The Morning After: ‘Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’ will feature fusion vehicles
The release of a new Legend of Zelda game is always cause for celebration among gamers, and the upcoming Tears of the Kingdom is no exception. The game promises to bring players an all-new adventure set in the beloved kingdom of Hyrule, while also introducing a host of new gameplay mechanics, including the ability to fuse vehicles together to create unique fusion vehicles.
With the game’s release date fast approaching, we sat down with Mr. Aonuma, the game’s director, to get a closer look at what players can expect from the latest entry in the Legend of Zelda franchise.
First and foremost, Mr. Aonuma wanted to stress that the goal with Tears of the Kingdom was to create a game that would be fun for players of all ages. To that end, the game will feature a number of kid-friendly elements, such as the aforementioned fusion vehicles, as well as a new hub world that players can explore at their leisure.
One of the most intriguing new gameplay mechanics in Tears of the Kingdom is the “fuse” ability, which allows players to fuse vehicles together to create unique fusion vehicles. While the concept might sound a bit confusing at first, Mr. Aonuma was quick to dispel any confusion, stating that the mechanic is actually quite simple.
“Basically, what you do is you take two different vehicles and you fuse them together,” he explained. “For example, you could take a horse and a carriage and fuse them together to create a unique vehicle that’s capable of traversing both land and sea. Or, you could take a bird and a plane and fuse them together to create a flying vehicle.”
Not only is the fuse ability a fun new mechanic that should add some additional variety to the game, but it’s also one that should appeal to young players, as it’s relatively easy to understand and utilize.
In addition to the new fuse ability, another gameplay mechanic that was designed with younger players in mind is the game’s new hub world. According to Mr. Aonuma, the hub world will serve as a place where players can explore at their leisure, and it’s packed with a number of memorable landmarks and locations.
“One of the things we really wanted to do with the hub world is create a space where players can just relax and take in the sights and sounds of the kingdom,” he said. “There’s a lot to see and do in the hub world, and we think players are really going to enjoy spending time there.”
The hub world is just one of the many new additions in Tears of the Kingdom that are sure to please longtime fans of the series. With an all-new adventure awaiting players, as well as a host of new gameplay mechanics to master, Tears of the Kingdom is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated games of the year.