The First Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Vehicle Was Built In Breath of the Wild

New footage of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom early development was just released, and we got to see Nintendo's genius way of creating the first vehicles for Tears of the Kingdom.

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The first Zelda: Tears of the kingdom vehicle in early development footage. | © Nintendo

Very early development footage of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was just released, and it seems that Nintendo was using Breath of the Wild as a sandbox to come up with the new features of TotK.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the first game of this legendary series to have a crafting function for vehicles. But did you know, that Nintendo's first vehicle prototypes were built in Breath of the Wild? This newly released early development footage shows vehicles that are entirely made out of materials that can be found in the original game.

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom In Early Development

Since Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to BotW and therefore takes place in (more or less) the same world, Nintendo didn't have to start from scratch, when creating this new title. It is only logical for Nintendo to make use of this vast open world map and experiment a bit with what is already available. By using Breath of the Wild as some sort of sandbox, Nintendo came up with new features for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

In Nintendo's latest interview regarding Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the developers talked about the different stages of creating their new title and also released some early development footage, that shows vehicles entirely made out of Breath of the Wild's Sheika tech.

By the way, the same interview also revealed that Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will have huge dungeons with individual characteristics as we know them from classic Zelda games.

You can see the whole clip here on Reddit:

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Before creating the game assets for Zonai devices, Nintendo was building vehicles for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom that are entirely made out of Sheika tech that is to be found in BotW shrines. The footage shows a car that is made out of a big stone plate and four Sheika gears, that used to be part of a shrine puzzle. They even added some sort of canon to the front of the car, which is triggered by sheika bombs.

It is quite fascinating to see, how Nintendo managed to create something new and awesome in Breath of the Wild by repurposing existing game assets. They took what they already had, played around with it, and came up with a totally new game feature. It just shows how creative and resourceful they are as game developers.

I am 100% sure, that this game is going to captivate us all, and become an even greater success than breath of the Wild.

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