Skyward Sword

Nintendo already thinking about an original on Zelda 3DS

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises after Mario, and each of the games in the series have been given extra special attention because of it (if you don’t count the CD-i titles, because really, who does?). This means that when a new Zelda title is released, gamers pay extra special attention to it. Nintendo knows this. As such, series producer Eiji Aonuma has gone on reco...

Nintendo invades Comic-Con with new Zelda trailer

Nintendo has made a splash at the San Diego Comic-Con with the first publicly playable build of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Not fortunate enough to make it to San Diego this week? No problem, Nintendo has you covered with a new game trailer.  There are a few things from the trailer that stood out to me. First, I absolutely love the new impressionist art direction Skyward Sword has tak...

Eiji Aonuma talks Skyward Sword, Zelda not a princess this time around

In an interview about upcoming Wii title The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Eiji Aonuma talks to Famitsu Magazine and reveals some slightly spoilery details. If you are attempting to keep pure and avoid all Skyward Sword info, you probably won’t want to click through.

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 Univ...

Impressions: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Skyward Sword was one of the most polished titles available at Nintendo’s e3 booth, which is a relief to fans who remember the technical difficulties the title was experiencing at last year’s show. The Wii Motion Plus is absolutely essential to the titles gameplay. In the dungeon demo given at the show, Link faces off against an enemy wielding dual swords which have the ability...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword new trailer from GDC

An earlier post accidentally showed a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which debuted at E3 quite a while back. Here is the actual new trailer for Skyward Sword that made a splash at GDC. Personally, I’m very excited about the possibilities that the MotionPlus will open up within the traditional Zelda formula, for both combat and puzzle-solving. Combat was enhanced in Twilight P...

New Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer

Looking good, Link!

Zelda Skyward Sword in final development stages, will be released after OOT 3DS

Precious few details have been released regarding The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and we still don’t have a release date more specific than “some time in 2011”. However, we did get this tiny tidbit. IGN reports: According to CEO Satoru Iwata, who briefly mentioned the game at an investors briefing today, development is in the final stages. However, the game’s release wi...

In case you missed it, Zelda: Skyward Sword is being directed by one of my favorites

His name: Hidemaro Fujibayashi. Other games he’s directed: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords and… wait for it… The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (aka my favorite 2D Zelda ever)! Eiji Aonuma, the go-to console director of late, is great. But I’m anxious to see where Fujibayashi takes the series, even if the graphics aren’t ...

Eji Aonuma speaks about Skyward Sword, talks about Motion Plus, Story, and Design

A Gamespot interview from E3 featuring Eji Aonuma, has him talking about the elements of Skyward Sword and some of the games design. It’s an interesting interview and provides more depth to Skyward sword than what most people already know about the game. How do you guys feel about Skyward Sword and the style they decided to take with the design of the game?

Zelda question for Miyamoto – Should we start practicing for Skyward Sword?

I think Wii Sports Resort might be headed back into my Wii this weekend!

Wii Zelda pushed back to refine visual style

Nintendo stated during their E3 press conference that they had wanted to finish The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in time for holiday release, but decided instead to aim for an early 2011 release date to ensure quality.  What will they be working on with those extra months? According to Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma, it’s the games visual style. Speaking of the game at an E3 roundtable,...