What is Zelda: The Sealed Palace?

Looks like Tears of the Kingdom won't be the only Zelda sequel available this year.

The Sealed Palace is the latest ROM hack of the immaculate Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Of course, such a game is difficult to make because how does one improve on Ocarina of Time? The Sealed Palace answers this question with content: although the game's graphics and characters will be familiar to Zelda fans, there are plenty of parts to this adventure.

Details for The Legend of Zelda: The Sealed Palace

The Sealed Palace was developed by Jinnosuke, Shoopey, and Col0Korn. It is a ROM hack that uses the setting of Ocarina of Time to tell a new story with new features. It's been called a sequel to Ocarina of Time, which is a bit odd, seeing as though Majora's Mask already serves as the next chapter after the game.

This hack appears to take place in an alternate version of Hyrule. A brief trailer of the hack is out, showing some of the locals in the game. One notable addition to the world of Ocarina of Time here is the snowy area. While many other Zelda games have an arctic-themed place, there is no snowy area in Ocarina of Time's Hyrule (The closest equivalent would be the Ice Temple).

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Seeing a snowy area was a personal delight for me in this trailer. Some of my favorite dungeons in Zelda have taken place in the snow, including the Snowhead Temple for Twilight Princess and the Wind Temple from Tears of the Kingdom.

The strong suit of this version of Ocarina of Time seems to be the beefed-up content it has to offer. There are, for instance, 20 heart seals to hunt down. On top of that, there are 100 Skulltula tokens, which many gamers collected when Ocarina of Time was first released back in 1998.

As to the title, this game might hint at a connection with Skyward Sword. Many locations in that game have the word "Sealed" in their title as well, most notably the Sealed Temple.

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About the Author

Shane Foley is both a huge gamer and a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He's been gaming ever since the Nintendo 64 came out, and he knows everything there is to know about Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Zelda, and several other Nintendo franchises.

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