‘The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’ Includes No Flying Epona

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 4:45 pm,

Skyward Sword

Ever since The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was announced, Zelda fans have been wondering how Link will travel to and from the floating islands of Skyloft. Journeying between the two worlds seems to be a major gameplay mechanic, but we have yet to see how Link accomplishes this feat.

Eiji Aonuma, a member of the Zelda team, addressed these questions in a recent issue of Nintendo Power:

“[Laughs] I hadn’t thought of that [Epona as a Pegasus]! You surprised me with that one! Of course, you know, Link does have to travel between Skyloft and the land below, and back and forth, so he’s obviously going to have to do that via some sort of conveyance. That being said, I’d like to reveal that at a later time, so I don’t want to give away too much other than to say that he is going to be traveling between the two. However, I can guarentee [sic] he’s not going to be flying around like [Pit from] Kid Icarus!”

I remember the Ocarina of Time glory days of feeding Epona carrots to make her run faster, but lately our favorite video game horse has had a rough transition. Wind Waker was set on the ocean and Epona’s job was taken over by a boat with a talking figurehead. Epona made a considerable return in Twilight Princess, but it was not the same. In a terrible turn of events, they replaced Epona’s carrots with spurs, mean, ugly spurs.

Has Epona even been confirmed in Skyward Sword? The Zelda team has been obsessed with other modes of transportation lately. After The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a steam-punk talking airplane in Skyward Sword. However, if I had to take a stab at it (pun intended), I’d guess the Sword itself will take care of the transportation between the two worlds. Perhaps it doubles as a hover-board?

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is scheduled for release in 2011 on the Nintendo Wii.

Source: Nintendo Everything

TAGS: Nintendo, Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda, Wii

  • http://gamerant.com Rory Young

    If they had flying Epona then they could sell skins for here later at $25 a pop! Think more like Activision, Nintendo!

  • http://gamerant.com Matt Weeber

    Phone booth? Flying DeLorean? Big long bungee cord?

    Nah, it’ll probably be some pendant or something. Or the wind.

  • http://gamerant.com Phillipe Bosher

    He’ll point at the sky with his sword and get teleported, I guarantee it.

    • http://gamerant.com Jeff Schille

      You mean YOU will point at the sky with YOUR Wii remote, and Link will be teleported. And, yes, I’ll bet you’re right.

  • unknown

    Epona as a pegasus would be so cool, cuz i really wanna see a return of Epona (scence it doesn’t seem like the zelda team are too sure about Epona’s return.) And something else i heard that kinda dissapointed and slightly (i said slightly) excited me is nintendo said that skyward sword isn’t going to be as long as twilight princess. But i wouldn’t complain if skyward sword is as long (if not longer) than twilight princess was. For one reason: every zelda game i played (and i mean EVERY zelda game) i finished within like a few weeks, which made me kinda happy and sad at the same time. Happy because, well, ya know, i beat the game. Sad because i knew i wouldn’t see another new zelda game out for another 1 or 2 years. (And in this case 5 years, 2006-2011)(except phantom hourglass and spirit tracks but i beat them in like a week, and i was talking about like a zelda game for the wii) Anyway back on topic, i would be really happy if the zelda team extended skyward sword a bit, (not much) mabey just like 3 or 4 more temples would be fine with me. (7 or 8 would make me extremely happy) But whatever floats nintendo’s boat. And i wouldn’t mind if nintendo changes their mind and releases skyward sword this…ya know…this 2010 holiday season…in 2010, during the holiday season…around December 2010…near cristmas time…this year, in 2010! But yeah…Epona should soooo be in skyward sword….as a pegasus! :)

    • http://gamerant.com J.C. Reeves

      Pegasus Epona would indeed be awesome, but according to Eiji Aonuma it’s not to be. I bet Phillipe is right, but my 2nd guess is that Link stabs the sword into the ground, bright lights surround him, and poof he’s in Skyloft.

      • http://gamerant.com Phillipe Bosher

        He stabs the GROUND in SKYWARD Sword? Come on J.C. Put some thought into your posts before you write them 😉

        • A Sandwich

          If Link does end up stabbing the ground, you’re gonna feel like a real jerk, Phillipe.

          • http://gamerant.com Phillipe Bosher

            I totally will :(

  • Pokemon

    Pegasus epona would be kinda weird

  • http://gamerant.com Anthony Taormina

    Dear Nintendo, stop denying me the things that I want.

  • unknown

    OMG….i honestly can’t wait till skyward sword comes out, and i’m reeeeeeaaaally hoping it comes out within like the first week of January next year (which i know it won’t…but i’m still hoping). I’m so excited that i’m actually thinking of pulling a trick from south park and freezing myself untill 2011. But then I would die from hypolthermia (or however you spell it) And if i don’t i might be thawed out 500 years later and have no way to buy skyward sword because the future people don’t play video games anymore. :'( But that won’t happen. But another thing i was thinking of doing that could actually work, is learning to speak japanese, then fly out to Japan, find the nintendo office (or whatever it is) and personaly speak with Myamoto himself and confince him to release skyward sword THIS YEAR!!!! =) Sucks that’ll never happen. But i can always imagine.

  • joe

    link will probaly be shot up to sky loft from a cannon. like in twillight princess when you have to go to the city in the sky or gerodu dessert.

  • brandon westbrook

    i hop it comes out this december if you look at the picture of that girl that turnes into his sword she dosent have arms maby she has wings or something if you look in the middle of the master sword it looks like wings

    • Alfie Jenkins

      that is very likely. it cant be him pointing his sword into the sky because that is how he charges his sword so he can shoot beams out of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4XpGnegMns . it shows it in this.

  • Emilie

    I really do not think that Nintendo should just write off Epona like shes a mere beast! Epona is Link’s best friend and partner since Ocarina of Time! I was upset when she was replaced with a boat in Wind Waker. I’d absolutely LOVE for Nintendo to bring her back again <3

  • Matt

    Really? You’re whining because Epona, the MUCH IMPROVED Epona from TP, had *spurs* instead of carrots? My God, people will whine about anything.