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!