The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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Nintendo has finally started sharing more details about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the latest screenshot uploaded by the Japanese Zelda Twitter account has shown off the mysterious... spoiler alert... gacha machines in the game.

While gacha mechanics aren't always welcomed in video games with open arms, there's no need to be worried in this case. As explained in our Tears of the Kingdom hands on, these giant machines contain parts used to assemble vehicles. Here's a rough Google translation of the teaser tweet, along with the screenshot shared by Nintendo:

"I found a mysterious structure on Sky Island. It looks like a spherical object is stuck inside..."

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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And here's what we had to say in our Tears of the Kingdom hands on about these mysterious new devices:

"The parts we’ve seen in trailers such as fans and steering platforms can be found scattered throughout the world in various numbers, but can also be found in those orb-like gacha machines, and more importantly, can then be carried around in your inventory freely."

A number of other outlets have also shared details about how exactly these machines will work in the game. Here's another description (via IGN):

"Why Yes, That Was a Giant Gacha Machine... You can feed these machines a new item called "Zonai Charges" to receive a wealth of items in return, specifically Zonai devices used for building contraptions. For instance, Zonai devices include fans that can propel a vehicle, portable cooking pots, a flame emitter, and more. So if you're looking for technology to make your builds function, keep an eye out for these big gumball machines!"

If you zoom in on the screenshot above, you'll also be able to see the coordinates of this particular machine. This latest screenshot follows on from a tweet revealing what appears to be cooking recipes.

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