An intimate interview with Eiji Aonuma about Skyward Sword.

Posted by Dalai (7030 posts) -

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.

There we go.

I believe I can fly... I believe I can touch the sky.

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.

#1 Posted by Dalai (7030 posts) -

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.

There we go.

I believe I can fly... I believe I can touch the sky.

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.

#2 Posted by TurboMan (7544 posts) -

So it's a Zelda game, except the homeland is in the clouds, Ganon is now some other dude, and the boat from windwaker are birds?

FUCKING AWESOME

#3 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I'm going to preorder this game and also get that golden Wii Remote Plus.

#4 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

@Claude said:

I'm going to preorder this game and also get that golden Wii Remote Plus.

Same here, man.

#5 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

@Alaska_Gamer said:

@Claude said:

I'm going to preorder this game and also get that golden Wii Remote Plus.

Same here, man.

That thing looks awesome.

#6 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -

I didn't know the Minish Cap director was in charge of Skyward Sword. That gives me a lot of hope. Minish Cap was great fun and had lots of fresh, cool ideas.

#7 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

Might finally get a Wii after all.

#8 Posted by Oni (2098 posts) -

Looking forward to this. They said it has an item upgrade system as well, which sounds cool. Any change in Zelda-land is welcome to me, even though I love the series. As long as they don't stray TOO far, obviously, it still needs to be Zelda. I wish they'd bring back the leveling from Zelda 2.

Also I just finished OoT 3D and it's still the best game ever made.

#9 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2687 posts) -

Wii games, guys. Topical.

#10 Posted by onarum (2089 posts) -

That music is ridiculously epic.

#11 Edited by shiptoncraig (149 posts) -
@onarum said:

That music is ridiculously epic.

I find the music horrible and repetitive :(.  It's as if they'd rather the music be novel (by being Zelda's Lullaby backwards) than actually be good...
#12 Posted by supermike6 (3564 posts) -

I'm not very excited about this game at all, but I don't think I can let myself miss a new Zelda game. I'm very conflicted.

#13 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

Really excited, hope this game has a world that is as engrossing as Oot's or WW's was.

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