In our excitement and eagerness to share with you some of the details from the recent Nintendo Power interview with producer Eiji Aonuma in our previous article, we managed to overlook some sizable tidbits! You certainly let us know, and for that we thank you!
First of all, accept our humblest apologies.
Second of all, hit the jump to read about them!
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One of the most intriguing things that we forgot to mention in our previous article on the Nintendo Power interview with Mr. Aonuma was the demo area seen in the E3 trailer. Many people (including Craig Harris of IGN fame) assumed that this area seen in the demo was simply a demo area constructed solely for the demo–a sandbox–and would not feature within the final game. Not so, according to Eiji Aonuma. This is actually one of the first bits of Hyrule that Link travels down to from Skyloft:
“It represents a very early stage where Link, for the first time, travels down to the realm below the clouds.”
Mr. Aonuma goes on to explain why, although that area will be in the final game, we shouldn’t take everything we saw in it as finalized:
“That being said, the giant skeleton that you fight when you go inside the tree, and the giant scorpion, aren’t in those locations within the game. We just put them there for the demo version.”
He also clarifies that while this area seems an awful lot like a dungeon, it is still considered a “field” thereby representing their new take on the dungeon/overworld structure that they have been mentioning in interviews for the better part of a year now.
Also, we should not take the eight item slots (as seen in the demo) as fact. That HUD was built specifically for E3 and there may be more item slots than eight.
And finally, Link has the ability to travel between Hyrule and Skyloft, and this is not done via a Pegasus version of Epona. So what is Link’s method of transportation? Mr. Aonuma would not say, but we’d love to hear what you think! How will Link travel back and forth between Hyrule and Skyloft? Let us know in the comments below!