CoverAccording to GameInformer, the next issue of GameInformer magazine will be nearly devoted to Skyward Sword. This includes:

  • 24 pages of Zelda info
  • Out of those 24, 14 pages are a Zelda retrospective on every major Zelda title to date
  • The rest is coverage on a hands-on Skyward Sword experience, after 6 hours spent playing never-before-seen portions of the game
  • The Silent Realm is explored
  • New gameplay mechanics are explained, i.e. dowsing and flying
  • Aonuma discusses the evolution of Zelda
  • A whole month of online coverage will also be launched, which includes exclusive videos of Skyward Sword!
Hit the jump to see the official statement from GameInformer!

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, one of the most memorable and beloved series in all of gaming. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve devoted 24 pages of our October issue to honoring Zelda’s past and looking forward to its future.

Beginning with a look back, we have a 14-page run-down of every major Zelda release up to this point. We’ve split this retrospective into a series of personal essays explaining why each of these legendary games mattered to us. After this history lesson, you can dig in to a 10-page exclusive hands-on with Skyward Sword, Nintendo’s upcoming Wii swan song. We spent six hours playing portions of the game that have never been seen such as the mysterious Silent Realm, experienced brand new gameplay mechanics including flying and dowsing, and spoke with long-time series creator Eiji Aonuma about how Zelda is evolving for the future. All of this info and more awaits in the new issue, and we’ll have a whole month of online coverage to back it up, including exclusive videos of Skyward Sword and a ton of fun features paying homage to 25 years of Zelda adventures.


Issues will begin arriving in subscriber’s homes next week, andย Game Informer Digitalย will go live on Tuesday, September 13th.”

Source: GameInformer
Via: GoNintendo
  • Christopher

    They also have a 45 minute long podcast talking about their favorite Zelda games. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BeanyMcFishPaste

    Silent Realm? I looked at that for like 5 minutes trying to figure out if that was the next installment in the Silent Hill series…. I was trying to figure out what that had to do with Zelda….

    I thought it was called the Siren World.

    • Caleb

      Two separate things, possibly? I'm just going by what the magazine says. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I'm wondering if "Silent" was a typo in the article. I just checked out the Siren World for myself today, but for there to be three worlds in a single title? That, to me, is unheard of.

    • Siaarn

      It's either a seperate thing, or Siren is engrish for Silent.

      • Chad

        you do realise that a siren is something from greek myth they were bird people who could sing so well that any man sailing by on a ship will be lured in to the island to their death!

        • kris

          they said engrish
          as in mispelled or mistranslated english

    • ???

      Come on ZU is it SIlent Realm or Siren World?

      • Caleb

        When we know we'll tell you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alexander

    where can i read the oct issue?

    • tenacioustwitch

      can buy it at any gamestop.

      • mcdude910

        Where can I read it, illegally? ๐Ÿ˜› Is there a website where Game Informer scans are available?

  • Dowsing? WTF? Can't wait for the issue though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Ty_

    Dowsing as in finding treasures with the sword acting as your dowsing machine. One of the two elements they mentioned at the E3 roundtable; the other being the Silent Realm.

  • Linkfan

    What's dowsing?

    • mcdude910

      Dowsing is using a long device (pole, stick, SWORD), to find things. Some believe that it can help to find paranormal activity such as ghosts, etc. In Skyward Sword, you will be dowsing for treasure with your sword.

  • Link looks like he's ready to take on anything. 8)

    • anon

      You sure like whoring yourself out on this website, don't you?

      • Am I not able to put down my views as I see them? Because that is what I am doing; I'm not "whoring myself out" to anyone, not sucking up to them. So please don't fault me for sharing my opinion. I do the same as everyone else.

        • zzz

          it wasn't your opinion. you stole it from someone at zeldadungeon from the exact same article and it was the highest rated comment in there.

    • Soulless Creature

      What about an arrow of death in the back ?

      • I'm afraid that you exaggerate the meaning of the expression. It implies that he isn't afraid to face anything, such as going up against Ghirahim.

        • Soulless Creature

          I know, but it's a joke; there is nothing to protect him from behind so he couldn't take it. Plus he's fictional and comes back from the dead so no one gets hurt. Zelda isn't suposed to be serious it's a game to be played for fun.

          • Sorry there…I guess I was a little steamed by the reply above.

            I agree. Even if Link was shot from behind, he'd just lose a heart or less.

          • Soulless Creature

            Thats okay dude.
            P.S You're the coolest person on ZU.

          • mcdude910

            Agreed. Well, at the risk of "whoring myself out", I would have to say the admins, but you're pretty much the coolest member.

  • Daaang, will anyone be scanning this in? No GameInformer in the UK :c

    • aeczlp

      i share ur pian its not sold in Canada T-T

    • mcdude910

      Yeah, I would like news to a possible Game Informer scan site, if anyone finds one.

      • Silver-Lynx4

        what can be worse? being latin-american
        i want that magazine D:

  • Ashmic

    my sub. just ran out FML

  • TTL

    I'm definitely interested in picking this issue up, but I'm still sort of avoiding information about the game so I'll read it later. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Mermuffie

      i know what you mean, but im gonna be very careful about what i read from now on ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • chancho

    dang my subscription just ended

  • lozlover

    cant wait

  • PhantomVII


    • Soulless Creature

      Realy… it sounds very quiet to me.

      • mcdude910

        Even though I'm sure they meant "Siren", a "Silent" realm would be very interesting. I imagine sword slashes would be very muffled, but I don't really know what it could look like. I imagine it would be similar to the Twilight Realm in TP.

  • Shut up and go look for Waldo. XP

    • mcdude910

      Could you please tell me what it was that (s)he said? Or at least, the gist of it (As I'm sure the admins would not like it repeated)?

      • I only remember something about "Where's Waldo" subscriptions being more worthwhile and that we'd better get out of his house and that he wouldn't shoot unless provoked. 0_O

        Just a bunch of trollish things like that.

  • Kierra

    SO badass. I'm buying two copies if I can find them at the store ๐Ÿ˜€

  • TriAuz64

    when is the four swords thing for dsi going to be available?

  • mer

    i don't know if i get skyward sword or twilight pricess…
    anyone help me solve this!!

    • zzz


      • mcdude910

        If you had to choose, definitely go with SS. Not only is it worth much more, it would seem to be a superior game. Plus, TP wasn't fantastic in my opinion.

    • escapism

      Get TP. Play it until November. Then get SS. Play it till Nintendo release MM 3D. Then get MM 3D play it till ……. Become Zelda addicted.

    • Silver-Lynx4

      i would get SS babe ๐Ÿ˜€ TP wasn't THAT awesome,just sayin'

  • Merq

    I want this… but I can't think of how to get it to Finland ๐Ÿ™ Even if I got one, I'd have to not read it before SS comes out, I want no spoilers. How could I get one… waaaait, I have some relatives on the other side of the Atlantic. I don't really know them though, it would feel a bit silly asking for such a thing… But it's not wrong to ask. :p I wants it…

    How much does this thing cost anyway?

    • Merq

      …now I'm thinking, we have GameStop in Finland, so do they have Game Informer here? I guess it's possible, but I can't remember if I've seen any. Must go check. Also must check other stores that have a wide selection of international magazines. You never know.

      • mcdude910

        …or Ebay.

  • Aiden

    If this game were a potato, it would be an awesome potato >:D Can't wait!! what's the silent realm though? =o

    • Silver-Lynx4

      the most epic potato ever

  • Okami

    noo, please why? No spoilers. I will now have to hide away from the internet until SS is released.

  • Allison

    I can't wait! My mom still has to pay me back my $20, so I think that'll be enough. XD