We hope that Zelda Tears of the Kingdom’s bestiary will be much more extensive than that of its oldest, which is particularly poor in new monster types. Hard to judge right now, of course, but we can see Zelda Breath of the Wild’s base enemies making a comeback (which isn’t necessarily good news) and some new entries already appearing in the ranks of enemies, we take stock of all those we’ve met in the various crossover trailers so far.
Change among the Bokoblins
This is yet another tweak that suggests time has something to play in this new chapter of Link’s adventures.. Indeed, when the bokoblins make a comeback, they now have long horns, compared to their cousins from Zelda Breath of the Wild. This kind of physical change doesn’t happen overnight, and given their different appearances in the trailer, their behavior doesn’t seem to have changed, he: so it is the same species. Conversely, the moblin seem not to have moved one iota as far as they are concerned.
The Lithorok, these animated stones that can surprise Link by popping themselves out of the ground with a single blow, have apparently been tamed by bokoblin in this episode. We can actually see structures placed on these stone golems, which should make fighting them much more interesting and difficult. We always see their weak point, a prominent vein that will have to be hit many times to take them down.
guardian of heaven
You don’t ignite, it’s a name pulled out of our hats to denote it. Impossible to describe the behavior of these new golems, but they are completely new enemies. The symbol in the center of their chestplate is also unknown, but one can see two huge weak points on their shoulders unless they are part of their armory (or both).
Another made-up name for a brand new addition to the Zelda Breath of the Wild bestiary. The video doesn’t dwell on him, so it’s hard to say anything about him, even his form. We can still see several growths, including a fairly large one on the right.
This kind of flying monster will be good for aerial threats, which are particularly rare in Zelda Breath of the Wild. And not content with being able to interfere with Link’s reconnaissance, this species seems capable of knocking enemy troops to the ground. During your walks in Hyrule, it is very likely that troops made up of these troublemakers will attack you at regular intervals.
3 headed dragon
A formidable foe lifted straight from the bestiary of the very first Zelda has been revealed and appears to guard one of the vast bridges of the Hyrule plain. It’s easy to imagine this enemy joining the heavyweight category with the Lynel, the Lithorok, or the Hinox. The encounter with this gigantic enemy promises to be epic in any case.
These special forces seem to empower their comrades with unholy magic. They’re featured in the latest trailer with a slew of new enemies, such as the aforementioned three-headed dragon. We will certainly have to be wary of these armed groups that only seem to emerge once the blood moon has arrived.
Sky Island Golem
Revealed in the 10-minute gameplay demo, golems are robots that can arm themselves with merged weapons if necessary. This should make it possible to witness battles of the big everything, especially surprising when these enemies can indeed take everything in the environment like Link.
There’s almost no doubt that Ganondorf is back in this episode. If we recall the first trailer released during E3 2019, we see the corpse of this evil awaken as Link and Zelda investigate a strange phenomenon in caverns just below Hyrule Castle. To take this hypothesis a little further, we can think that it is also him who will manage to unhook the castle from the ground (we actually see the area raised by some kind of dark purple evil energy, reminiscent of the final boss of the first game).
The chance to (re)show you the wonderful work of Nicholas Kohle when the first trailer was released, who took it into his head to “rehydrate” the cadaver seen by Ganondorf, for a particularly stunning result.