Zelda fans have already figured out where every part of the Tears of the Kingdom demo happens on the map
We're all eager to see how the map for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom compares to the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild, and fans are already doing the big work, breaking down where every part of the recent gameplay demonstration takes place.
How? Well, it's all thanks to the minimap shown in the Tears of the Kingdom gameplay video. A number of people quickly pieced together much of the sky island using minimap snippets, but the real key is the X, Y, and Z coordinates shown on throughout the video. Using those coordinates, Reddit user teo_many was able to take the Breath of the Wild map, scale it so that the pixels lined up exactly with the numbers, and overlay the minimap captures to get a sense of the scale at play. The map's even annotated with all the major moments from the demo.
Tears of the Kingdom's overworld is broadly the same as Breath of the Wild's, though producer Eiji Aonuma says "it's changed in many ways." There are big new areas with the sky islands above, and players continue to speculate that there's going to be a massive underground cave complex below Hyrule, too.
Judging by this newly-pieced-together map, it looks like those sky islands are going to be massive, too. The island we see in the gameplay video looks to be around the same size as the previous game's opening area, the Great Plateau - perhaps even a bit larger. Given that, and the fact that Link seems to just have his starting equipment in the gameplay we've seen, there's good money on the idea that this sky island will serve a similar tutorial role.
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