Nintendo shared a new enemy design from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom through the official Japanese Legend of Zelda Twitter account. This enemy is a new type of construct. They are mysterious sentinels with long arms made out of stone and strange technology, and they look similar to the guardians from Breath of the Wild. The new construct design shared by Nintendo is carrying a bow in their left arm, and a mechanical head that spits fire in their right arm.
The tweet describes constructs as protective automatons, immediately engaging in combat with anyone they see as a threat. Other construct enemies were shown in the latest gameplay video, and they are often found on the sky islands floating far above the clouds of Hyrule.
You can take a better look at the new Zelda Tears of the Kingdom enemy construct design in the tweet below.
はるか雲の上の大空に浮かぶ、「空島」で見かけることが多いようだ。#ゼルダの伝説 #TearsoftheKingdom pic.twitter.com/8m9nPWCXaq
— ゼルダの伝説 (@ZeldaOfficialJP) March 29, 2023
As a reminder, Nintendo recently released a new gameplay video showcasing Link’s new abilities. The video features Link’s “Fuse” ability, which allows him to combine pieces of equipment with a vast variety of items. Additionally, in the initial E3 2021 reveal teaser for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Link was shown using a flamethrower, which we know now is a construct weapon grafted to a shield, created with the new Fuse ability.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will release exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.