Published on September 29th, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
New The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Details, Blowout Edition
In just a couple of days, we will be only one month and some change away from the release date of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The game has been in production for quite some time and the details have only been getting better.
We have already seen the new upgrades to the items and inventory, allowing for some creativity and what looks like a good amount of side-questing. This is something that might also alleviate the tension that some gamers have when it comes to Nintendo not following in the direction of the changing of times when it comes to their game development coinciding with community. Sure, they’ve got heroes and motion controls on lock, but the rest of it will have to be maintained on their Wii U console. This, in itself, is a whole other bag of tricks to explore.
At least for the Nintendo Wii’s lifespan, this is the first and last hoorah for Zelda fans. Bullies, Zelda, Link and talks of Skyloft, what more could you hope for? Oh yeah, a sooner release date.
“• Introduction: The new game’s storyline begins in Skyloft, an island town suspended high in the sky, on the day before young Link™ is to compete in a major bird-flying competition. The winner of the contest will earn the honor of taking part in a special ceremony with Zelda™.
• Link and Zelda: Friends since childhood, Link and Zelda have always shared a special bond. Events in the new game will add even more depth to their relationship.
• Groose: Link’s nemesis at school, Groose, plays a significant role in the early moments of the new game. This bully of a character not only threatens Link’s chances to win the bird-flying competition, but he also reveals a jealous streak toward Link and Zelda’s special bond.
• Fi: Early on in Link’s new adventure, he encounters Fi, the spirit of the powerful Goddess Sword. Fi’s guidance proves to be crucial as Link goes forth on a challenging quest that will ultimately result in the creation of the Master Sword.
• Zelda’s father: Gaepora, Zelda’s father, is the headmaster of Link’s school. As such, he has knowledge of the history and legends of Skyloft.”
The screens offer some great depictions of what more we can expect from characters in the story. I just wonder why does everyone look as though they were plucked from a Disney movie? It is a change from the forest theme of the townspeople, but it does seem like they have been cooped up in a cottage with Hansel and Gretel as roommates. A slight change in art style, but it may become more comfortable once we are locked in to the story.
If you haven’t already witnessed Miyamoto describing the swordplay, along with the shield usage, check out these screens and trailer which give a good detail in how the Wii Remote is used.
Make sure to stay posted, as Nintendo promises to release more details and features to the game as we get closer to launch day.