The Legend of Zelda: Titans Seal is the nineteenth installment in the franchise, and one of four installments on the Wii U including original games and main series remakes. The game is set to be released in early 2016 for all regions and is being developed by Amuza.
The story follows Link on an epic quest to save Hyrule from Ganondorf's successor, Cyn, who is attempting to make the Hyrulean race become extinct and free Ganondorf from his hundred year long imprisonment.
The Hundred Year Echos
Hyrule is living through a hundred year age of light, uninterrupted by the forces of a dark evil. Princess Zelda and Impa ride into Ordona on horseback looking to find new warriors for the Hyrule Imperial Guard. However, unknown to the public, Zelda and Impa are actually looking across Hyrule for the hero of the land who will stop Ganondorf's successor. They run a training session for the Ordonian people, and initially don't find the hero they hoped they were looking for. Later after the training session, Link is tasked with giving Zelda the Ordon Bracelets, a gift to the royalty for taking their time to come to Ordona and train their people. Link and Zelda's eyes lock and Zelda immediately recognizes the eyes as being the same as the Hero of Time's.
Zelda explains to Link the current situation with the rise of Ganondorf's successor, Cyn, in the Gerudo Desert and his plans to free Ganondorf and wipe out the Hyrulean race. Zelda also gives Link the Hero's Tunic, the same one worn by the Hero of Time. Impa then takes Link to the Lost Woods and tells him that if he wishes to find his true self he must search inside the Lost Woods for it.
Link braves himself for his future adventure and wanders into the Lost Woods. Inside he traverses the woods attempting to figure out where he is going. After a while inside the woods, Link comes across the Temple of Time where he finds the Hero of Time's grave. The spirit of the Hero of Time enters Link's mind and he explains to Link the lore of the Gerudo and the quest he is about to embark on. Before leaving, the Hero of Time tells Link to grab the Master Sword and leave the Lost Woods. On the way out, Link however gets lost and the area acts as the first dungeon of the game. Inside the Lost Woods, Link finds the Fairy's Bow and comes across the Skullcinser, a large ___ created by the Skull Kid's to terrorize anyone in the Lost Woods and scare them away. The Skull Kids roll the Skullcinser in the hopes for it to squash him. Link makes a mad dashing escape and eventually finds the exit to the woods, saving himself from the Skullcinser.
Call of the Titans
End of a Generation
The game plays very similar to previous Legend of Zelda installments, mixing puzzles, action, adventure, battlling, and exploration. The player playing as Link or Linkle and traversing a large overworld completing missions and exploring dungeons across the world to further the story.
The player also has host to a number of items that they can collect from dungeons. Each item can help solve puzzles and get the player through the story. Unlike previous installments, items are capitialized on throughout majority of the game rather than being stuck to a single dungeon. Items are also able to be used simultaneously or merged together to create a new purpose. For example, the player can combine the Bombs and the Slingshot to sling bombs into far off places.
- Hyrule Field
- Hyrule Castle Town
- Faron Woods
- Link/Linkle's House
- Ordon Shop
- Miriam's Loft
- Ordon Waterwheels
- Faron Woods Swamp
- Lost Woods
- Temple of Time
- Hero of Time's Graveyard
- Death Mountain
- Zora's Domain
- Zora Ocean
- Gerudo Desert
Dungeons are large temple-like structures that the playable character traverses through, typically to acquire a prized item. Inside the dungeons, there are treasures to collect, enemies to overcome and puzzles to be solved. Below is a list of dungeons in the game;
- Lost Woods
- Death Tunnels
- Palace of Winds
- Forest Temple
- Ice Temple
- Ocean Temple
- Fire Temple
- Gerudo Temple
On the canonical timeline, The Legend of Zelda: Titans Seal takes place on the Child Era, exactly one-hundred years after Ocarina of Time, meaning sometime inbetween Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess.
This is certain as the Gerudo legend states every hundred years, a man would be born, and destined to be king. The Gerudo people talk about Cyn as if he was the next male born after Ganondorf, calling him his successor, and the tale of Ganondorf's reign being remembered by the elderly Gerudo.
- The game as a much similar tone as Majora's Mask, with the use of heavy themes such as acceptance and self-worth. The story is also notably much less lighthearted, with the main villain's mission being to kill all the Hyruleans.
- The Titans of the game are considered to be the Hyrule version of Termina's Four Giants.
- Cyn's name is pronounced as sin, which reflects his personality and actions throughout the game.