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28th Mar 2023

The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom reveals 10 minutes of gameplay

Rory Cashin


Our first look at what will likely be 2023’s Game of the Year.

2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the killer app for Nintendo’s Switch, sweeping up pretty much all of the biggest game of the year awards that year, and has since continued to be called one of the greatest games ever made.

It has been a long, LONG wait, but the sequel is finally almost upon us, as Nintendo reveal the first ten-minute segment of actual gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

In the lead-up to the game’s release, the developers have stated that open world games such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were the biggest influences for them in the new project.

Presenting the new footage, series producer Eiji Aonuma introduces players to Link’s new abilities, including what is being called Fuse, which sees our protagonist able to create new weapons out of pre-existing materials, such a mashing together a rock and a stick and coming up with a makeshift axe.

That expands further with his Ultrahand ability, which sees Link using materials lying around the world to create larger items, including boats, cars and flying contraptions. We also get our first look at other new abilities such as Recall and Aonuma, and combined it looks like the Zelda creators have pulled out all of the stops on this one.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch from Friday, 12 May. Check out the gameplay footage below.

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