Only two days left until the much-anticipated release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the KingdomNintendo has posted the first three parts of an Ask the Developer interview session with game developers. Much has been revealed, including more information about it Extension of Hyrule and the completely new skydiving special feature. Now we can add dungeons to the list.
In the Q&A session, the development team confirmed that dungeons are making a long-awaited comeback. Tears of the Kingdom will feature “huge” and “regional” dungeons throughout, delivering what franchise fans have long expected from a return to the franchise.
Regarding the last episode, breath of the wildArt director Satoru Takizawa called the implementation of dungeons a big challenge. However, Tears of the Kingdom expands these locations beyond the four divine beasts and comes full circle to the traditional dungeons we’ve seen in older versions zelda games.
The four Divine Beasts were the dungeons in the last game and they had similar designs. This time the dungeons are huge and each has its own regional look and feel, just like traditional The Legend of Zelda games. We believe they will provide players with a satisfying challenge. It was certainly a challenge to develop them! (laughs)
Satoru Takizawa, Art Director
Nintendo followed up the third part of the Ask the Developer interview session with a tweet summarizing the reintroduction of Dungeons. However, the news sparked surprisingly mixed feelings.
It’s no secret that dungeons have been at the top of every longtime gamer’s wish list of features they’d like to see back Tears of the Kingdom. As such, the addition is big news for franchise fans who have sorely missed these challenging in-game locations.
While the vast majority of fans expressed their excitement at the return of the classic zelda Others were less than pleased to receive such a massive spoiler so close to the game’s release – and about the publisher, none the less.
Despite the controversial delivery of the messages, dungeons remain a major draw for the Legend of Zelda franchise and now for his latest entry, Tears of the Kingdom. The last two parts of Ask the developer The interview session will be published tomorrow, in time for the new title’s release on Friday. Check for updates in our The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom hub.