Nintendo’s nonetheless releasing new art work for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom within the lead-up to the sport’s Could 12 launch, and followers are already poring over the pictures for clues. All shall be revealed in only a few weeks, however why wait when the beautiful artwork is correct there ready to be analyzed beneath a microscope?
Following scorching Ganon’s huge debut within the last trailer final week, Nintendo launched official art work for the Gerudo King yesterday that stoked some fan theories concerning the “tears” referenced within the sport’s title. Possibly he’s accumulating them to go full Thanos? Tears of the Kingdom’s champions have new art work as effectively, exhibiting off the Zora Prince Sidon in addition to two different companions, a Gerudo who seems to be Riju and a Rito who is probably going Teba’s son, Tulin. The youngsters are all grown up and able to kick ass it appears.
The very first thing that caught gamers’ eyes was that we’re nonetheless lacking the fourth champion, presumably a Goron, who hasn’t been proven within the latest batch of trailers and gameplay footage. With Breath of the Wild’s Yunobo nowhere in sight, some followers are speculating this might be as a result of Demise Mountain seems to be contaminated with Malice, doubtlessly signaling that Hyperlink will first should struggle a Goron champion earlier than they be a part of as a companion.
This additionally matches up with the broader fan principle that Ganon is making an attempt to gather colourful gems known as tears that operate in Hyrule form of just like the Infinity Stones from Avengers. The brand new character artwork reveals Ganon at the moment has room for seven on his “infinity” necklace, and already possesses three–purple, purple, and silver. Sidon, in the meantime, seems to get a blue tear over the course of the journey, implying it’s doable Ganon already has the purple one as a result of he took it from a Goron. Rip.
One of many largest reveals in Tears of the Kingdom’s last trailer was that champions like Sidon will at the very least often be capable of struggle side-by-side with Hyperlink. Constructing off the character backstories established within the hack ‘n slash spin-off, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, it looks like the champions may very well be capable of accompany the Hero of Time on his journey at varied factors like fully-functioning NPC allies.
When Breath of the Wild got here out, Nintendo launched particular person Amiibo for every of the sport’s champions. Up to now Tears of the Kingdom solely has a single figurine for Hyperlink. We’ll see if the brand new champions get the identical therapy as soon as the sport lastly arrives.