The glitch prevents users from even finishing the game.
When the “Song of the Hero” quest becomes available, players are allowed to splinter off into one of three places. If players choose complete the Lanayru Desert section ahead of Faron Woods or Eldin Volcano, certain cutscenes will never trigger.
Nintendo has been unclear about how it would solve the issue, either. In the past, Nintendo has fixed major glitches by having players send in their copy of the game or an SD card with the botched save.
That’s still going to be an option, according to a support update from Nintendo, but it’s also being a bit more progressive, and will be releasing some kind of downloadable software that will fix saved games.
“We are also planning on releasing a program that will repair save data for those who have their Wii connected to the Internet,” reads a statement on the support site. “We are currently working on preparations for the release of this program. Information on how to download and use it will be made available through support.nintendo.com once the program is ready for release.”
Details on this update are till being determined, but it’s nice to see you won’t have to ship off a saved game. If you’d like to go that route, however, Nintendo says it will happily fix saved games for you.