With one of the most anticipated games of 2023 only two weeks away, Tears of the Kingdom still has a lot of questions that need answering. What is the limit to Ultrahand? Are there any limitations to the new mechanic? Please tell me I don’t have to rebuild my vehicles every single time I need one! With the newest hands-on videos now being released, many of the questions have been answered.
Give me an Ultrahand
The biggest game changer to Tears of the Kingdom would have to be the skill Ultrahand. This ability seems to help you create whatever your brain can think of. Rafts, flying vehicles, or a myriad of other objects that seem like they would function in your mind. Your imagination is the limit. Now we know much more about what we can do.
Attaching Zonai devices to objects seems to be the way to make them move. These devices are powered by a “battery” that is attached to Link. The drain on the power source depends on the device used. Fans will deplete slower than using a rocket. The problem lies in that you are going to have to look for these devices. They won’t just be lying next to where you will need them.
The best part is that you can quickly recreate things that you’ve previously built as long as you have the correct materials. So make sure you pick up and inventory everything you come across. This is one gimmick that I can not wait to see all the contraptions it produces.
More fun to be had.
One of the weirdest things seen during these play-throughs was a giant gatcha machine which spits out Zonai devices. This seems to be the main way to get the Zonai devices in order to build your next masterpiece. Another fun feature is that Bomb Flowers are back! It’s not sure if the original set of runes is back, so this might be the only way to get bombs for now.
Dungeons are, in fact, back in the world of Hyrule. However, no one was allowed to venture into the welcome den. Even though weapon durability is back, they added a feature to throw whatever is in your inventory at enemies. Chuchu jelly? Let’s see what happens. I definitely see a “thrown items only” challenge in the future for players.
You can fuse any item to your weapons or shields, just don’t expect it to be amazing. I will never tell you not to fuse a Hylian bass to your spear to see what happens. I would be just as excited to see it myself. Hestu has lost his Korok seeds once again, or he may be lost, but the Korok quest is back! Let’s hope we get a better reward this time around.
Cooking also received an upgrade. In Breath of the Wild, Link had to find a fire with a cooking pot before he could cook. You also need to know the recipe by heart to make something good. Tears of the Kingdom gives Link a Zonai cooking pot so he can cook wherever you want him to. These are only able to be used for one meal, so make sure you keep a healthy stock of them.
They also added cooking recipe cards to the submenu. So now you don’t have to guess what you need to cook your meal. You’ll still have to select the correct items manually, but this helps immensely.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom releases on May 12 for the Nintendo Switch. Tell us what you plan on building over on our Twitter or Instagram. While you are here, check out the new update for Cult of the Lamb.