Nintendo rep. spills rupees on Skyward story

They’ve kept a strictly professional relationship for decades, but Link and Princess Zelda may soon have their Jim and Pam moment.

Men don’t explore dungeons for nothing.

According to the fan site Zelda Universe, the plot in the upcoming Zelda title Skyward Sword includes an openly romantic relationship between the two main characters, a first for the long-running franchise.

Zelda Universe owner Jason Rappaport reports the information is from a Nintendo representative at this week’s E3 expo. According to Rappaport, the romantic link provides a foundation from which the story builds.

Oh, come on. You didn’t notice the flirtatious glances across Lake Hylia?

In his video report from the E3 floor, Rappaport says Skyward Sword begins in Link’s airborne home of Skyloft. After meeting the locals in the game’s introductory sequences, Link learns about a ceremonial competition with a very tempting prize.

An evening with Zelda.

Rappaport says Link is openly smitten by Zelda and decides to participate in the ceremony. He wins, of course, and we soon learn that Zelda shares his feelings.

“There’s this little romance going on,” says Rappaport in his video.

“It’s cutesy. It’s very Pixar-ish. It’s actually adorable.”

According to Rappaport, however, the date quickly goes awry. An unexpected disaster strikes, and the couple is separated. It leads Link to the game’s first dungeon, where he attempts to rescue Zelda and, evidently, begins yet another epic adventure.

No word on whether John Krasinski will voice Link.

For more details, watch Rappaport’s video on Zelda Universe. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is scheduled to release later this year exclusively for the Wii.


  1. ??? Sounds interesting. But it sounds more like a Capcom-ish story to me. (No offense to Minish Cap) I hope there is a large enough twist to keep it interesting and not just another “Oh no! An evil wizard kidnapped Zelda!”. But, I would still love it anyway probably. Maybe if was trying to kidnap Zelda but ended up kidnapping Links sister or his best friend? Or maybe he was just dreaming while floating a wooden plank? Or maybe even he found a hat that ended up being an extremely likable partner? Those ideas would never work! 😉

  2. @LegendofPaperZelda

    One thing that was left out of this article was that the rep actually let out a bit more that he had to quickly shut up about, being that Geharmilaidaca, whatever his name is, isn’t the only main villain, and that he probably isn’t even the “main” baddy.

    To me, this implies one of two things. Either it’s going to be another Twilight Princess where Ganon shows up out of nowhere at the end, or that this will be a slightly more story-driven experience, where you climb up the ladders of baddies until you realize that there’s something great above them.

    Or I’m just reading too much into this. Whatevz.

  3. ……….still trying to decide how I feel about this.

  4. @monkat
    They confirmed Ganon wasn’t going to be the main villain this time, and that it would only have some sort of cameo.

    Actually, Skward Sword has the same director of Minish Cap. How about that?

    It was evident from the trailer that Link and Zelda had a little thing going on, though. I heard on other interviews that they were just friends, but I suppose it elaborates from there on.

  5. “No word on whether John Krasinski will voice Link.”

    Is this thing going to have voice-acting? o_O…I hope not…I seem to remember the [i]last[i/] great job they did with voice acting in Zelda…hated it.

  6. @GameCollector44

    It’s a joke.

    From what I’ve heard, the Zelda demo at e3 didn’t have any voice yet (thankfully).

  7. Out of curiosity, where was the Ganon thing confirmed?

    Still, I’m not sure about the story. It’s certainly a bit new, having Link have romantic interest in Zelda and it being key to the plot, but it seems a bit cliche, maybe a bit fan fiction like (talking of which, the Link/Zelda shippers will be over the moon at hearing this news)

    Villain wise, I’m going to guess only one villain other than the one we know of so far being behind the plot, because Zelda games have never really got more complicated than that.

  8. Pumped for HD Zelda on Wii U