seen much of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword lately, from our look at the starting area of Skyloft
to the first dungeon
not to mention video of the game's intro
And Nintendo continued its steady stream of Skyward Sword info with a
smattering of new screens, this time highlighting some of Link’s new weapons,
as well as new areas like Lake Floria and Fun Fun Island.
Now you may be confused by all the info flying at you in those
screens but we have a few details to clear things up. First off, there’s the
interesting addition of potion blending:
Skyward Sword is the first time you can take items from
around the world and use them to make different potions, including more
powerful health potions, stamina building ones, and potions that make Link more
resistant to damage for a limited time.
You can even mix insects into potions to give them a boost,
which isn’t disgusting in the least. If you intend to catch any of those bugs,
you’ll need to get your hands on the series’ returning bug-catching net.
Above you’ll see Skyward Sword’s new aquatic race, the Parella
Tribe. More squid-like than series regular Zoras, the Parella live in Lake
Floria, which is just outside of the Faron Woods.
Lastly there’s Fun Fun Island, which we’re betting is filled with motion-controlled minigames galore. Nintendo describes it
as “… one of the small islands that float
above the clouds near Link’s hometown… but before Link can enjoy everything the
island has to offer, he must find a way to fulfill the request of its lone
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword hits
retail November 20.
Oct 14, 2011