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Title: Nintendo Reveals Lofty Details about Skyward Sword
Post by: King Bowser Koopa on October 08, 2011, 01:28:36 PM

Characters, story, locations, and more! New details come falling to earth. 

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/28025

A huge amount of information has recently come flooding forth from behind Nintendo's closed doors regarding The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, greatly expanding on what we already know about Link's latest - and chronologically earliest - adventure.

In the opening setting of Skyward Sword, Zelda and Link are childhood friends and classmates in their home town of Skyloft, floating high above the clouds. The story begins on the day before an anticipated bird-flying contest in which Link has entered. The grand prize of this contest is an invitation to a special ceremony with Zelda as her date for the event.

Here we're introduced to several characters:

Once Link inevitably leaves Skyloft and lands in Hyrule far below, he finds himself searching for a missing Zelda in Faron Woods, a location first seen in Twilight Princess. As the Skyloft people have never known anything but their humble existence in the clouds, this is a very new experience for Link. The first area he must locate is the Skyview Temple, where Zelda may be held captive.

A few of Link's new abilities have been revealed as well. By holding the A button, Link can now Dash for a limited time, with the use of a new stamina meter. While dashing, Link can temporarily run up walls to grab ledges, and perform various other acrobatic moves. Certain strong attacks will also drain some of Link's stamina, and if it completely runs out his movement is slowed for a moment while he recovers. 

A new race of creatures named the Kikwis, a tribe of animals resembling Kiwi fruit, have been identified as cute, fuzzy creatures that aid Link on his search for Zelda. They must be unearthed via the use of dowsing, one of Link's other new abilities.

When dowsing, Link holds his sword out straight and the player will get visual and audio feedback as they point at various targets. This ability aids Link in uncovering secret items and characters, as well as locating and tracking Zelda's aura once he reaches the Skyview Temple.

Finally, the Slingshot from the trailers has been officially confirmed as one of the first items Link obtains in the game, being controlled using Wii MotionPlus.

More details have been promised to be revealed soon, and NWR will be right here to give you the lowdown.

Title: Re: Nintendo Reveals Lofty Details about Skyward Sword
Post by: Scatt-Man on October 08, 2011, 11:15:02 PM
Might avoid all of that. I've never gone out of my way to avoid details of a game before its release before, and this is definitely a good game to start.
Title: Re: Nintendo Reveals Lofty Details about Skyward Sword
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on October 08, 2011, 11:39:46 PM
A new race of creatures named the Kikwis, a tribe of animals resembling Kiwi fruit, have been identified as cute, fuzzy creatures that aid Link on his search for Zelda.

AHHH IT'S JET FORCE GEMINI
Title: Re: Nintendo Reveals Lofty Details about Skyward Sword
Post by: Ceric on October 10, 2011, 09:46:55 AM
A new race of creatures named the Kikwis, a tribe of animals resembling Kiwi fruit, have been identified as cute, fuzzy creatures that aid Link on his search for Zelda.

AHHH IT'S JET FORCE GEMINI
Sweet Jet packs.


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Zelda as her date
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Title: Re: Nintendo Reveals Lofty Details about Skyward Sword
Post by: BranDonk Kong on October 10, 2011, 02:22:31 PM
The latest Game Informer also has a ton of details, without revealing much of anything at all. The game looks and sounds amazing...could beat out Ocarina of Time if it ends up as awesome as it sounds right now.