The Ultraman from Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is inspired by this Nintendo toy
the last trailer gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom hides much more than meets the eye, from secret clues to the game’s plot to very subtle references to other Nintendo products. Specifically, the latter is related to one of the skills presented yesterday by Eiji Aonuma, producer of the saga Legend of Zelda: the Ultraman.
A classic toy from the Nintendo pre-video games
Ultra Hand is the ability that allows Link to pick up heavy objects and assemble them to create their own vehicles. The name of this power surprised many people, but now it has been discovered that it is actually inspired by a toy that Nintendo released in the 60s: That device was literally called ‘Ultrahand’ (‘Ultramano’, in Spanish) and it was used for the same thing as in the game, to grab things from a distance.
Want to take a second to appreciate one of Link’s new abilities is named “Ultrahand,” presumably after the real-life toy Nintendo made in the 70s pic.twitter.com/Oap4CxUdUx—Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) March 28, 2023
At the moment Nintendo has not confirmed this reference, but it is quite clear because in addition It is not the first time that the company refers to this popular toy sixties that he distributed before entering the world of video games: in 2010 he released a game for Wii called Grill-Off with Ultra Hand! who challenged us to prepare barbecues using this toy, and in Animal Crossing: New Leaf it was possible to get an Ultramano to decorate our house.
all we know of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
This great detail makes us even more eager to investigate the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which will arrive exclusively on Switch on May 12. A few days before, a special edition of Switch OLED will go on sale, and on the same day of its launch we will be able to buy accessories inspired by the game. In vandal we tell you everything we know about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.