Did you know that one of Link’s new abilities in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is a nod to Nintendo’s first toy? Look!
After seeing the first gameplay of the new Zelda and, finally, learning about Link’s new abilities, there may be a detail that many of you overlooked. The new right arm of our protagonist is his main tool, but it also serves as an excuse for him to Zelda Tears of the Kingdom hide, or wink, at Nintendo’s first toy.
What do we mean? to skill Ultramano. This new power, which allows our protagonist to combine all kinds of objects in the environment to make everything from boats to aircraft, aims to be a tribute to the Japanese company’s toy-making origins. ohHis first toy was called the same! Ultra Handthe Ultraman.
If we compare, it is easy to draw a certain connection. The original Ultrahand was used to pick things up from afary Link’s Ultra Hand does the same, although its final purpose is none other than dock elements to build whatever the player wants.
It’s not the first time that Nintendo winks at its origins with a release on Nintendo Switch. In fact, last 2022, we discovered that Splatoon 3 made the same nod to the same toy, although in a much less subtle way.
Perhaps for many it went unnoticed, but there is a great wink in Splatoon 3 that looks at the origin of Nintendo, at its first toy.
Will there be more hidden references in the game? Be that as it may, it is a sign that the company does not forget where it comes from, as well as a very curious way of connecting its most innovative proposal with its first steps in the world. no one better than Link y The Legend of Zelda to remind us where was and where is nintendoand where it is headed.
There is less left to return to a Hyrule that has advanced and that has a whole new world to explore in its skies. Do you feel like sinking your teeth into Zelda Tears of the Kingdom? On May 12 you can, by the way premiering a brand new special edition OLED Switch, or even a new thematic Pro Controller and Case. Although you will have to do with one of the most hated mechanics of the franchise:
Despite the complaints, Nintendo has decided to keep a hated Breath of the Wild mechanic in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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