If you watched webmasters Jason and Cody’s video on their impressions of the Skyward Sword demos playable at E3, you might remember that there were three separate playable demos from different parts of the game: a dungeon, a boss battle, and the new flying transportation system. GameTrailers have uploaded footage of the entire boss battle demo, where Link faces off against the newly named Demon Lord Ghirahim (previously dubbed Debbie by Zelda fans).

There’s some interesting things to note in the trailer, which you can view after the jump. Check it out – definitely worth a watch.

One interesting thing to take mention of is how terms like “murder”, “bloodshed” and “life and death” all show up, suggesting that Skyward Sword may be a more mature Zelda title than what we’re used to. What are your thoughts? Post a comment and let us know!

Source: GameTrailers
  • KyleLink

    Lord Debbie Ghirahim, you are still FABULOUS!!!

  • Blizzeta93

    My name is not DEBBIE!!
    I much perfer to be indulged with my full title: LORD GHIRAHIM.

    • Lucas

      Demon Lord Ghirahim

    • Soulless Creature

      Ok Debbie. πŸ™‚

  • shadownin

    Call him by his proper name or I will hunt you down and break your………………………………….

  • Saboo16

    If miyamoto really wants this game to be the best in the franchise, then why did he chose this graphic style? Link's lips looks awfull.

    • Justin

      I personally like the graphics style, I do agree, links lips don't look great, but in most footage it's not really noticable, and during the game you'll mostly be looking at his back, I honestly have a bigger issue with Ghirahim's lips, but to condemn the graphics style based on lips would be nitpicking, which in my opinion is most unwise.

      • TheMaverickk

        I support the graphics 100%, the lips look fine to me, people just don't know art.

        Goddam people… look at your own lips, they are a different colour then the rest of your face.

        in any case though people need to get over this minor detail. Also if you look at Twilight Princess he had prominent lips as well;

  • Ganondox

    GhirahimxLink πŸ™‚

    • Zachattack8888

      Oh my… No… Just…. Absolutely not… xD

    • Casual Vader

      Oh wow, I actually shuddered reading that…

    • Vyo

      Oh, man… You know it already exists.

      • Zachattack8888

        Rule 34….. *Shudders*

  • mini link

    it looks sooooo good omg we need a release date!!!

  • TheOnlyHeroIsLink

    its releasing in December πŸ˜€

  • zelda4ever

    Awwwww…. Debbies throwing a tantrum.

  • cloverplayer

    wait does he actually die in this? is it like the final boss? or just a mini boss? if it's the final boss I won't watch it because it would give it away, but if it's just a mini boss I'm fine.

  • O__O

    1:50 is kind of an awkward shot.

    • Ammy

      Haha, yeah it is. What a creeper -_-

  • TheMaverickk

    No…. no Baby Ganon.

    Girahim isn't a baby first of all… and he has a lot more bloodlust issues then Ganondorf.

  • I like Debbie!

  • Ashmic

    you guys are so behind lol its not that hard to update a website

  • Ashmic

    and btw if you study Ghirham's body language, he is more psycotic then Ganon and zant, he is somewhat nervous/psycotic twitching his fingers, agitated. And The Tongue thing, And I HATE to say it but maybe, it might be a hearts,diamonds,spades, clubs thing going on, he said "we" so idk…

    • TheMaverickk

      You mean like in Golden Sun Dark Dawn πŸ˜›

      Hopefully this isn't the case. I don't think people should read into the characters visual style.

      I actually think there may just be a sort of visual theme with the diamonds in this game. Similar to how Majora's Mask has a 4 parts theme.

  • robotortoise

    Ghirham seems like a cross between Vaati and Zant. He behaves like Zant, psychotically, but, in appearance, looks like a taller Vaati. This guy should be the main villain. I'm tired of Gannondorf being revealed to be the "true" villain towards the end of the game…

  • TTL

    How can anyone complain about how Link looks in THIS trailer!? Seriously, look how EXPRESSIVE he and Ghirahim look!

    Okay, that needs an explanation. Look how EFFECTIVELY expressive they look. This is the first time I've seen Link actually react convincingly that doesn't come off as hyper exaggerated cartoon (Wind Waker) or vapid staring (Twilight Princess).

    I'm exceedingly impressed with this. I could give a damn less about the continuity, use of "classic" Zelda elements if I can get a story as expressive as this trailer. Wow!

    • Zachattack8888

      I love their designs I just wish they'd tone the blue of Link's eyes down a teensy bit. Other than that everyone looks… fabulous… heh heh heh… xD

      • prada

        i love the blue of his eyes! maybe make everything else even more colorful instead? so it matches

        • Zachattack8888

          That would look great too! They just stand out a lot from the rest of him! Either way he still looks great!

    • TheMaverickk

      I'm so happy I'm not the only one that felt that Link in Twilight Princess had a vapid staring face for every emotion. The closest to emotion I think you see in the entire game is when he's riding on horse to save Colin from the Bokoblins.

      I can't wait for this Zelda title for Link's emotions.

  • TriAuz64

    i agree.

  • Hylian Loach

    WOOT! Another Mature Zelda perhaps!

  • X x7

    Amazing, I can't wait for this game now! And Debbie has a really long tongue…

    • Vyo

      …My imagination is running wild right now.

  • cantthinkofagoodname

    at 1:49, link gets a hickey…

  • wetqwet

    Ugh, Link looks so stupid in this.

  • Lucas

    I am fond of prequels execpt for the fact it gives away some of the plot line. Debbie dies…

    • TheMaverickk

      LMAO….. could come back in the future though πŸ˜›

      Evil beings tend to get revived from time to time.

  • dark valoo

    Is there a reason that the triforce is left out of the hyrule royal family crest on the door? Just pure speculation, but it sure does make you wonder what is going on behind that door.

    • TheMaverickk

      I don't think there's a connection yet between the Hylians (or whatever name the people of Skyloft go by) and the Triforce.

      The Triforce became a symbolic treasure to the Hylians after they learned of it and found it for the first time.

      There had to be a period of time in history when people didn't know about the Triforce… similar to how in Wind Waker people had forgotten about it, and it's name twisted from ages of rumors (into the Triumph Forks). I think the people of Skyloft don't even know what the Triforce is.

  • Twilit_Dragon

    Looks good, I haven't read up on stuff in a long time, but seriously Debbie someone named him? HAHAHAHAHA

    What freak came up with that name.

  • BellaKazza

    Is it just me or is that the gay-est dressed in drag Zelda character ever?

    • Zachattack8888

      Haha very funny, prick. That's not cool man. There's plenty of other words you could've used besides gay.

  • AzTno

    what ifff ghirahim is actually a woman and the mother of ganondorf? :3

  • Aidan

    This game is gonna be awesomeeee πŸ˜€
    Debbie is one creepy but awesome villian xD
    So does anyone know if this game comes with motion plus??

  • Murasaki-Mary

    Debbie has a human ear! At 0:56 – 0:57 if you slow down the video, you'll notice that his left ear is not Hylian! πŸ˜€ He's gotta be half something else! This further supports the theory that he might not be purely evil as he might be half Skyloftian and something else?

  • Chris

    Does anyone else find it odd that Ghirahim uses “our” and “we” instead of “me” and “my”?

    • Sol

      Maybe he has multiple personality disorder

      • TheMaverickk

        Our could imply that there is another Ruler, or other Lord like him.

        Or he could be seeing Our and We in regards to the entire race of demons which populate the lands of Hyrule.

  • zoobah

    it would be awesome if, in this game, Ganon is someone normal and not neccessarily evil, but over the course of the game we seee how he turns into a badass mentalist. We could have ourselves a brilliant origins story.

  • Soulless Creature

    "You may call me Ghirahim. In truth I much prefer to be indulged by my full title: Lord Ghirahim. (Link draws his sword) Did you really just draw your sword? Foolish boy."
    At that point Link should have said "You may address me as Link, or by my full title: Link the protector of hyrule, the one chosen by the godesses, the hero of time." Then they fight.
    P.S This was rubish it's just my thoughts on what I would find to be a good thing for Link to say, and I know this Link is not the hero of time. Hmmm (me thinking) he could be, who knows? maybe Link is always the same and when he dies he comes back as a child and has no memory of his previous life.

  • John Johnson

    ..Did anyone else hear the engie from TF2 yell "Teleporter down!" at around 1:37?

  • The way Link grabbed that Heart Container…It's like he's saying: "Is this okay mommy?"

  • Before battle, the cape fades away…. so strange.

  • Lancelot-sama!



  • cukeman

    words are not gore, in Zelda II the plot revolved on Link's blood being sprinkled on Ganon's ashes and it wasn't a "M-rated" game (so to speak) I am sure SS will be an 'E'

  • trimph forks

    Or he could be using the "Royal We", which is when a ruler says "we" when s/he means "I"…. Guess we'll see! πŸ˜€

  • Lauren

    Hey did anyone notice when he flipped his hair like that when introducing himself his left ear is not pointed at all it is round and normal looking (no wonder it doesn't stick out…)

  • Monaster

    Wow. The first thing Debbie does when he meets Link is hit on him. I. REALLY. NEED. THIS. GAME.

    • Monaster

      Also, the look on Link's face when Debbie stood REALLY close to him was HILARIOUS! He was all like "Bad touch! BAD TOUCH!"

  • Monaster

    And how exactly is "gay" something vile and disgusting? I suggest you pick your battles carefully.

    • Monaster

      You could easily insult a LOT of people by using "gay" as an insult.