Behold! New Skyward Sword footage has been released today. Not one, not two, but THREE new trailers available to watch.  Needless to say, spoilers abound; you have been warned!

The first one is the general Opening Trailer of the game. We get more of a glimpse of the land beneath Skyloft and more shots of the bird riding feature. Something else we haven’t seen in the previous trailers, Link’s trusty companion, who will be helping him solve puzzles throughout the game by pointing his sword in specific directions. Now, for something really new. An instrument! It resembles the harp that Medli had in Wind Waker, and could possibly play a very important part in the game. The rest of the trailer shows more of the fighting, shopping, new characters and some of the weapons that mostly resemble the ones from previous Zelda games.

The second trailer is the Romance Trailer. This is basically a trailer that gives us hope that maybe there IS love between Link and Zelda. It shows her giving a letter to her bird to mail to Link and then the bird riding clip which everyone saw at E3. But, just when thing’s start getting romantic, she get’s swallowed by  a whale. Too bad.

Lastly, the Combat Trailer. This is a little sword fighting demonstration from a very early point in the game. Like some of the previous Zelda games, Link always had some sort of instructor to help him with the different sword techniques, e.g. vertical slice, horizontal slice, jump attack etc. But now, we’ll be having to do everything ourselves, since our Wii Remote is basically acting as our sword. An advantage of this, is that we won’t have to remember the certain buttons to press at the same time or where to position or anything. We can just slash our sword wherever we have to by waving our remote.

That’s it for now. Remember, Skyward Sword is only less than 2 months away! Not bad at all. We’ll keep the site updated on new Zelda and gaming news regularly!

  • Ashmic

    they won't play!!! T_T I'll check later

    • GorCoronSumo

      I know! I saw them on youtube.

  • GorCoronSumo

    Old guy with the crystal ball looks like Fanadi meets Jovani.

  • Namcoking

    Interesting that in the shot of Link running up the stairs he has THE actual Master Sword.

    • Maxi G

      .. Why is that interesting? It has been known for a long time that the game would be about the origins of the Master Sword. That's why it's also in the logo at the end lol

  • Phi is already fast becoming my favorite character in this game.

    Whoa, Zelda almost burst Link's personal bubble. 8D

    • Murasaki-Mary

      Yeah, that girl just got right in his face! XD Heehee!~ A sweet yet agressive Zelda. <3

    • ChainofTermina

      yeah, and it's about frigging time.

      • Ha, indeed.

        Good to see you again, CoT. ^^

    • Drizzt

      do you mean FI?

  • blj

    my brother and i have been zelda fans since oot. i was only 1 when it came out, but i remember it somewhat o.o. today, my brother pre-ordered skyward sword for me <3. we haven't been this close since twilight princess. i love zelda. and i love my brother.

  • TheMaverickk

    There's a very clear Sheikah symbol glowing on a door in the new trailer to boot.
    Seems like the Sheikah are more associated with gold glowing in this game.

    Also I just love the scene of Phi dancing on the water surface. So much character in that first trailer…. every character seems so distinct and with such personality. Not to mention so animated as well.

    Also I wanted to correct Zelda Universe that Zelda isn't swallowed by a whale… she's swallowed by a spiny scaled bipedal big mouthed beast. They showed a bit of Link chasing after it in the 4 minute Miyamoto walk through. Although there is a flying whale with weird eyeball parasites in it.

    In any case this is all so amazing, cannot wait to play on November 20th

    • ChainofTermina

      that scene where Phi is dancing almost looks like it'll be how Link learns new songs. you know, the same way that Elvis impersonator and those two frog looking wind gods taught Link in Wind Waker? I think Phi will be the ones teaching us melodies, and she'll be doing it through dance. which is a neat idea.

      • GorCoronSumo

        That will be so cool if they do that.

  • Callin

    I see Beedle!

  • Jean D'Eu

    "(…)just when thing’s start getting romantic, she get’s swallowed by a whale."

    That made me lol.

  • Super

    I just got a boner.

    • Gordo

      OMG, really? Becuz I just got a care. Oh wait, no I didn't. We're here to talk about the game, not bones, so that's prolly why! B(

    • Skankyone

      if your hawt.. call me…*
      snort snort

    • guide

      … not nesesary. AT ALL.

    • That one guy

      Was that your sperm at 1:04 in trailer 1 then?

  • Wheatley

    That doesn't look like Medli's harp… It looks like Sheik's in OoT!

    • cloverplayer

      or both? 😉

      • TheMaverickk

        No… it's Sheik's harp…. Medli's had a face kind of design on it. Now that could just be the Wind Waker interpretation of the harp…. but there is no mistaking the fact that this Harp is the exact same as the one Sheik used…. same little hook endings… all gold with a solid gold band across the top.

  • I'm not into all that lovey dubby stuff, but the second video almost made me cry.

  • A GORON!

  • MillThrush

    I am LOVING this orchestrated music. I'm so in love with it, I can't even focus on the other awesome aspects of the trailer at the moment.

  • Puddy


    I already know who Ganon is. It's the guy at 0:46 on the first video. I'm 110% sure it is.

    • saidou

      it's actually not. just sayin

    • Fyrus

      His name is Groose and he's supposed to be Link's rival.

      • Puddy

        My point exactly. Think about it. It doesn't HAVE to be Ganon himself, could be his father, grandfather, etc.

        • TheMaverickk

          ……………… This is the biggest stretch of a theory ever. Just because he has a rivalry with Link? I've heard he does change and has an integral part in the journey process, but…. I don't think he's an ancestor of Ganondorfs.

          Considering that the other races exist in the land below, I would assume that the Gerudo also exist down below. So in reality I would like to think that Ganon's grandfather or something is from the land down below. Who knows maybe the Gerudo's even have a connection with the monsters below in Hyrule… gotta play the game and find out.

          • GenoKID

            For a moment I thought you were talking about the clip just before it. Look at that one a little more. It's a little familiar, and may be related.

          • Twilit_Dragon

            UGH enough of the Ganon theory, this is before Ganondorf's time and there is no supreme force called Ganon, who made that up anyways?

        • ZELDAFREAK

          ya but ganon is green skinned freak

        • Twilit_Dragon

          Gerudo male ONCE every hundred years, do you NOT pay attention to the storylines?

  • Keimori

    Beedle! It's Beedle! My faveorite weirdo frrom the series, he's the stange pedler that just..shows up in some cartoon fassion, with none of Tingles creepyness!
    I so hope his shop is an bicycle power flying machine, that'd be sweet.

    Also, anyone note that the sceen of link and zelda playing the harp is vary simular to when he learns the song of time in OoT?
    Mayhaps the harp has an telepathic mesage macine built into it like the ocarina. XP

  • saidou

    Go get 'em Phi. Show 'em what you got! 😀

  • KingDodongo1

    Link and Zelda are so freakin adorable in the second trailer.

    Wow, I have a serious soft spot for that stuff.

  • Airë

    I laughed during the second trailer.

    Does this make me a bad person?

    • Tiff

      Oh, I laughed hysterically through the ENTIRE THING. XD

      FINALLY, there’s some blatant ship-tease! I swear they were going to kiss at one stage… Nintendo, stop being evil and make it canon, please!

      It’s nice after TP, there was NO Zelink in it at all. T_T


  • zelda freak

    wow so when Zelda went to close to link i think they cut the part out where they kiss so i think they a dating

    • TheMaverickk

      Naww….. I don't think so. The body language just implies that she is very much flirty and interested in him. It seems more like she's just invading his personal space as to get his attention (more so then she already did).

      Could be wrong, but I don't feel like Nintendo would cross that moment in the first hour of the game. I could see a kiss or something come out of their connection late in the game, but not so early.


        i kind of agree with you

  • A person

    In this game link is a little "tight in the britches" and gets a villian to match his estrogen!

  • threemagekings

    Quick note: the sword practice session is the same as in Majora's Mask :3

    Just sayin'. .3

    • TheMaverickk

      Well the sword practice in Majora's Mask was completely optional…. but it rewarded people with hearts and stuff if you bothered to do it.

      This will probably be mandatory in order to progress. Still nice to see logs used over a friggen scarecrow…. not to mention he gets a metal sword as opposed to a beating stick…. honestly Twilight Princess why did your first hour of gameplay suck so much…… so much. So boring….. so bad.

      • threemagekings

        True, but as you pointed out, it's done exactly in the same way: several logs to cut in different ways. Even the place is very similar, and I wouldn't be surprised to find one of those metal-thing-I-can't-remember-the-name-of like in Clock Town. xD

        And true, true xD

        • ZELDAFREAK

          ya and in majora`s mask if you make a wrong cut the guy makes a big deal and screams.. . KWAAAA in this the guy looks a bit nice than that guy in Majora`s mask

          • threemagekings

            For all we know that is xD

            What's keeping him from being someone like the Happy Mask Salesman who turns to the devil himself in a snap? xD

  • TrustMe101

    *fangirl squeal* 😀

  • jessica1995

    the sheikah is the hyrule king

  • Kierra

    I love Link's expressions in the second trailer! Especially how he's all sleepy when looking at the letter… so cute 🙂


      ya and he was on the floor sleeping when he got it he had a great night of sleep probably

      ! )

  • Bingo

    The "Romance Trailer" was really pretty.

  • Soeroah

    The first trailer's music reminded me so much of music from The Wind Waker. Then, at the end, when things started getting 'intense', I almost expected the reverse-Zelda's-Lullaby music to start playing for a few moments. I got chills when it didn't.

    • Soeroah

      Derp, that was the romance trailer. Totally overlooked the first trailer and thought it was a screenshot.

  • Murasaki-Mary

    The myserious character surrounded by a golden glow is a she, and obviously must be important if link is running after her. However, like Ghirahim, she has a white tear shaped tattoo on her LEFT cheek, similarly shaped heavy eye makeup, and even a lopsided uneven haircut.

    Is she related to Ghirahim? I don't know, but I DID see the Sheika eye of truth design on her abdomen! 😀 She has blonde hair and red or maybe brown eyes. Shiek had blonde hair and red eyes in OoT. So I am fairly certain that either the Sheika or the Sheika's ancestors are in this game.

    I also wouldn't be surprised if both Ghirahim and this girl are both parts of the "Interlopers" that we hear about in Twilight Princess or at least somehow tied into it. The Sheika have to get their magic from somewhere, right? However, maybe some of them will turn into the Twili permanently and be banned to the Twilight forever, and others will become the Shieka and serve the Royal Family?

    Yeah…I know it's a dumb theory, but I just have a lot things bouncing around in my head. So I thought I'd at least share. ^^;

    • TheMaverickk

      Shiek technically wasn't a Shiekah…. technically it was a Hylian disguised as a Sheikah. Impa is really the only true Shiekah that has been in any Zelda game. Sure other characters have been implied to be Sheikah, or are a descendent of the Sheikah…

      So technically white hair and red eyes are the only traits we have been known to see in the Sheikah. Mind you it's totally possible that Sheikah were at one point gold haired… or you have many different colours of hair. Although red eyes seems to be a defining characteristic since it was apart of the Sheik disguise.

      As for the magic thing…. I don't know if the Sheikah were known for their magical abilities. Well no more then the average Hylian. It's actually possible that the "Dark Interlopers" weren't of one specific race… but could've been a sect of Hylians and Sheikah looking for dark magic… since it seems that all the races were seeking power at some point. I mean you had Hylians among the various races of Hyrule looking for the Tri-Force, the Dark Interlopers were seeking Dark Magic for themselves and created the Fused Shadow…. so I mean to say that it was one race specifically is a tough call.

      • Craig

        Well it would actually seem that in this game – Zelda is one of the Sheikah (she has the diamond on her dress with the stylized version of the symbol around it. Actually, white hair doesn't have anything to do with the Sheikah… It's usually red eyes, the symbol and all Sheikah males have their ears pierced. I have a feeling that some of the interlopers maybe turned to the side of good… I'm sure with the bosses we've seen, we can't be fighting all of those figures in the opening sequence. Also notice how Link has pierced ears, I think he's one of the Sheikah in Skyward Sword without knowing – I'll be looking to see if the other residents of Skyloft bear the same… Link could be a special Sheikah with blue eyes.

        • gward

          Link has pierced ears in every zelda game…Its part of his character. Good job

  • Disciple of Midna

    "…just when thing’s start getting romantic, she get’s swallowed by a whale."
    Thank you conveniently placed whale! =D

    • Craig

      Actually Link has a vision while he's knocked out of Zelda being swallowed – in fact, the game starts (after the intro) with Link having a nightmare about a darkness chasing him and swallowing the world in darkness. Zelda might not actually get swallowed but the monster that he sees swallow her isn't a whale – it's the furry giant boss we see in one of the trailers before the new lot.

      • Ashmic

        no its a whale, watch the gameplay w/ mya-moto whatever its a flying whale/beast w/ eyes on it

        • saidou

          they're two different things. There's a flying whale and there is a bipedal black furry creature with apparently no arms.

  • Ashmic

    they still don't play for me!

  • Link took Zelda on his big bird!

  • TheMaverickk

    I'm still trying to figure out what the music that plays in the second trailer is from.

    I'm pretty sure it's a song based on a previous Legend of Zelda tune… but can't figure it out.

    • Bingo

      Part of it definitely sounds like Makar's part of the Wind Waker theme, but I'm not sure if that has any relevance at all.

      • Craig

        Would you be thinking of Majora's Mask, part of the song at the end of that game 😛 Other people noticed too.

  • Sette


  • Sonic_gurl

    Absolutely amazed right now. Cannot wait.

  • Saria5627

    "But, just when thing’s start getting romantic, she get’s swallowed by a whale. Too bad."
    Stupid whale. You are SO going to die.

    These trailers are great! The romance trailer was cute 🙂
    I cannot wait for this game now!

  • damien

    1.29! a sheikah!

  • Keimori

    Man! I just can't get enough of these Trailers! they're just so amazeing!

  • SheikfreakIvan

    DOn’t you mean “it resembles’s Sheik’s Lyre from Ocarina of Time”

  • Valgaldr

    The music on the "Romance Trailer" is just amazing and sooo beautiful! I almost get tears in my eyes when I hear the music. LOVE IT!!

  • Jess

    The second trailer is everything I never knew I wanted.

  • scyth242

    uh where was the whale? SPOILER?

    • TheMaverickk

      It's not really a spoiler you just see it, it was in this video,

      3:13 mark – You can see the actual flying whale…. it is sort of like the Wind Fish but more evil with lots of eyes on it.

      3:48 mark – the Bi-Pedal beast that swallowed Zelda in the original E3 trailer. People thought it was a whale in that trailer since all you saw was it's spiky gaping mouth, but in this trailer you can see it's this big mouth legged beast with scales.

      So there we go, whale detail explained. I gave the video marks so you can see just those parts if you are trying to avoid spoilers… but really there isn't much there that would spoil the story for you if you've seen the most recent trailers.

  • Cryxok

    If my memory serves, that harp is the same Sheik uses in OoT…


    Nice new Goron, Sheikah symbol on door, Fi dancing on water, Link crawling/digging MGS style.

  • Craig

    Hey Melissa, I'm guessing you're quite new to ZU as I haven't seen you post before 🙂 I was going to say that the harp is the same harp that Zelda (as Sheik) carries in Ocarina of Time.

  • gward

    The Romance Trailer has like the best music ever

  • wwtoonlinkfan

    At 1:07-is that a motorboat? This game introduces a lot of high-tech-looking things!

    • GorCoronSumo

      Not to mention the rollercoaster.

  • Leendy

    Omg I loved the 2nd trailer <3 *fangirl squeal* SO CUTE!!!! >////<

  • TheMaverickk

    This needs to be mentioned but it's a spoilerific detail (well not really spoiler considered it's already been heavily discussed).


    The guy who resembles Rauru is named Kaepora Gaebora.

    So the theory that they were the same character is true. IGN confirmed it today in an article that he is in fact named after our wonderful bird sage (likely to become the current sage of light if you want to take it farther). He is indeed Zelda's father as well. Apparently all this information is confirmed during the opening sequence of the game.

  • Guil.

    The second trailer looks a little like there might be some interest from Zelda's part towards Link but I have a feeling it's going to turn out like Saria in OoT with Zelda sacrificing herself for greater good and leaving those feelings behind when she takes her role as the princess.

  • Drizzt

    the romance trailer was so wonderful that i belive i peed my pants.

    • Drizzt

      I just want to say that i think that links lips are looking fabulous. WHY DID EVERYONE HATE HIS LIPS?!?!?!? THEY ALWAYS LOOKED PERFECT. except that one picture when he is flying his bird around. but i like to think that was just the shading.

  • Drizzt

    that girl at 1.29 i like to think of as one of the goddessess. i know its not true but i think that would be SO FREAKING EPIC! you know… Link talkin it up with one of the goddessess…

  • Drizzt

    look how many hearts Link has in the Combat Tutorial thingy majiggy… and he is still on Skyloft.

  • zora

    will zoras be in this game?

    • YEAHHH

      they already confirmed it.

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  • Zoomer

    I like Zelda and i hope That we Will have the new game soon. Im tyred of waiting