Really, with more than 70 hours of gameplay within the package, who can blame Nintendo for dumping a massive host of assets off on the press and public on a weekly basis for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Here we are again, with an absolute ton of information and media to share.
We’ll pepper the trailers throughout this post, and you’ll be able to find the screenshot gallery at the foot of the article itself.
Nintendo released these assets and a bit of game information early this morning. First, here’s the Big N’s blip about the Eldin Volcano, a new area that’s featured in the trailer at the header of this story.
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.
Next comes the Earth Temple. Nintendo briefly described this area, as well as included the trailer you see directly above this line.
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.
Finally, the press release also included discussion centered around both the new musical instrument in the game (a harp) and some items Link will encounter during both the Eldin Volcano and Earth Temple areas.
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.
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.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is set to launch on November 20th, exclusively to the Wii. We’ll have more on the game as it comes.