Did a Tears of the Kingdom commercial reveal Koroks?

Nintendo recently released a commercial for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with fans on social media quick to analyze and discuss footage of Link using his new powers and more. It also looks like some eagle-eyed fans have found an indication that Koroks will be making their return.

The scene in question only appears for an instant and shows what looks like a circle of rocks on the ground. While only shown briefly, that was all the time these Korok hunters needed to spot the mysterious rock formation.

If you’ve played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll likely instinctually think of the Koroks when seeing a circle of rocks. The Koroks were tied to one of the collectables in Breath of the Wild. The land of Hyrule was covered with little puzzles scattered about and completing them would cause a Korok to appear and give you a Korok Seed.

These Korok Seeds are an important item that can be traded to increase your inventory space for weapons, bows, and shields. Maxing out all of these inventories requires 441 Korok Seeds, with the game containing 900 in total. Many players found themselves frantically seeking out Koroks to increase their inventories and fulfill their compulsion for completion.

The Korok puzzles required players to do things like lift suspicious rocks, place missing fruit where it belongs, and put rocks into holes. Some puzzles also required players to place a rock where one is missing in a formation. For those who have scoured Hyrule for Korok Seeds before, this brief glimpse of a rock circle in the commercial stood out as if to say there’s definitely a Korok here. If you put a rock in the missing spot on the upper left, a Korok is sure to appear. There’s no doubt about it.

One social media user, perhaps predicting days of flipping rocks in search of Koroks, responded to the news by tweeting, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.” Another said, “i hope there are 2000 korok seeds.”

Of course, we still don’t know if Koroks will actually appear in Tears of the Kingdom or not. There’s a possibility that something besides a Korok might appear, or that completing the rock formation won’t cause anything to happen. Maybe it’s best to put those finely tuned Korok detectors away for a minute and quietly wait until we know for sure. However, I personally can’t help but think a Korok will pop out from that circle of rocks.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch on May 12.

Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2023-04-25 15:59 JST)