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Exploring a Magical Realm: 7 Key Insights into The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Here is a small list of things you should know about Link's adventure.

Exploring a Magical Realm: 7 Key Insights into The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Nacho Requena Molina

Nacho Requena Molina

The day has come. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the new game in the series and sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is now on sale. The huge queues in the stores speak well of the expectation that the game is raising around the world, a milestone within reach of very few titles.

If you are one of those who have bought The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and want to take a look at it, here at Softonic we tell you 7 things you should know about the game. There are no spoilers, but there are some details about this release. Be warned.

Surface, sky… and subway

The promotional campaign for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has always revolved around the fact that we will be able to travel to the clouds, meaning that in addition to the map available in Breath of the Wild we will also be able to explore the skies and everything that entails. However, they kept a surprise in store: there will also be subway.

In the purest Elden Ring style with the Siofra River, this installment of Link keeps big secrets under the surface with a huge map (bigger than you can imagine at first). We only tell you this.

Watchtowers, key

The watchtowers in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will not only help you to explore the environment and get information, but you will also be able to fly from them and, above all, reach the sky. These are a fundamental resource to gain height, hence having them marked on the map becomes almost mandatory, especially in the early stages where it will cost you more to gain height. It goes beyond a simple map recognition.

You start without powers

This is something common in sequels, let’s not deny it. In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom you’ll start as a total virgin. Link will be stripped of all his powers, hearts and much more. It’s time to get them back and be stronger than ever, something that has become commonplace. We’re not going to tell you how he loses them at the beginning of the game. That’s up to you to find out, which is also during the first few minutes.

There are classic dungeons

If you were expecting the return of classic dungeons like in the original Zelda… you’re in luck! This information was already confirmed by the team itself during this week, thanks to one of its development diaries. “This time around, the dungeons are huge and each has its own region-related appearance, just like the traditional The Legend of Zelda games. We believe they will provide a satisfying challenge for players – it was a great challenge to develop!” they noted. You’re going to enjoy them as much as you enjoyed the old ones.

Invent what you can

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has stood out from the first minute for the possibility of combining an infinite number of objects to create things. Do you see that elevated area that you can’t seem to reach? Well, don’t worry, with ingenuity you’ll make it. You’re not able to jump there? Maybe you don’t need to jump, exactly…

Try to combine everything possible to reach those places that seem unreachable. It can be done, believe us, you just need to use your brain to reach it.

Improves energy cells

Once you have created all your machines, you will have noticed an important detail: you need to improve your energy cells to make them last longer. In this sense, it is necessary to farm Zonnanium, the material with which we can improve the battery and its charge.

Of all the existing areas in the game, the most optimal for this is precisely the subway, in the Depths, to be exact. Enemies drop this material, so it’s all a matter of defeating them over and over again.

Meals and their effects

It is not new, but it is important to remember that we can cook in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This time, the game has more recipes than ever, to which we must add that there are all kinds of effects to enhance these foods. For example, we can get more attack power, stamina, health and much more. Take out recipes and write them down in your book.

Nacho Requena Molina

Nacho Requena Molina

Journalist specialized in videogames and technology. Almost two decades dedicated to it.

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