A camera recording has surfaced online that shows the partial introduction sequence from Skyward Sword. In the video, the game is being presented by a spanish speaking man on stage and begins the intro, which is in spanish as well, but stops it, presumably as a teaser or he wasn’t allowed to show the whole thing. Video and translation after the break.

I shouldn’t have to tell you, but obvious spoilers ahead.

Zelda Informer provided a rough translation of the intro, which describes an ancient story of a great battle over ultimate power, which a goddess protected, and an evil coveted.

1 – Esta es una historia transmitida por los humanes desde tiempo immemorial. (Fi speaking)
2 – La historia de la batalla más cruenta y feroz jamás vista
3 – De las entranas de la tierra emergio la esencia pura del mal.
4 – Su brutal ataque sumio a las gentes en la peor de las pesadillas
5 – Las huestes malignas arrasaron los bosques, secaron los rios y aniquilaron la vida.
6 – Se anhelo era hacerse con aquello que la Diosa protegia, un poder omnimodo.
7 – Un poder omnimodo… En otras palabras…

1 – This is a story passed down by the people since time immemorial. (Fi speaking)
2 – The history of the most cruel and ferocious battle ever seen.
3 – From the bowels of the earth emerged the pure essence of evil.
4 – His brutal attack plunged people into their worst nightmares.
5 – The evil forces razed forests, dried up rivers and murdered relentlessly.
6 – They desired that which the Goddess protected, ultimate power.
7 – Absolute power… In other words…”

The video goes on as the presenter plays through some of the ceremony where Link and his Skyloft friends race on birds to catch a statue from Zelda, winning a date, something we’ve seen before. He also switches to a dungeon we’ve seen and fights a Stalfos to win a Beetle upgrade.

What is interesting, of course, is the portion of the intro revealing the backstory of the game. A “great evil” apparently causing nightmares over something of great power, presumably over a harp the goddess in the intro holds above her head. One could postulate that this “great evil” is Ghirahim, or Ghirahim’s master, and surely someone you will fight at some point in the game. We all know how this works by now, right? What we don’t know, is the whole context. Since the intro was cut off, we don’t know the end of the story. Perhaps this evil was something that caused the people to flee to the sky’s, making Hyrule, the land below, a place of darkness and malevolence.

What we do know, is that the game is soon to be released, and this new segment of information makes me very excited for the game. What are your thoughts on what the intro means? Is it Ganondorf, or something more sinister?

Source: GameInformer, Youtube
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  • Ashmic

    well the picture is of all the races, maybe its a league of enemies from each race?
    i want this game so fkin bad

  • pjparty

    not really related, but I wanted to share this funny video with everyone:

    • robotortoise

      I went there and thumbed it down JUST BECAUSE you spammed this page.

  • LinkMasterYoda

    hmmmm perhaps its the Nightmares…..

  • prince

    old news

  • Levi

    The best part was the amazing orchestrated music! Absolutely beautiful!

  • It's definitely not Ganondorf; he's already confirmed to not be in it. This will probably be a new villain, and I hope he's ten times sinister as TP's Ganon.

    • Ashmic

      confirmed to be in it, but can't be mentioned?

      • Excellent point, but I honestly doubt there will be any reference to him through the final boss, which is what I meant. We could see some mention of his presence in the game. Trust me, Nintendo is very good about subtle inferences, so I'd be for a small hint. =]

        • Ashmic

          wait did they say ganon wouldn't be in it or ganondorf cause its sometimes speculated that its 2 different ppl

          • Ganon/Ganondorf is not in the game, and I am 99% sure that Iwata or someone confirmed Lord Ghirahim is the villain in this game.

          • Ashmic

            ghirahim actually says "we" refering to more than one villan

          • This is true. Ghirahim said there were "others," and someplace else it was stated he was trying to revive his master.

            @Felix: He could be a villain, just not the main one. Unless this saga is split into two parts, whereas Link would need to defeat the "master" after he was revived (but escapes for now).

          • GorCoronSumo

            "We" probably refers to the "shady guys in red"

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    • pololmejor

      It's actually not that spoiling

      • kamikazemind

        both this and the one before detailing the beginning of the game aren't that spoiling either lmao.

  • The DEMON Lord Ghirahim must be somehow related to Malladus or Cole… Maybe.

  • sikora360

    i paused half way through the video… must… resist for another… month or so… GAAAHHHH!!

  • Twilit_Dragon

    Epic Fail on who posted this because they said it could be Ganondorf

  • Jack

    Goes without saying but the music is incredible!

  • Jen

    Well, it actually makes more sense for Ganon(dorf) NOT to be in this game, because it has already been stated that this is the prequel to OoT. Ganondorf gets his start in that game. From then on, there is only one Ganon, whom the sages seal away but has repeatedly escaped and taken efforts to secure power. Zelda and Link are different in every game, but it's always the same Ganon. So, seeing as he first shows up in OoT, it wouldn't make sense for him to be in SS. But, they could make a connection between Ghirahim and Ganondorf at some point.

    • Twilit_Dragon

      Smartest thing on here reguarding ganondorf related to this game i've read.

  • anon

    God, I really can't stand the way Link poses after he opens a chest… Everything else looks cool though. I guess.

    • Gordo

      Yeah, just listen to you suck up to this site. B<D

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