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Nintendo Showcases Mysterious Symbol in Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo frequently shared screenshots showcasing new mechanics and elements that will appear in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and the latest one features a mysterious symbol. The new screenshot posted on the official Japanese The Legend of Zelda Twitter account focuses on a mysterious looking stone door with a floating Ultrahand symbol found in one of the new Sky Islands.

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The tweet in question shows Link in front of a stone door decorated with two dragon stone carvings that are projecting a symbol similar to that of Link’s new Ultrahand ability. The tweet is accompanied by a Japanese caption that translates to “We found something mysterious in one of the Sky Islands again. What is this mysterious pattern that stands out?”

The door and symbol are standing over a sand pool with perfect waves. This might indicate the location of a new shrine or hidden treasure, and the Ultrahand symbol might be a requirement to activate it. We won’t know for sure what this mysterious symbol is until May 12, 2023, when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will come out.

The other mysterious element that Nintendo showcased was a screenshot of a giant gacha machine located in one of the Sky Islands that have appeared all throughout Hyrule. Judging from the mini map in the screenshot of the gacha machine, and the most recent screenshot of the stone door, both elements seem to be located on the same Sky Island.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom comes out on May 12, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch.

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Daniel is a staff writer and translator from the Spaghetti Western land of Andalusia, Spain. He got his start writing for Xbox Outsider in 2022. His favorite genres are RPGs, survival horrors, and immersive sims. In truth, he is a Dragon Quest slime in a human suit.