So our server outage last week couldn’t have come at a worse time. Nintendo’s Skyward Sword and Four Swords: Anniversary Edition marketing engine has begun to spit out little clips and screenshots of the most anticipated Zelda game at an ever rapid pace, and… we weren’t able to cover it as they were all coming out. That said, we’re going to do our best to make it up to you. If you haven’t been out hunting for all the latest content, we’re going to give you a octuple punch of it all at once. That’s right; all of the Zelda coverage from last week… all at once in one place.
For starters, we have not one, not two, but eight videos all featuring gameplay regarding one of the two Zelda titles. You’ll find those at the bottom of the post after the jump. But for now, let’s talk about all of the juicy facts awaiting us in our two upcoming Zelda titles.
Things we know about Skyward Sword
- The Japanese box art has been revealed.
- There will be a second quest / hard mode that is unlocked after the first time through the game, thus explaining why the game will be 50-100 hours long.
- The upgrade system will be able to craft new items in addition to upgrading existing ones.
- Game Informer has published their Skyward Sword issue of their magazine, and Zelda Dungeon has scans of the article on their site.
- Nintendo of America announced that there would be over 100 minutes’ worth of cinematic cut scenes.
- In addition, there will also be a boss challenge mode, and the hint movies in the game are strictly optional.
- GoNintendo has a very spoilerific rundown of features and facts about the game. Click at your own risk!
- Nintendo Everything ALSO has a different but equally spoilerific set of facts about the game. Click at your own risk!
Skyward Sword trailers and videos
Nintendo of America’s trailer revealing the item upgrade system.
Four minutes of gameplay from Nintendo’s TGS conference
A few extra seconds of gameplay feed courtesy of Game Informer
A history of the Legend of Zelda, concluding with Skyward Sword gameplay
Four Swords: Anniversary Edition trailers
Japanese debut trailer for FS:AE
An extra minute of gameplay for the game, showing old and new scenes