Nintendo showcases The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild runes in new gameplay footage
Thursday 25 August 2016 - 11:07 BST
Nintendo has released two new gameplay videos of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild via Twitter and Facebook. In the videos two runes in the game are shown.
In the new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay footage Nintendo shows off two gameplay mechanics that were also shown during the Nintendo's E3 2016 livestream: the Cryonis rune and the Magnesis rune.
The Cryonis rune allows link to create ice pillars from water. The pillars form stable platforms that can be used as obstacles or to reach high places, and can even lift up gates over water or block the view from enemies.
The Magnesis rune turns the Sheikah Slate into a magnetic beam capable of latching on to nearby metal creations. These can then be manipulated by raising, lowering, throwing, dragging, or dropping it wherever Link wants.
The Magnesis rune can be used in a variety of ways, from grabbing hard to reach metal chests, to dropping metal beams onto enemies, and even dropping metal containers from up high to crack them open for the treasure within.