Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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The legendary Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma turned 60 last week, and as part of his birthday celebrations, he shared a message at the Famitsu Game Awards after The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom won 'most anticipated' game - teasing what Zelda fans could expect from Link's new adventure.

According to a rough translation by the Twitter account and YouTube channel 'Genki_JPN', you can look forward to new gameplay that allows you to change the world. Here's part of his acceptance speech:

Eiji Aonuma: "In the sequel, Tears of the Kingdom, furthermore, the players free imagination will be filled with new gameplay that will bring about changes to the game world...

In a follow-up comment, Aonuma mentioned how he hoped everyone would feel "pleasantly surprised" by this and would enjoy exploring Hyrule in an "unknown" state.

Based on some of the previous trailers, it seems like Link will have access to some sort of building and crafting abilities - with all sorts of vehicle-like objects teased, along with what appears to be the return of his magnesis skills that can lift and carry certain objects. He's also got that new-look arm...

What kind of things are you hoping to be able to do in Tears of the Kingdom? Is there anything, in particular, you want to see carry over from Breath of the Wild? Leave your thoughts and comments down below.

[source twitter.com, via gonintendo.com]