The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be one of the biggest releases for Nintendo and they have recently announced that Princess Zelda will only be making, “an appearance”. The Princess of Hyrule has, for the most part, been an anchor in the series due to the fact that the people at Nintendo love a good Princess story, and the fact that the series is named after her, but it sounds like this time around Zelda will only be there for moral support.

Skyward Sword will be the first Legend of Zelda game that is built entirely from the ground up for the Wii, making anticipation very high. It also makes a lot of people nervous about how well the game will play and look for those still skeptical on the Wii’s running theme of being a casual gamers paradise.

The roll of the Skyward Sword will be played by the mysterious figure that was released in the E3 artwork for The Legend of Zelda Wii.┬áIn an interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine, the game’s producer, Eiji Aonuma, shut down any idea that the sword would be revealed to be Zelda. Instead the sword will be more of a guide to Link throughout his journey.

Aonuma says in his interview with ONM:

“When that sword is actively guiding Link it actually transforms into a feminine figure. I wouldn’t say that it’s female per se but it’s a feminine figure.”

Aonuma also said that other then that he can’t say anything. It looks like all we can do is speculate until we slowly approach the release date which is looking like early 2011.

This poses the question as to who this mysterious character will be. Will they bring in an old friend from an older game or will they give us a new character to love or hate. As previously mentioned here at Game Rant The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword will take place before the legendary Ocarina of Time. Which makes the question a lot deeper then some may have thought. The idea of seeing a character from an older game especially a game like OoT would really make the core gamers feel like they haven’t been forgotten by the Wii by giving us that great feeling of nostalgia. On the other hand a new character doesn’t seem like a horrible idea considering the lovable nature of The Legend of Zelda‘s catalog of new characters they have given us over the years.

How much will the story hinge on Princess Zelda? Will it even matter? Who is this mysterious figure? Look forward to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in (hopefully) early 2011.

Source: Official Nintendo Magazine