It may not be released until Fall of 2011, but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from building up anticipation for it’s upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The game is playable at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but for those who can’t make the trip, Nintendo has unveiled a new trailer.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Comic Con 2011 trailer features much of the same footage that appeared in the E3 trailer from earlier this year, though new additions make it worth a watch. We see the Skyward Sword overworld, populated by numerous NPCs going about their daily business. We witness statues as well as majestic waterfalls, all showcasing the game’s new graphic style. Next up is an introduction to Link and Zelda, who throw themselves from the Overworld and onto flying creatures.

From here, disaster strikes as Zelda is pulled into the jaws of what appears to be a large flying Snake, quite the departure from Ganon and his minions. The remainder of the trailer showcases the in-game combat system, which takes advantage of the Wii MotionPlus technology. Precise sword swipes and movements are shown, with specific enemies — such as Bokoblin’s and Deku Baba’s — requiring specific motions to defeat. Other noteworthy moments within the trailer include the return of Goron race, who appear to be acting as a travelling tradesman.

Take a look at the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Comic-Con trailer.


We know thus far that Skyward Sword is an early tale from the Zelda universe, occurring before the events of Ocarina of Time. It’s seen as an important game by many Nintendo Wii owners, as it marks the the final major game Nintendo will likely release for its veteran console. With the much anticipated Wii-U expected to be released in 2012, it will be a last hurrah for the console that introduced mainstream motion controls.

Ranters, what do you think of your latest look at Skyward Sword? What would you like to see for the series’ debut on Wii U? Let us know in the comments below.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword releases exclusively for the Nintendo Wii this holiday season.