We've been talking about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward back when it was a single concept picture showing a fairy who was believed to be the Master Sword. Two years later, we're finally getting some more information about this somewhat mysterious game, but it's a Zelda game so we should know what to expect, right? Nintendo released a trailer for Comic-Con just a few days ago if you were wondering so let me get that all embedded for you.
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Now, the interview with Eiji Aonuma. Here's the link to the interview for your amusement, but here's a simple recap for you.
- So Zelda and Link actually are childhood friends living in the clouds together, but Zelda is taken away as usual so Link must save her. Nothing really out of the ordinary except for the whole childhood friends deal.
- The ocarina is a harp, so to speak. Expect some Wii MotionPlus shenanigans when using the harp.
- Lord Ghirahim is your Ganon for this adventure. Ghirahim looks like he's a stark contrast to the brutish nature of Ganondorf and appears to be a mysterious fellow. A bit feminine, maybe?
- Skyward Sword is before Ocarina of Time in the still very confusing timeline and since it centers on the Master Sword and not the Triforce, Ganon will not be in the game. This is welcome news to me since I'm getting a bit tired of the typical Link-Ganon feud.
- Link can ride large birds. He lives in the sky so why the fuck not? And think of the bird you ride as the Wind Waker boat, but hopefully less tedious.
Make of the similarities of every other Zelda game in existence, this game looks like it may have its own identity once the game goes gold sometime at the end of the year. I continue to warm up to this world of pastel colors as I'm always complaining about the color palette of today's modern games, even if those criticisms are becoming less valid everyday. Nevertheless, I love the look and the orchestrated soundtrack we've been clamoring for ages. If Skyward Sword is the last big Wii game, I think the Wii will ride off into the sunset on a good note.