Though there have been a ton of big name games revealed at E3 this year, one title was already prominent in the minds of gamers leading up to the event. That title is the latest in the Legend of Zelda series, Skyward Sword. After Nintendo’s much-anticipated press conference, where a new trailer was revealed, more information was given in regards to just what the game will contain.

The trailer itself shows off a key part of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the home town known as Skyloft. We see that there are many similarities to the game’s predecessor, Twilight Princess, in that Link is born and raised in this town and lives a very humble life. His closest companion is a woman who is very clearly Zelda. We see the two flying through the sky on giant birds, before a tornado comes along and some monster captures Zelda. And so, Link suits up in his classic outfit, and prepares for battle.


A large amount of information was revealed about Skyward Sword after Nintendo’s press conference. It was explained that the birds seen in the trailer would come into play, acting like the boat from Wind Waker, taking Link from island to island through the sky. It was mentioned, however, that players could drop off of the bird at any time, indicating that there was a lower world beneath the clouds to explore.

There will also be a significantly greater focus on puzzles than in most Zelda games. It was explained that even something as simple as fighting an enemy will be like a puzzle in and of itself. Many of the enemies will block any wild swings that come their way, and so players will have to wait for them to lower their guard or show their particular “tell” before moving in for the kill. It’s definitely an interesting addition, and looks to make full use of the Wii Motion Plus attachment.

What do you guys think? Does this focus on puzzles increase or decrease your interest in this game? What are your thoughts on the new battle system? Leave any thoughts you may have in the comments below.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be out this holiday season for the Nintendo Wii.

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