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TGS 2011: Zelda: Skyward Sword has Shadow of the Colossus scale boss, leaf-blowers, MINECARTS!

Much like war, Zelda never changes. That's the age-old criticism, and it's usually completely justified. Fire Temple, Water Temple, Hook Shot, repetition, coma. That's the way it's been for the last few years (though I still say that Twilight Princess, tonally and narratively at least, was one of the freshest and most exciting Zeldas of the lot).

Well it looks like things might actually change with the Wii's upcoming Skyward Sword. As this new footage from TGS shows, a whole bunch of the traditional Zelda building blocks are there, but there also seems to be a new shot of creativity flowing through Link's notoriously traditionalist veins this time around. Namely by way of a frickin' huge, climbable boss and a (possibly) weaponised gardening implement. Also, minecarts!

Cheers, Nintendo Everything

September 13. 2011

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34 comments

  • ZeldaBob - September 22, 2011 6:13 a.m.

    If you're in the UK you can get your hands on Skyward Sword at the Nintendo Unleashed this weekend at Eurogamer Expo to help Nintendo celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. You can play Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time 3D, and there’s even the chance to win some fantastic prizes by turning up on either Saturday or Sunday dressed as your favourite Zelda character. Check it out http://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DS
  • James3DS - September 14, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    If you're in England you can get your hands on Skyward Sword at the Nintendo Unleashed stand at GAMEfest from 16th-18th September and Eurogamer Expo from 22nd-25th September to help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. You can play Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time 3D, and there’s even the chance to win some fantastic prizes by turning up on either Saturday or Sunday dressed as your favourite Zelda character. Check it out http://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DS
  • Limbo - September 13, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    The last great Wii game.
  • Crimmy - September 13, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    Gawd it's Beedle again. OOOOHHHHH!
  • aang1050 - September 13, 2011 6:02 p.m.

    You say that like it's a bad thing
  • SlowOctopus - September 13, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    How badass would it look it it were on a nextgen system? It seems like it might be fun, but it looks like a Wii game. So far, I give it an enthusiastic meh.
  • BackwaterRifle - September 13, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    the opening sentence is just a win.
  • Thequestion 121 - September 13, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    Wow, the amount of footage that was shown was awesome. I can't wait to play it as a grand sendoff to the Wii
  • TriforcePlayer - September 13, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    This game getting better everyday. Outstanding!
  • Sleuth - September 13, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    This makes my day! I like the epicness this time.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - September 13, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    I get the strong feeling that this game is gonna be VERY connected to Wind Waker, despite the fact that they're on opposite sides of the Zelda timeline. The Master Sword spirit thing looks strikingly similar to the Queen of the Great Fairies in Wind Waker, and there's no doubting that the shop guy on the bike in this trailer is basicallly the same guy as the boat salesman in Wind Waker. Was there something said about time travel being part of the story in this game?
  • Imgema - September 13, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    looks good but too late i think. It should have been released earlier in Wiis lifespan.
  • Crabhand - September 13, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    I'm going to have a hard time not yelling "GETSUGA TENSHO!" every time I use the vertical charge attack.
  • Net_Bastard - September 13, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    The harcore Zelda fanboys are probably gonna hate this game like they hate everything that dares to change the Zelda formula just a little bit.
  • Fox_Mulder - September 13, 2011 12:54 p.m.

    Looks great I really like what I've seen of the bosses so far.
  • ShortFuse - September 13, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    can't say this impressed me either....
  • ShortFuse - September 13, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    sorry Dave but Twilight Princess was utter guff as far as I'm concerned...
  • GameManiac - September 13, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    Why haven't I pre-ordered this game yet?! ... It's because I'm short on cash...
  • Marcunio88 - September 13, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    That's it I'm buying a Wii again! Loving the art style as well, although it'd be great to see a full on Wind Waker style cell shaded Zelda again.
  • wingsdjy - September 13, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    For some reason, I had it in my head that the graphics would be more realistic. A bit of a letdown for me in that regard...

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