It's kind of hard to believe but The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
is only a couple of months away. Nintendo is slooowly cranking up the hype machine with some info on the game's principle characters. It's nothing a die-hard Zelda fan doesn't know already from months of trailer dissection, but there are some details in the press release for the uninitiated. As a somewhat jaded Nintendo fan I'm interested to see if this game really is a big prequel to the rest of the admittedly nebulous Zelda continuity. There will be some epic fan debate about this one and where it fits into canon, that's for sure.
Nintendo News: New Story Details and Characters Revealed for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo has revealed new details about the introductory storyline and game play in The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword, which will launch exclusively for the Wii™ system on Nov. 20. The enhanced motion controls of the Wii Remote™ Plus (or Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory) and Nunchuk™ 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™ 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.
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.
For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, visit http://zelda.com/skywardsword.