It is possible that even now you can hear someone somewhere saying eeeeeeeeeeeee! The reason why, would be because details have been released that explain a little more about certain aspects of the title. We have the Eldin Volcano, some new items, the Harp, and a little hint of Earth Temple to tell you about.
So lets get stuck into the good stuff!
Eldin Volcano and the Mogma:
After a hard fought battle in the Skyview Temple with the Demon Lord Ghirahim, Link will find his adventure leads to the Eldin Volcano. This is where players will be introduced to a never before seen race known as the Mogma (Is it just me or does that seem very close to Magma… convenient then that they are found in a fiery area!). The Mogma are a race of Subterranean creatures that are also exploring the Volcano. With their assistance, items and advice, Link will scamper up, down and around the Eldin Volcano without a care in the world… Except that of maybe something to do with Princess Zelda, or the Triforce.
New Items to toy with in the Eldin Volcano:
Skyward Sword claims to have never seen Digging Mitts before but being a fan of the series, I seem to remember a very similar item in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. Either way players will use these Mitts to dig up marked areas on the ground and find themselves secret and vital items. In the Eldin Temple players will also be digging for the tools needed to open the Earth Temple door.
It may not be a new item but during this part of your adventure Link will be reunited with the Bomb Bag. As many of you will know, bombs are an integral part to The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo have thought long and hard about keeping this item original. How you throw the bomb is up to you, good old fashion overhead? Sure that works, but now Wii and it’s glorious motion plus feature, give you the opportunity to bowl bombs and add your own spin to the trajectory!
The Earth Temple:
When you last came across a pool of molten lava, how did you cross it? Using a giant ball of course! By the time you have nailed the art of balancing Link on top of a ball you will surely feel ready to head circus bound. Hold your horses though, you will still have to navigate a steep incline and face Scaldera in the temple.
Music and the Harp:
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword wouldn’t be the same without some form of musical role. This time around (as you may have gathered) Link will use a Harp and your trusty Wii remote to play what are surely going to be some very memorable tunes (dooo do doo, dooo do doo, dooo do dooo do doo do do do do… Sorry, lost myself in Zelda’s Lullaby there).
Coupled with what we experienced in our preview, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is shaping up to be an amazing and refreshing addition to the series.
As the launch edges closer Nintendo have promised to release even more wonderful tidbits they feel we’ll be able to handle without exploding. Eeeeeeeeee!
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be available from the 18th of November on Nintendo Wii.
I have been gaming since Christmas day 1989ish, when my siblings and I were given a NES. It had Super Mario Bros and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with it. Although I never completed TMNT, I did get past the underwater level by the dam!
I will happily give any genre a try, unless its something scary. I believe Luigi's Mansion was the closet thing to a horror game that I could stomach. I own a PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and a Nintendo DSi (Serious thought is going into the potential purchase of a 3DS).
When I am not gaming I am usually shouting at Arsenal to take a shot! I can also be found playing football, squash, ultimate frisbee, cooking, or passing the time by making noise. I can do a pretty convincing Jam Jar Lid! ^^