There were quite a few announcements coming out of Nintendo’s Pre-TGS event including the reveal of a handful of new titles for the system and a new 3DS SKU, but none were as exciting as Shigeru Miyamoto’s revelation that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would take somewhere between 50-100 hours to complete.
It’s been such a long time that Nintendo has actually talked about a game’s content rather than make hardware announcements or reveal popular properties that are a ways off from releasing that this small detail about Skyward Sword reminded gamers what Nintendo does best: make substantial video games.
Though this completion time pales in comparison to the amount of time Zelda fans have been waiting for this game to release, hearing that the single player is very substantial should justify the nigh unbearable wait. Typically a Zelda adventure can last anywhere from 20-40 hours depending on the amount of time put into side quests and the like, so we can’t say what percentage of that 50-100 hours is actually part of the main quest line, but we do know this is supposed to be biggest Zelda ever.
More importantly, this announcement means what we have seen of the game so far — from the flying sections to the boss battles — are only a small portion of the finished game. Is it worth the wait? That’s yet to be determined. But Skyward Sword seems like it’s definitely worth the money.
While Skyward Sword’s completion announcement was certainly a highlight from this pre-TGS event there were a couple other notable titles revealed to be in development, along with some more Nintendo 3DS circle pad news. To read what exactly was announced during the press conference make sure to check out our round-up post here. And, as always, stick tuned to Game Rant for more Nintendo and TGS news.
What do you make of this announcement by Nintendo? Do you think that, with so many games releasing in the coming months, that this long completion time will deter gamers from playing Skyward Sword?
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword releases November 20, 2011 for the Nintendo Wii.