The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – New details unveiled

By Posted 25 Jul 2011, 18:27

We first wrote about Nintendo’s much anticipated action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword all the way back in June last year, when the developer announced that it would be arriving sometime in 2011. Although we’ve written a few other articles about the game since then, we’ve not really provided that many details.

That’s all about to change however, as according to a recent article by Greg Boe over at Nintendocharged.com, Eiji Aonuma – the producer of The Legend of Zelda series – revealed a few more details about the game during an interview with the Nintendo Power magazine. One of the first subjects spoken about was regarding the game’s development.

When asked about how the development is going, Aonuma said that the game is in the final stages. In fact, Aonuma said that the game’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto has been working with the development team to help put the finishing touches on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game. He also revealed that localization would be underway soon.

Aonuma went on to say that as far as this game’s story is concerned, there is one big point that makes it a different experience than with other Zelda games. In previous titles in the series, the Master Sword has been something that Link searches for, finds and uses to destroy Gannon. However, this time the story is more focused on the creation of the Master Sword.

Another subject touched upon in the interview was regarding the relationship between Link and Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. As Aonuma notes, their relationship is one of being great childhood friends, having grown up together in Skyloft. Once a player starts progressing through the story, they will begin to discover a different side to Zelda.

Zelda’s harp does in fact come into Link’s hands during the course of the new game, and the player has to use it to find something important. In other words, gamers will have to play the harp to use it. Aonuma was also asked a question about where the Skyward Sword game falls in the timeline, and whether it comes between the Minish Cap and Ocarina of Time.

According to Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword does come before the Ocarina of Time game. This of course means that Gannon will not be making an appearance in the upcoming game. As for the birds, Aonuma said that they wouldn’t just be for racing; they will also be used for travelling to specific areas. You can read more over at nintendocharged.com.

You can view the new Comic-Con 2011 trailer over at YouTube. Are you looking forward to playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword?

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