As if the final trailer dropping today wasn’t enough, a new The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom TV spot seems to have leaked on Reddit, and it includes new footage of a boss and an area we haven’t seen before.
Spoiler warning: If you’re trying to avoid seeing anymore information about Tears of the Kingdom before it comes out, stop here!
The leaked commercial, which was posted on Reddit a few hours ago, intersperses people playing Tears of the Kingdom in various settings and reacting to it, with gameplay footage. There are several new clips we haven’t seen yet, including link walking across some thin, broken beams from sky island to sky island, and using “ascend” to sneak up on some enemies.
But the real gold comes later in the trailer. After seeing a three-headed dragon that looks suspiciously like a Zelda 1 boss make an appearance earlier today in the official trailer, we get confirmation that this is, in fact, Gleeok. A Flame Gleeok, to be precise, hinting that there may be other varieties (ice, perhaps?) elsewhere in the world. Notably, Link is fighting Gleeok on the Bridge of Hylia, meaning that Tears of the Kingdom may have a somewhat Skyrim-like aspect to it where dragons can just swoop down and start fights with you.
The other big new element is a new area we haven’t seen yet. This comes at the end, with a father playing Tears of the Kingdom with his daughter. We see Link in a dark area, but when he shoots a specific plant on the side of a tree, it lights up, illuminating a cool, dark forest area. The area is covered in plants and mushrooms and features a giant glowing gold pod of some sort encased in a tree up ahead.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Screens (Nintendo Direct – Sept 2022)
It’s possible that this trailer gets forcibly taken down by Nintendo sometime soon, but equally likely it’s going to start running on television sometime in the next month. Either way, the mushroom area and the Gleeok fight alone have huge implications for what Tears of the Kingdom could include.
These new clips join tons of other new Tears of the Kingdom details today that we learned from the new trailer, which we’ve broken down for you. Nintendo’s official site has already revealed where Tears of the Kingdom’s adventure will start, we have theories as to when this game takes place, and we’re all currently obsessed with a guy Tears of the Kingdom fans are calling “Bucket Head.”
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