Adventure in the Desert Awaits Link in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii

Posted November 4, 2011 by Marshall in Announcements, Articles, Gaming News, Nintendo News, Wii

Nintendo have just revealed more details about the captivating areas, items and gameplay in the The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, launching across Europe exclusively for Wii on 18th November 2011.  This week, Link journeys through the Lanayru Desert where he must find his way through the puzzles in the Lanayru Mining Facility, sail across a sea of sand and discover new items to add to his collection. Newly revealed game elements include the following:


Lanayru Desert and the Lanayru Mining Facility: In this vast area, surrounded in all directions by a sea of sand, Link must search for the Lanayru Mining Facility. As strange a place as this is, Link will encounter characters both new and familiar, such as Gorons. Inside the Lanayru Mining Facility, Link will encounter mine carts which contain Timeshift Stones through this expansive area, experiencing new puzzles and challenges. He must also face the dungeon boss Moldarach, a fearsome giant scorpion.


Sandship: Later in his quest, Link returns to a different area of the Lanayru Desert as he sails across a sea of sand in search of a ship.


New Items: In the desert, Link will receive two new items – the Clawshots and the Gust Bellows. The Clawshots allow players to grapple and pull themselves towards otherwise unreachable areas. The Gust Bellows can blow out a burst of air which can stun enemies and clear paths through piles of sand. Players will find the Gust Bellows essential to solving the puzzles in the Lanayru Mining Facility.


Nintendo will continue to provide fans with select details and information about the game prior to its launch across Europe on 18th November.


This week Nintendo 3DS owners will also have the chance to watch on Nintendo Video a special 3D video of The Legend of Zelda Main Theme Melody which was performed as part of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony performances. Keep an eye out as additional special clips will be made available via SpotPass for Nintendo Video in the near future.


Also keep an eye out today on the Nintendo Channel and to check out an exclusive video of Robin Williams and daughter Zelda Williams enjoying The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be available as a limited edition bundle, featuring a copy of the game, a CD featuring selected orchestral arrangements from the The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony performance and a rare gold-coloured Wii Remote Plus controller bearing the Hylian Crest. Pre-order* now to avoid disappointment and to secure your copy.

Source: Press Release


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