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Nintendo showcases The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild runes in new gameplay footage

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 11:07 BST
Nintendo showcases The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild runes in new gameplay footage
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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.
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Runes are magical tools that Link can use via his Sheikah Slate to perform a variety of tasks both in Shrines and Dungeons, as well as out in the wild. The use of runes can help Link reach places that were otherwise inaccessible.

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.
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.

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