Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom director says the Sheikah tech disappeared from the sequel after its “role had been fulfilled”

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom director says the Sheikah tech

One of the greatest mysteries in… The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been (more or less) resolved, as director Hidemaro Fujibayashi has provided an explanation as to why there is no Sheikah technology in the Nintendo Switch title despite its prevalence in its predecessor, Breath of the wild.

In Breath of the wild, the world of Hyrule is full of Sheikah technology, said to have been created thousands of years before the events of the game. From the towers in each region, the fearsome Guardians, enormous Divine Beasts and Link’s fancy iPad, the Sheikah Slate, there is an abundance. Meanwhile, despite Tears of the Kingdom It’s set just a few years after the events of its predecessor, but all of these things are missing, with no in-game reasoning given as to why.