Hey there, Hyrule adventurers! If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been playing Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom non-stop since it dropped. The immersive world, the thrill of exploration, the intricate puzzles – it’s a masterpiece, just as we’ve come to expect from the franchise. But even the most seasoned Zelda veterans may have missed some of the game’s subtle secrets. Today, we’re going to dive into seven of the best-hidden gems (no pun intended) that this amazing game has to offer. So, grab your Hylian Shield, don your green cap, and let’s get started!
Secret 1: Mysterious Murals
If you’ve been paying attention during the prologue of Tears of the Kingdom, you might have noticed murals from the ancient Zonai civilization. These murals feature distinct spiral motifs and depict past events, figures, and even the First Great Calamity. They also hint at Zelda’s fate and the role she’ll play in the story.
Secret 2: Dragon Motifs
Ever noticed the Twin Dragon door and the Dragon Head Weapon fused with a shield? These are tributes to the Zonai civilization’s reverence for a water dragon, symbolizing courage. The game’s logo, featuring Twin Dragon motifs, further emphasizes this theme of courage.
Secret 3: The Sky Islands
The Sky Islands, prominently shown in most promotional materials, add a new dimension to the game. Whether you’re landing on a Stone Bird to fly across Hyrule or exploring the islands themselves, this feature adds a whole new layer of adventure and exploration.
Secret 4: Ganondorf’s Role
Ganondorf has a bigger role in Tears of the Kingdom. The scene showing a desiccated corpse of a large warrior with similarities to the Gerudo Tribe, including the trademark red hair, hints at Ganondorf’s presence and impact on the story.
Secret 5: Link Humming Past Songs
During Link’s cooking sessions, he hums different songs that fans of the franchise will easily recognize. These are nostalgic tunes featured in past games – a small detail that adds a lovely touch of nostalgia.
Secret 6: Names of the Lightroots are the Shrine Names Spelt Backwards
An interesting detail about the Shrine and Lightroot names is that they are the same name but spelled backward. Each Shrine is connected to a Lightroot, so checking the Shrine locations on your Surface Map can help you find Lightroots in the Depths.
Secret 7: Avatars Wear Divine Beast Helms When Equipped
Once you clear Temples and get their respective avatars, you can tag them along in your adventure. This fun detail makes each avatar even more special and adds to the overall immersive experience of the game.
And there you have it, adventurers – seven secrets that add even more depth and intrigue to Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Each secret adds a layer of richness to the already intricate world of Hyrule. So whether you’re a first-time Zelda player or a seasoned hero of time, we hope these hidden gems enhance your gaming experience. Now, go out there and save Hyrule once again, and remember – it’s dangerous to go alone! Happy adventuring!