The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a little more than a month away from its release date, but the images and videos keep pouring in to whet the pallets of anxious fans. Game Rant’s most recent coverage included a brief overview of a few new locations, some gameplay features, and some inventory oddities that Link will need on his quest to, ahem, destroy Ganon again? Rescue the princess? Run a successful Epona-breeding coral? As one can see, the plot is still up in the air.
Two new videos were recently released by Nintendo that offer fans even more teasers of what’s to come in the Skyward Sword. Please note that both videos contain spoilers of some sorts (see below for #2); take caution with viewing.
Video #1 shows Link exploring Lake Floria, which is seemingly next to Faron Wood, home of the friendly, water-dwelling creatures, the Parella. The short video also introduces Faron (the character, not the location), an aquatic fish/dragon/spirit of some sorts.
Players also get to see how agile and quick Link is in the water, which is a welcome sign:
Video #2 gives players a momentary overview of one of the game’s dungeons, the Ancient Cistern. In a surprising move by Nintendo, they have decided to reveal some decent-sized SPOILERS in this video: what treasure you’ll find and the boss of the Ancient Cistern – along with tips on how to defeat the enemy. If you’re trying to remain entirely unspoiled on Skyward Sword, avoiding video #2 would be the smart decision:
As a huge fan of the Zelda series in general, I take in as much information as I can, though I have to admit that I am a little surprised by Nintendo’s move here to show off this level of detail in these two videos for Skyward Sword, still a month away from launch. Perhaps there are no true secrets anymore, and these videos will continue to get more and more fans excited for what looks like one of the best Zelda games in the franchise’s history.
If you watched the videos, what are you impressions? Any similarities you see here with previous Zelda installments? In general, do you like to be “spoiled” when reading about unreleased games?
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be released on November 20, 2011 for the Wii.
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