is that Hyrule Fortress will shift at particular factors within the story. However even nonetheless, I discover this variation to be nonetheless refreshing, and it doubtless means nobody journey would be the similar.
I am simply glad we can’t have to attend too lengthy to search out out.