Spoiler Warning: While this article does not discuss specific spoilers for Tears of the Kingdom, it does discuss unused content discovered within the game’s code. The video linked in the Source below does contain spoilers for the game.

Dataminers have been going through the code of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and have made a couple of notable discoveries.  Chiefly, they found two unused patterns of paraglider fabric, one called “Princess Zelda” and the other “Gerudo King.” It’s not just the discovery of the fabrics, though; it’s how they’re associated with unique amiibo ID numbers. As pointed out by Nintendo Wire and other outlets, amiibo have unique ID numbers, and these numbers tell the game to unlock specific items associated with that number. The Tears of the Kingdom Link amiibo, for example, has a number of 1048. The “Princess Zelda” fabric is tied to number 1049 and the “Gerudo King” fabric is tied to to number 1050. No existing amiibo have these ID numbers.

There are three possibilities for why these files are not used. One possibility is Nintendo planned for Zelda and Ganondorf amiibo based on their Tears of the Kingdom appearances and those plans did not work out. Another possibility is that Nintendo could release these amiibo in the future, and the codes will work once those amiibo are released. One last, albeit far-fetched, possibility (given how they’re tied to amiibo IDs) is these fabrics could be part of a future DLC with quests that reward the fabrics. Other fabrics are available in-game without amiibo, so why not these?

Why wait on releasing amiibo when we had pretty good ideas of what Ganondorf and Zelda would look like in Tears of the Kingdom? It’s difficult to say. Nintendo did release the amiibo for the four Champions from Breath of the Wild on November 10th, 2017, eight months after the initial release of the game. It would not be that unusual for them to do it again for Tears of the Kingdom.

What do you think? Is this just unused code? Is it a clue for more amiibo releasing soon? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Lootward (via Nintendo Wire)

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