Aonuma Interview Reveals New Zelda: Skyward Sword Details

In a Famitsu interview, translated by 1up Eiji Aonuma revealed a few more details about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. For those extremely wary of spoilers, you may want to watch your step here.

First and foremost - this time round, apparently Zelda is not a princess.

"She's not a princess this time," claimed Aonuma, "which is something I'll pretty much have to put forth right now in order to talk about this title. She's a childhood friend, but she goes away in the midst of the game and it's Link's job to search for her.

"This game's plot is something like a school drama, you could say. The flying sequence at the E3 demo is Link competing against his classmates. One of them looks kind of a like a bad guy, as you saw, and he shows up in other ways in the game too, since he has a major thing for Zelda."

In addition to certain shake ups with how the plot unfolds, both Miyamoto and Aonuma decided to play around with items, in an attempt to make Zelda less of a traditional, familiar experience.

"With previous Zeldas," stated Aonuma, "the common pattern was that the really neat items wouldn't show up until later on in the game. You need to have the basic item set or it wouldn't be Zelda, so the new items tended to get shunted to the latter part of the game. [Shigeru]Miyamoto said that had to change, like 'This is neat, let's bring it out from the start.' So a lot of neat new items will show up pretty early on."

For a few more details, including information on the new hub world, check out the 1up translation here.

Eiji Aonuma Wraps Up Zelda: Skyward Sword's E3 Showing [1up]


    I cannot wait any longer for this game. I need it now.

    Wow, Zelda NOT a Princess? (TETRAAAAA!)

      Tetra was still princess Zelda with the rightful title and ancestry. I'm not sure how I feel about Zelda being just the girl next door; not because I have a thing for royalty but because that's how the mythos of the game works: The hero, the princess, the villain. The Triforce of Courage, Wisdom and Power.

      Why would some commoner chick that does nothing but get kidnapped have Triforce of Wisdom?

    Link will be the Princess this time.

      Does that mean there'll be a bonus game where you play "tuck-back" with the wii-mote?

        He starts the game as a female princess and finds his male bits later.

        In a treasure chest.

        Why am I now imagining Link doing the Buffalo Bill dance from Silence of the Lambs..

    For those of you who ever thought that Harry Potter needed just a little bit more Zelda.....

    Very interested in this now. I think a shakeup was needed for the console games.

    "She’s a childhood friend, but she goes away in the midst of the game and it’s Link’s job to search for her"

    And then she is discovered and she is now a princess.

    So obvious.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now