Are Koroks in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom? – Answered

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has brought with it rampant speculation, with many longtime fans of the series wondering what holdovers from Breath of the Wild will make a reappearance in the game. Will the adorable Koroks still play a part? Fortunately, we have an answer.

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Are Koroks in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom? – Answered

Breath of the Wild brought in many new fans to the series, but there’s a particular race of NPCs that truly grabbed hearts. I’m talking, of course, about the Koroks, which were scattered across the land, hidden by simple puzzles or beneath random rocks.

And it looks like we finally have confirmation about whether they’re going to be Tears of the Kingdom.

In a gameplay demonstration on March 28, presented by game producer Eiji Aonuma, fans were able to see quite a few new features in the upcoming Zelda game. This gameplay demonstration showcased new weapons, abilities, and the world. But eagle-eye viewers noticed something peculiar on the edge of the screen as Link rode around the environment.

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A Korok, burdened by an overstuffed pack, is walking along a dirt trail. We can see from the still that it’s desperately trying to reach its friend.

While Link didn’t stop to interact with the Korok in the gameplay video, it’s clear that they’re in Tears of the Kingdom. Likely, they’ll offer side quests or tasks to Link, but we don’t know the depth of interaction we’ll have with them, or if they’ll still gatekeep inventory slots like they did in the Breath of the Wild.

My hope is that they’ll at least keep their trademark noise.

If you’re wondering if Tears of the Kingdom is a sequel to Breath of the Wild, check out our article here: Is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom a Sequel? – Answered.

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Daphne Fama
A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms