New story details for Zelda: Skyward Sword


REDMOND, Wash. — Nintendo has revealed new details about the introductory storyline and game play in The Legend of Zelda(TM): Skyward Sword, which will launch exclusively for the Wii(TM) system on Nov. 20. The enhanced motion controls of the Wii Remote(TM) Plus (or Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus(TM) accessory) and Nunchuk(TM) controller allow for deeply immersive puzzle-solving challenges in this latest addition to the iconic Zelda franchise.

This new game — one of the biggest in the history of Nintendo software development — will also feature new story elements that lay the foundation for the events that occur in the rest of the series. This includes the creation of the Master Sword, an ancient and powerful weapon that has been a constant in the 25-year history of the Zelda series. The introductory storyline includes the following: 

  • Introduction: The new game’s storyline begins in Skyloft, an island town suspended high in the sky, on the day before young Link(TM) 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(TM).
  • 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.

More details about the game’s storyline and features will be revealed prior to its Nov. 20 launch.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be available as a standalone game or as part of a limited-edition bundle that also includes a gold-colored Wii Remote Plus controller. Additionally, every copy in the early production runs of the game will come packaged with a special music CD containing orchestral arrangements of select songs that will be performed at the upcoming The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.

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  1. Scrolled straight to comments so as to avoid spoilers… I’m going into this one blind 🙂

  2. Sounds great! Can´t wait for it!

  3. I’m genuinely excited for this game :). It looks wonderful, and the whole Zelda/Link interaction seems to be MUCH better in my book :). Character development ftw! The game mechanics seem fresh, and fun. I can’t wait another couple months… lol

  4. Zelda’s father’s name is Gaepora? Like Kaepora Gaebora, that annoying owl who never shuts up? Interesting.

  5. They wouldn’t try to Link (ya I know bad pun) the entire series together eventually would they? :O Some crazy form of re-incarnation and such?

  6. I just noticed… Link’s right hand looks a tad off in that picture… Looks like it’s bent too far.

  7. About links hand go get a stick or a twig or imagine that you trying to hold something that far diagonal and you will realize that’s how far your hand will go.
    If it wasn’t bent like that it would be up a few degrees to high for the ultimate pose lol 😀

  8. (TM)!

  9. Yeah, cool. Definitly gonna get this game. I want to actually feel like im cutting off somethings head. >FT<

  10. The first thing I’m going to do is to test how much power it takes behind a swing to cut something and did anyone see that demonic kitty.
    That’s a pet that you sleep with one eye open when it’s in the house.
    When that cat breaks a rule you go that’s ok I’m sure you didn’t mean to go on a psychotic murderous rampage everyone makes mistakes.
    Sorry I saw that cat before I went to sleep last night and its stuck in my head I think it replace the bigger devil on my shoulders.

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