We’ve 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 inhabitant.”

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword hits retail November 20.

Oct 14, 2011


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  • Deanigo - October 16, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    I wonder what the lone inhabitant wants link to do for him... to him... paedo alert!
  • slimjim441 - October 15, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    Can't wait for this game. Still bugs me that there isn't a lefty mode though.
  • gamebrain8505 - October 15, 2011 4:51 a.m.

    Fact: Hyrule was built on the ruins of India.
  • markshell - October 14, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    Looking better everyday. Finally there's more room for customization! It shows Zelda is improving =D
  • ThePrivateer - October 14, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    What I find most interesting is that there's several different shields in these screenshots.
  • ParanoidAndroid64 - October 14, 2011 5:47 p.m.

    I counted 4... maybe some different mirror shield-type puzzle thing?
  • shawksta - October 14, 2011 6:16 p.m.

    You can upgrade your stuff in Skyward sword by going to this guy in the main place, one of which is your shield.
  • shawksta - October 14, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    This games gonna be awesome! Fun fun island? Eh why not, its not a full zelda game without someone hilarious!

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