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Link Can Fuse a Smokescreen Shield in Tears of the Kingdom

Shields will be able to do more than just defend Link in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom via “Fuse.” In a video shown on the official Japanese Twitter account for the franchise, Nintendo demonstrated a shield that can double as a smokescreen. This will be one of many different special shields that you will be able to craft in the game.

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In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you will be able to attach objects to your shields through the “Fuse” ability. This will grant the shield numerous extra effects. In the video, Link attached a “Smokeshroom” onto the shield, which will let out smoke when an enemy’s hit lands on it. This will then cause the enemy to lose sight of Link. Link will then be able to either make his escape or one-sidedly destroy his target.

You can see the smokescreen shield in action here:

Previously, Nintendo showed off Link using a flamethrower shield. Other features we’ve seen thus far in Tears of the Kingdom include Link’s Recall, Ultrahand, and Ascend. These are all abilities that will help him on his adventure through post-apocalyptic Hyrule.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come out on the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023. It will cost $69.99 as opposed to the usual $59.99.


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