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

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

The second of Game Informer‘s exclusive Skyward Sword preview videos.

The third of Game Informer‘s exclusive Skyward Sword preview videos.

 Four Swords: Anniversary Edition trailers

Japanese debut trailer for FS:AE

An extra minute of gameplay for the game, showing old and new scenes

  • Majin Kai

    Must. Not. Watch.

    The spoilers…Augh!

    • tenacioustwitch

      I know what you mean it's so hard!!! =[

    • cloverplayer

      At this point, I'm just not watching any videos related to Skyward Sword, unless its a trailer

      • Keimori

        Same here.

        • Chozo Knight

          the second video down is spoileriffic, the rest are not as bad

        • 666

          Well, my "not watch spoilers" diet is destroyed since a certain family member of mine has been struck by an addiction of the discussed topic.

    • Guil.

      I actually feel repelled by all videos that may contain spoilers. Makes it easier not to watch them. Very easy indeed.

    • SonicJ


      GameInformer was very careful not to spoil anything significant.

  • Soeroah

    Spoilers…Should I read? I usually don't get to play a game without having spoiled it. When does SS come out? November? Two months. Better than Kingdom Hearts 3D's six+ months.

    Rrrgh. Two months. Eight weeks. Sixty-ish days. Can I go that long without reading them?

    …Mabye I'll read the top one. Damn, that was more than one. That was the whole page. Still. I wonder if [REDACTED]

    • themisssinglink

      For that it's worth, I'm doing my best to avoid spoilers. I read each of the articles EXCEPT the two that I marked as spoilers. (And probably the link where all of the Game Informer scans are. Heh.) I watched every video except the "4-minute" long video for SS.

      I don't feel like I was spoiled too much. 🙂

    • tenacioustwitch

      at they have a countdown meter. kinda cool. As of this message it is about 57 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes and 20 seconds. =]

      Super excited I CANT WAIT! 😀

  • You can craft your own items? I'd put the Jelly Blob you get around the bomb and then throw it at an enemy and watch it stick to him. And as the bomb flashed red I'd run away and let it chase me until it blew up. =3

    SS FTW!

    • sadsad

      thats awesome

      • Oh…Possom!

        And you're a freaking d!ck!

    • Soulless Creature

      I would put the claws on Link's gloves and then slap wats his face garahim (I don't know his name) for threatening Link. Also is the parachute optional. 🙂

      • The parachute is an items you can voluntarily select. I just wouldn't advise letting Link fall all the way to the ground…though curiosity might make me try it out. 😉

  • cloverplayer

    epic box art!

  • Keimori

    D: Why oh why nintendo? Why dose Japan get the better box art?
    I thought NA's box art was brilliant before I saw this masterpice.
    Well I better find a high resolution picture of it and some quality paper for my printer. XP

    • The box art which we have is the limited edition one c:

      Our regular box art has yet to be revealed.

      (Unless it was shown recently and I missed it)

  • aeolus

    ….there's some stuff in there I wish I didn't read…. oh well

  • lolfail

    Summarizing nearly 2 weeks of constant information influx into 8 bullet points.


    This is how you do summaries:

    • GTFO
    • Nick

      Maybe not everyone wants to read tons of spoilers so that's why they linked to them?

    • bradley

    Nice to see Zelda Universe back up! The Game Informer Skyward Sword videos are epic especially number 4 with Link rolling on the ball like in Super Mario Galaxy and Scaldera spitting fireballs!

  • Gustwing

    Gahh! Seriously! I promise, from now on, I will not watch anything from Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword unless it's a trailer! That 4 minute video ALMOST killed the game for me! Showing of (I hope not) Every temple boss in the game! HOW DARE THEY!

    • TheMaverickk

      I would assume that they wouldn't reveal anything absolutely spoilerific in the TGS gameplay video.

      TO me they just showed some new weapons and items… one new area (which wasn't that new because it was already showed in a small portion in a past trailer).

      Not to mention that the brief glimpses at mysterious new characters and moments only pique my interest more.

    • Ashmic

      uh at the most they revealed 2, just because its cutscene doesn't mean its a boss

  • heroofmasks

    hmm beedle dare they have tingle the greedy person who wants to be a fairy but hell never be we will see lol man cant wait for ss

  • Jean D'Eu

    Oh, me likes the japanese box art. Is a lot more… "skywardish" than the gold one of ours.
    I'm glad there's a second quest, I hope that means the game is about 50 and not 25 hours long…

    Also, over 100 minutes of cutscenes, I wonder how much did Twilight Princess have…
    So much goodness in one game.

    • Ashia

      Have you played Golden Sun Dark Dawn? Man, did those people like to talk! I just hope it won't end up like that!

  • Ashmic

    did anyone else get a shadow of the colossus feel? im so freakin syked!

    • Xavier

      Amen brother

      • Ashmic

        'sister XD

  • TheMaverickk

    Absolutely can't wait…. most anticipated Zelda game since Majora's Mask. I think that was the last Zelda game that I couldn't help but play on day one.

    • avert_from_the_norm

      I'm going to not only play it day one, i'm going to go for as damn close to 24 hours straight playing as i can XD

  • Well, looks like I'm going to be buying a Wii. Damnz. I want Tetris, too. One helluva fall.

    • Keimori

      You mean you HAVEN'T bought a wii yet? man, you've been mising out sir.

    • Anon

      …Are you fucking serious?

  • Alissa

    Watched the uprgrade trailer. I must say that I've never seen Link so happy to get such random items! And the Bari Sax player playing the blacksmith's theme must have had a fun time playing that. I'll have to find the music and have one of my Bari Sax friends learn it! 😛

    • Stacy

      I thought it was a Basson.

      • Ashia

        No, it's a Bari. A Basson is just a giant Oboe.

  • robotortoise

    Wow. They both look great! Only a few days until Four Swords appears on the eShop! *squeals*

    • Alissa

      What is the date on that, btw?

      • robotortoise

        September 28th.

  • GorCoronSumo

    It looks so realistic when Link cuts the spider web!

  • Ashia

    I LOVE the way the birds are animated. It's just so… gorgeous and realistic. You can tell Nintendo has put a lot of love into this game.

  • Vaati~lover

    wow, i am so excited, i was disappointed at first because the graphics didnt look as good as TP but now it seems like it has poteintail

  • Leendy

    OMG!!! Should I read the it even though it contains spoilers? GRRRR NOOOO!!!! RESIST!!!!!!! TT.TT I can't wait to get the Skyward Sword bundle on Amazon!! Anyone wanna give me $70? ^^;

  • ThePostman

    This game is looking great!

  • mkd

    I'm sorry but your website is still glitched.
    The homepage has a ton of blank space before the articles (not the banner) begin.
    theirs a random play the ocarina like link ad covering one of the articles.
    its even on this page with those two issues.
    With random space then an random ad.
    Keep working on it, its terrible that this website is still like this.

    • TheMaverickk

      The website still has terrible add pop ups that take up the entire webpage as well. Hopefully they get rid of them eventually.

  • djoftime

    Will you be able to use arrows on Eagleback? That was be FREAKING SWEET!!!! I'm fairly certain they didn't go through the trouble to do so though 🙁 I just kinda saw that giant boss when Link was flying on the eagle and thought "I want to shoot arrows at him."

  • Soulless Creature

    This is going to be the best game for the wii.

  • Spirit

    I'm really excited for Four Swords! I love Four Swords Adventures, but I've only played the original Four Swords twice. I think I'm going to be playing it a lot now!

  • MDK

    About F***ing time! Spirit Tracks took the first step in the right direction with Boss Rush, but now we FINALLY have Hard mode. It's their first time though, so here's hoping they did it right.

  • avert_from_the_norm

    Hey, to all of you being all, oh no, SPOILERS!!!! I just hafta say this, i read this stuff, it's not really spoilers, so much as a summary of the general knowledge, mainly the stuff from game informer this month. You want to avoid spoilers… has a page full of worse stuff…and i can say that from just the very first line of the first bullet point, those are some serious spoilers. all i can say is, don't even go near it, because i'm beating myself over the head right now to stop myself from reading those GOSH DANG SPOILERS…such as, for example, ghirahim's motive(s)…yeah…

  • DragonChi

    Where exactly does it say that you can craft "new" items? The link they gave only leads to a zip file with artwork, a video and a very brief fact sheet. All of which don't say/show anything about crafting new items. So would someone be so kind as to direct me to an information source that DOES.

    Thank You

  • Twilit_Dragon

    Beedle is in it again, when you go in his store he says, "Ooooooooooooooooooh" LMAO