Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom’s Ascend Ability Exists Because Cheating Is Fun

The Breath of the Wild sequel added a new feature that many players may find especially useful in certain situations: the Ascend ability. According to producers Eiji Aonuma and Hidemaro Fujibayashi, the ability to move upwards through structures and resurface on top of them came about as a result of a debug feature in the game.

Cheating Can Be Fun

Fujibayashi revealed in an interview with Polygon that while exploring caves in the game, he would use a debug code to get to the top once he reached his destination. When Aonuma pointed out that going back through that same cave was a pain, they decided that there was no reason why they couldn’t just drop the Ascend ability into the game.

More Tricks Up Link’s Tunic

While that particular ability is sure to come in handy, there are several more new abilities that players can look forward to using in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Fuse, Recall, and Ultrahand are just a few of the other powers that Link has at his disposal. You can learn more about all of these abilities by checking out our Tears of the Kingdom guides hub that is constantly being updated or take a quick look at our Tears of the Kingdom tips and tricks guide to get started.


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