Nintendo fans looking forward to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are already dreaming up a ton of wild and wacky weapons to use in the Breath of the Wild sequel.
Following yesterday's gameplay presentation where Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma introduced us to Link's new Fuse ability — where he can take just about any two objects and merge them together to create something new — fans have taken to social media to share their dream combinations.
While some of the suggestions do seem a bit out there, some of the examples shown in the gameplay presentation are somewhat wild themselves, like combining a monster's eyeball and an arrow to create a homing device.
Reddit user Capable_Afternoon687 proposed a "spinning Beyblade of death", created by fusing four fans and four logs, alongside attaching food to an arrow to fire and distract enemies or a puffshroom to create "a flying smoke bomb".
SlayAndDecay wants to add a little more bite to their sword, literally, by attaching the head of a Cursed Bokoblin to the end of it, while texellation wants to combine a stick and one of the giant spiked balls to create a mace.
It's not all about offense though, or even about fighting at all, as some fans are getting creative with the shields too. Using them in fights is an afterthought though, with SpiritedWillingness8 hoping to fuse a shield with butter to improve its surfing capabilities.
The creativity prize perhaps goes to Successful_Slippy though, who wants to take shield surfing to a new level. Taking inspiration from the 1989 Zelda animated series, they look to fuse an explosive barrel to their shield and then shield surf to propel themselves across the map.
Pushing the possibilities
Breath of the Wild already had a ton of room for creativity, but Tears of the Kingdom seems to be pushing the possibilities even further. Fuse is just one of several new abilities alongside Recall, Ultrahand, and Ascend.
We also know that Tears of the Kingdom will have the largest file size of any first party Nintendo Switch game, include classic enemies from Ocarina of Time, and cost a heftier than usual $70 to match its scope, but the main reason fans are excited is because Breath of the Wild is considered one of the best games of all time.
Fans can even enjoy it on a limited edition Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch that was announced alongside the gameplay presentation.
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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.