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Gallery: Link Heats Up Skyward Sword

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Are you excited for the November 20 release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword yet? Well, Nintendo just released a little bit more information about the game to tease you along, this time about Eldin Volcano and the Mogma people.


Eldin Volcano and the Mogma: After battling Demon Lord Ghirahim in Skyview Temple, Link™ travels to Eldin Volcano where he meets the Mogma, a new race of subterranean creatures. The Mogma help Link traverse this fiery environment, giving him a multitude of tips along the way.

New Items: In the Eldin Volcano area, Link receives additional items, including Digging Mitts and his first Bomb Bag. With the addition of the Bomb Bag, players can collect bomb flowers, which are essential to puzzle solving. The Wii Remote™ Plus controller offers players a variety of ways to use bombs. Players can throw bombs using an overhead motion or roll them like bowling balls, even putting spin on their trajectory. The Digging Mitts allow players to dig for secret items in marked areas on the ground. In the Earth Temple area, this ability helps Link locate the pieces he needs to open the door to the temple itself.

Earth Temple: In the Earth Temple, players balance Link on a giant ball as he rolls across pools of molten lava. In this temple, Link must navigate a steep incline while facing the boss enemy Scaldera, a large rock-armored creature.

Harp: As in previous Zelda games, music plays an important role in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and is integrated into game play. Using the Wii Remote Plus controller, players can play a variety of songs using a new Harp item.

So I guess instead of the Gorons, we get the Mogma. And instead of an ocarina, we'll get a harp. But I feel like the Digging Mitts are new. Although they seem vaguely familar. Like Link went digging in one of the other games, but my elderly memory being what it is, I can't be sure... Oh, but now when you want to throw a bomb, you can also roll it towards your target like a bowling ball. Just the trick for getting bombs into tiny little holes! Anyway, here's some pretty screenshots to illustrate all of it!

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4 Comments

Keith said:

Link got a shovel in at least one of the old Zelda games, and could dig up items while in his wolf form in Twilight Princess. Maybe that's what you're thinking of? And being able to guide your bombs a la a bowling ball sounds like a good use of the controller and in terms of gameplay (guiding into holes which would normally be out of reach) reminds me of Ocarina of Time's Bombchus, the little bombs with mouse ears on them which would zig-zag forward once you set them down and detonate when they hit something. I recall a few situations where skillful use of the Bombchus could get you some otherwise-inaccessible items.

Sach said:

Link got a similar item called the Mole Mitts in the GBA game The Minish Cap. It allowed you to dig up items and burrow through certain walls.

They were more versatile than the shovel and I'm glad to see they're making a return.

Wootini said:

Ah, The Minish Cap! That's why I only barely remember it! Thank you!

And Keith, you'll notice when you play it that Link's items all make good use of the controller. In fact, if you've already played Wii Sports Resort, you'll know how to do it all already! Archery, bowling, even the flying. They control identically!

ironmouse said:

I've watched a couple of vids and I love the music! It's a lot more expressive compared to previous Zelda games.
Looks like this will be quite an interesting Zelda game :)

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