Hey guys! Check out this brand new trailer for the upcoming Skyward Sword, straight from E3! Skyward Sword has now been confirmed for a release later this year for the Wii, putting to rest the rumours of moving it to the Wii U.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer! You won’t be disappointed.

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  • starwebs1


    • KingdomHearts

      so freaaaking epic riight ??? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Kolmaspyora

    there is also more pictures and artwork out!!

    • Art1st4786

      Where did you see the new artwork? I'd really like to see! *fangirl squee*

  • master marshmallow

    oh my god, the birds….. are they the birds on the shield?
    so much theory stuff is going to come to light in this game…..

  • Ashmic

    I literally died

    • starwebs1

      Then how are you posting this? =D

      • HeikkiV

        Ever heard of zombies?

      • Siaarn


        • Soulless Creature

          Fairies can bring you back to life. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Chad

            so many ways to be reincarnated in Zelda Now witch one will I choose

          • Paffe

            I would go for the fairy, definitely! It's obviously better than becoming a ReDead, and reincarnating on the start of the dungeon is just annoying! There can't be any better way than fairies! Sure, it does tickle a bit, but that's just getting used to.

          • GorCoronSumo


        • Armaggedun


    • Broseph

      is that good or bad?

  • CEObrainz

    They couldn't have made a better trailer, the music sounds more appealing to me now. Gold remote too, Nintendo I love you!

  • MYKe1217

    Looks amazing to me, but I guarantee there will be split reactions and some people will be outraged. I, personally, cannot freaking wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • xxx

    bulbasaur @1.16

  • Kargaroc

    Giant birds that are reminiscent of Kargarocs… *heart*

  • Becky

    Who's excited for the concerts!?

  • Beka

    This trailer gives away some of the early plot, and it's similar to twilight princess: Link has a good friend (that is a girl) who is kidnapped/lost and he has to go save her. similar or totally different, I don't care, awesome trailer!

    • TheMaverickk

      The "losing a friend" plot has been a part of the last 3 Zelda titles… it was the reason why Majora's Mask takes place (although he never finds Navi), his little sister was kidnapped in Wind Waker… and in Twilight Princess a good portion of the villages kids went missing too.

      My guess is the girl is equivalent of Zelda… she seems very Zelda-esque.

    • coolgirlluvsupre

      Exactly the same plot as phantom hourglass. Similar to spirit tracks, but zelda's spirit is still there. That storyline has been used to many times. I hope they make a real good twist in it.

  • Ammy

    Ah tears of happiness….
    I'm really sick of this word, but… this is epic. The last few seconds gave me chills.
    Anyone else get a vibe of some LxZ?
    I'm so excited! Best year ever.

    • Zachattack8888

      Yeah I did! I kinda hope Link does get some action w/ Zelda for a change!

  • Manuel

    Does anyone else think the blonde girl looks like zelda?

    • Vampz

      I do. And I hope she is !

      • coolgirlluvsupre

        That IS zelda.

        • Judas

          You Besta Be Right! ^_^

    • UltimateZeldaFan!!!

      I think the blonde is Zelda from the clothing and hair.

    • Light of Life

      Did you also notice the hyrulian family crest on her dress. (Light of Life)

  • Zachattack8888

    I got chills from watching this. I also lost my breath for a moment. I think I'm gonna die I'm so freakin' excited right now. *Nerdgasm*

    • Dark Valoo

      good so i'm not the only one that had one of those. Holy crap that was so frickin amazing!!! I'll be dreaming about that every night until i have that game.

      • Zachattack8888

        Hahaha!!! I'm so pumped!

    • Light of Life

      I'm right with you there. *nerdattack*

  • Jake

    Awwwwe, This looks amazing! i just dislike links chick lips… but i think zelda is so cute in this!

    • ha yeah, I hate those lips!

    • wwmm

      … Dear God, please fix Zelda's lips

  • The blonde girl bears a striking similarity to Zelda, the birds there are most definitely the origin of the wing-like things on the shield (especially when they open their wings), and to be honest the diamond dude's voice sounds like a softer Ganon.

  • unknown

    Its confirmed that the blonde girl is zelda, because gametrailers posted a demo showing link catching a golden bird, and when he caught it, the text said: can't wait to show this to zelda

    • kwuz

      since this is supposedly set before oot, the tradition of naming zelda the princess probably will come from this game.

      • Teengamer

        Actually, in the booklet for Zelda II ALL girls were named after and in honor of the ORIGINAL Zelda, which is the one you saved in that particular game (although she had been sleeping for hundreds of years).

        • Mugen K. I. Kagemaru

          That was then. This is now. Retcon? Probably.

  • DoctorYou


    • winddreamer

      what about when it actllay comes out? ohhh… thats what she said…

    • UltimateZeldaFan!!!


      IT IS THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    …and I Jizzed-In-My-Pants!!!

  • I can't stop watching it

    • Zachattack8888

      Me too!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Paffe

      Neither can I!


    1:01, do I see the OoT sage of light??

    • Art1st4786

      It definitely looks like a younger version of him (and I mean that in the nicest possible way XD). I think you're right! I think that's Rauru!

    • zeldarules

      ZOMG, Your'e right! O_O

    • Zachattack8888


      • Zachattack8888

        Sorry about the double post but I thought many of you would enjoy this:

        "it has been confirmed by Aonuma himself that Skyward Sword will come before Ocarina of Time."

        So yeah, I'm 90% sure that's him.

    • Shaelyn

      I was thinking it was Kaepora Gaebora

  • Soulless Creature

    Old man is back ! and Link is not to be messed with. Zelda is there, the giant birds look a bit like the one on Link's sheild and Ganon's been beaten so many time he's not a threat any more so Debbie is the enemy for this game.

    • Chad

      at least we think chances are he's an instigator for the game like Zant was he probly just starts it thats how most Zelda games go
      wierd capricorn chancellor guy in spirit tracks=Demon guy
      skull kid= majora
      don't assume ANYTHING!!!

      • TheMaverickk

        Your probably right that this new antagonist is likely not the final boss of the game.

        They usually like to throw a twist in somewhere. On the flip side it does say straight up "Demon Lord". So obviously he's still very much an important figure.

    • gavin

      if this is set before oot then ganon would not of beaten as many times as you believe.

  • NewSSTrailer

    SS Link is so look like to TP Link. Nothing against it, but.. C'MON!

    • TTL

      It's pretty much the exact same character model. There are some changes to the outside, be he moves exactly the same which . . . is really distracting if you're visually attuned, which I am. Not to mention the bizarre continuity implications . . .

      • ArrJay

        Originally this game was supposed to have the same graphics as Twilight, as they were both pretty much being developed at the same time. Gets my hopes up for continuity. Anyway, they probably just liked the design, and wanted to stick with it. They made him to emote better as a character, and style change needs not alter such a thing, right!

      • Casual Vader

        The way Link moves should have no bearing on story continuity. If that's not what you meant then I'm not sure what you were trying to say…

  • dragonchi26

    **Speechless (In a good way)** (After watching new trailer)

    • sydney

      you are right i think.

  • Mr.Linkypoo

    uh…uh…..uh cool? or is that to weak of a term.

  • zoraluigi

    Can't wait for Hombre and the other theorists to rip this to shreds. I'd like to see what they have to say.

  • Mork

    Excellent trailer, Nintendo.

    When I first saw it, the birds reminded me of an actual bird called the shoebill.

    • HylianHero

      Yeah I thought the same thing, I'm glad it's not just my eyes

  • Siaarn

    ;o; Shoebill storks <333 I'm so effing excited oh goddd

  • supergiraloz


    • Mugen K. I. Kagemaru

      Name is confirmed to be Ghirahim.

  • Anonymous

    Wait a second: city in the clouds, travel using birds, Link&Zelda are good friends, and the main villian looks like Vaati? Do I smell the Minish cap, my favorite(and first) Zelda game?

  • Kath

    That lady in the kitchen made me think of Anju…that's cool.

  • Bob

    @1:01 King of Red Lions?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    • cloverplayer

      it looks a little bit like him but he wasn't even in Oot so more likely the sage.

  • ArrJay

    Hmm. Grey skin, white hair. Two different characters in this vid have those same aesthetics. I wonder… Gredo, or Twili ancestors?

    • cloverplayer

      maybe both?

  • zeldarules

    Yeah, I pretty much loved it, but I think the blond chick Isn't Zelda.
    She has a pretty prominent jewel on her chest, which bears quite a resemblance to the one on the blue girl from the first poster (who of course appears later in the trailer after the chick is pulled into the cyclone thingy).
    I think what may have happened was that she was caught in that cyclone, and became that blue girl.
    Perhaps she has the spirit of the Skyward Sword inside of her, and that the cyclone released it somehow, kind of like Naruto and the spirit of that fox thing ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just a thought.

    • zeldarules

      Or maybe it WAS Zelda, and she was just turned into that girl… or something… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Teengamer

      So? What's wrong with changing Zelda's character model?? And it was confirmed that her name IS Zelda. ๐Ÿ˜› I guess that ends the speculation.

      • zeldarules

        I hadn't read that game quote about "you should show this to zelda", I was just rambling on. :p

  • prada

    Link looks like a polish guy/girl .I for one love links androgynous look…gives more to look at :D~—–kinda off topic….but Okay everyone here that loves zelda(everyone), play Okami for the wii, you will lovvvee it, its more Zelda than twilight princess!!!

    • Zachattack8888

      That game is soooo entertaining lol.

      • Chad

        the DS version is good too!!

  • Zarco

    Oh my freaking god I love this trailer. All the environments and graphics look amazing and we get some good looks at like everything. The girl looks like Zelda, and she probably is… her design's great though, as is Link's. The birds are a great travel mechanism (and could be the shield emblem), and Skyloft looks so much fun. Also, anyone else see the dude at 1:00 being Rauru? He just gives me that vibe…

  • JGWentworth

    This could just be me, but if you pause when Debbi's coat flies up, it kind of looks like 'his' chest is a little puffed out. Could 'he' actualyl be 'she'? Hmm…. That would be the first female villan since Veran (assuming it is the main villan)

  • cloverplayer

    debbie looks like an awesome protagonist that constantly appears as a kind of mini boss, which I love. They haven't had that in a zelda game yet so it would be awesome ๐Ÿ˜›

  • TheMaverickk

    1:00 minute mark:

    Rauru! It's only a brief glimpse and I'm sure this is arguable… but the character looks strikingly similar to the design of Rauru from Ocarina of Time. At the very least it's his ancestor.

    It also makes sense that he would be reincarnated as Keapora Geabora being from a kingdom that uses birds. Some would say that it can't be him since we see him in Ocarina of Time's future… but the truth is that Rauru only exists in the Sacred Realm… it's possible that his form in Ocarina of Time is merely a projection or placeholder for his physical form. Seeing as how sages seem to be able to turn into light/energy and fly about it obviously means they aren't contained and restricted by a physical form.

  • 2797

    i think i peed a little. after i cried of happiness

  • x4dennis24

    looks amazing. This and uncharted 3 were defiantly the best games at E3

  • 2797

    A, B, C, and D are the things that Zelda is about. oh, and saving the world. or a princess.

    • Chad

      Epona's the best but that Shoebill bird thingis just as cool hope he's a recurring character

  • Sanity's_Theif

    The gameplay looks great

    The textures just look awful though, it's not a painted look, it's just blurry

    That's right ZOMG something negative about SS!? ROARZ!!!, let the hating commence

  • 2797

    who was that third person jumping off the pier thingy onto the birds? <at :38ish>

  • fastZ

    The blonde chick is def ZELDA! Clothes hair, everything. Or she's a look a-like, that's why she was captured.

  • Graphics are much better then last year and music is amazing…I'm starting to get that old feeling of excitement I feel whenever a new console Zelda game is on the horizon! Presents for other people can wait this Christmas, I'm buying Skyward Sword first!

    • TheMaverickk

      I wouldn't say the graphics are better (graphics is kind of the technical specs and visual style), but it's definately more fleshed out. The amount of detailing that has gone in to make enemies and locations more interesting and engaging is phenomenal.

  • SuzetteRGreinwich

    Hey, did anyone else notice that when that blonde chick (Zelda?) is riding her awesome bird thingy, she's not wearing that shoulder scarf thing, but when she gets sucked away by the giant windfish-looking thing, she's wearing it again. Could this mean that these two clips are from different parts of the game? O.o

    Omg, I am so stoked for those huge birds.

  • theONLYzeldaFAN

    not gonna happen so play cod

    • GorCoronSumo

      The green tunic is Link's trademark!

  • Z-MAN7

    The game looks like it will be a blast to play. There were so many interesting things happening at once, I can't wrap my brain around it.

  • aeolus

    Idk…. I wanted it to look a lot…. better. The graphics I mean…. The game looks fun as hell, but it kind of looks…. bad (not colors or brightness, that I like) Im still really excited

  • WHO?

    Anyone else think SS Link looks like CD-i Link?

  • Moogle98

    @ theONLYzeldaFAN::: What do you mean? What’s not gonna happen now? I am rather confused. :/

    Hoshiz, this game looks good! Bad textures aside, it looks like this is gonna rock when it’s released. Now I just need to acquire the money to get it with… >D<

    … Am I the only one who doesn't like the looks of these shoebill birds? They look a little too… weird… for my liking. Hopefully I'll get used to them when I play it. :/

  • Tomdabomb

    Oh, fuuu..dge yeah!

  • guest

    link and zelda friends (maybe bf gf) at begining, bird=epona? the wind fish/whale thing from ph eats zelda?

  • I'm late for school.

    I don't care, Zelda is greater than my education.

  • phantom

    awesome! can't wait!

  • gavin

    why does it look like zelda looking chr gets eaten by the wind fish?

  • Paffe

    Laughing pure happiness!

  • erik

    that lead penguin is the cutest Zelda character i've ever seen!!

    • erik


  • Pickle72

    1:00 Is that Rauru?!

  • Zelda Lover

    I know you guys are probably really gonna hate me for this….but…were'e all allowed to have our opinion right?….well i'm really REALLY not a fan of the new Skyward sword thing right now. The first trailer looked amazing, beautiful even, with all the past Zelda games links running through a vortex. But now i'm not looking forward. At all. I mean Link's lips looks a bit …well girly. mixing TP and WW really doesn't go well with the way the way they did it. I'm not a fan of zelda's new design either. A bit young and…not mystical like TP. I feel quite annoyed with myself for this is the only LOZ game i'm not looking forward to. I'm sure you guys could hear me out. Thanks

    • TheMaverickk

      Seriously the reason I absolutely am in love with this Zelda is for the visual style and it's character designs.

      The characters actually feel fresh and new, not just redundant and extended designs we've seen dozens of times.

      You have these awesome scenes of Link heroically leaping off cliffs, trying to reach and save Zelda… all with very strong emotions. Last years E3 trailer was sparse in comparison to this years… so I'm not quite sure how you felt last years did more to get you excited to be honest.

      Either way to each their own… if you aren't digging then you aren't digging it. It's a shame though that you aren't.

    • 2797

      so your basing a game on the main characters lips?

      • Zelda lover

        Well no…It's just link looked so awesome in almost all the other games, and seeing as this is THE link character your going to be playing as, it just looks odd with him having rosy red cheeks and big pink lips. So i'm not judging the game just on his appearance though. I'm also not a fan of the motion plus idea. I have fond memories of playing zelda when i'm RELAXED. I've been a fan for years so i'm not a hater or anything. thanks

        • cloverplayer

          don't worry, he looks awesome once he has his cap and tunic!

  • sacredwater

    Did any one noticed that Link's pierces are red? around 27s. Then its blue in rest of the trailer.
    Is it just a mistake or there is a reason??

  • licawolf

    At last, we can see some hints of the story, not just the gameplay, let the speculation begin! how exciting!This is going to be a fantastic year for Zelda fans… I can't wait for this game!

  • Maxxxxxy

    I have heard allot of dislike towards Links lips. I have to agree they do look a bit odd. But I actually like it. It really helps to shape his age. His body features growing un-proportionality in his teenage years. Which of course evens out as one gets older.

  • Cooldude

    Amazing. Beyond words.

  • molgera98

    This is COOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • OoTfan

    I think the so-called zelda could possibly be aryll, a.k.a links sister from the legend of zelda wind waker. the only problem is that she looks older in this one.

    • Skyward Sword is set before Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker is set after Ocarina of Time.

      She's not Aryll.

  • Hylia

    This is an awesome trailer! I love it at the end where Link jumps and then there is the title!
    The girl must be another one of Link's crushes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ArrJay

    Thought provoking.

  • GorCoronSumo

    "See if you can fly so good with egg in your face!"

  • Trey Gracyalny

    amazing to bad links hair doesnt look as good as usual either way that is amazing just WOW

  • Saria_Forest14

    Nintendo seems to have a serious faddish with red. First it was Epona, King of Red Lions (Which was one crazy looking boat man. It creeped me out!) and now this birdy friend Link will be riding around on. No complaining, it's just funny is all. PLUS the fact the logo is red, which MIGHT have something to do with it, LOL. Otherwise, Zelda is cute as a regular ol blonde. TP had her hair darker, but going back to the basics never hurt anyone ^.^ The fact she ISN'T royalty as in most games is also a new twist I'm enjoying. This way a cute little relationship could blossem between Link and Zelda. MAJOR potential over all! Can't wait!

  • Sideray

    For some reason the girl makes me think that this game will be the origin of hyrules royalty. Perhaps she is the chiefs or the leader of skylofts daughter, and that tornado that she falls through only to end up in the mouth of some kind of whale, could perhaps be a gateway to another dimension, a timewarp, or a point where the darkness is forged and or originated, or it could be just some floating whale that likes to eat people.


  • sydney

    i thout they were gonna do ocorina put it looks okay to me.

  • Sean

    Oh my gosh! Such good graphics! Oh and, word to the wise: BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sean

    Guys, go to YouTube and type in: ''The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword.'' Another trailer is on top.

  • trimph forks

    0:58 OMG STEVE!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ And Debbie at the end! ๐Ÿ˜€ I can't wait to play SS!!! :DDD

  • The Zelda serpent

    Soooooooooooooo exited for this game. Looks so EPIC