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There’s already a 94-minute speedrun of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

At long last, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available to play on the Nintendo Switch. With the game available, it means that speedrunners are beginning to check out the game’s mechanics and plan out routes in an effort to finish the game as quickly as possible.

Believe it or not, the game hasn’t even been available for a full day yet, and there is already a completed speedrun of the game. You see, speedrunner Gymnast86 did an Any% No Amiibo speedrun, and he managed to do it in 1:34:33. The entire run was uploaded to YouTube. That said, the run contains lots of story spoilers, so if you want to watch it, you have been warned.


12 thoughts on “There’s already a 94-minute speedrun of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom”

  1. I love to take my time and enjoy every epic moment of storytelling in a game. Speed runs are highly overrated and should only be enjoyed after fully-immersing yourself in the video game designers’ vision from start to finish in my opinion.

    1. The game has been leaked for a while, my guess is the person has already completely played through the game.

  2. Can’t understand why someone would want to speed run such an epic game straight away. Slow and steady and absorb all what the game has to offer surely.
    I can understand maybe speed running through something like new super Mario bros, but an epic open world adventure. Each to their own I suppose.

    1. The person in question speedruns a lot of Zelda games. He’s done at least WW, TP and SS to my knowledge, maybe also OoT 3D. He even has the current world record for Skyward Sword HD any%, among other things.

  3. That’s awesome. I hope they enjoy the game normally as well. Though if speed running gives them joy then why not. Can’t wait to see how tinkerers will “break” this game and thus inspire the developers on future work.

    1. I’m hoping Let’sGameItOut takes a look at TotK and just completely wrecks everything.

      “So I built this giant box to fight the big rock monster in; it only took about 400 logs, and if you thought 30 FPS was bad before, you should see it now at a glorious 3 frames every 10 seconds.”

  4. I’ve never liked doing speedruns, i’d rather enjoy the game then rush through it just for bragging rights. There’s also a complete guide on “PowerPyx” website, but i’d perfer doing a blind play through.

    1. Most people who speedrun games do so because they enjoy them. The player in question is already a diehard Zelda fan, so it’s very safe to say that they will play through the game normally too

  5. They must be determined. I wouldn’t trade these early games moments for anything. Having this big world to explore with fun toys is peak video-gaming for me.

    1. Knowing how BotW changes based off of which events you do in different orders, I wouldn’t be surprised if TotK did something similar. I’m sure the speedrunner will still appreciate the game when they do their full playthrough too

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