Nintendo of America is finally releasing new details about Skyward Sword, enlightening us about abilities, creatures, temples, and items! In case anyone is refusing to know any of that information before they play the game, I’ll put everything behind the spoiler barrier.

Continue for info and videos.


The first video we have is a trailer previewing an ability called dowsing, where Link can point his sword in first person view to find things, even cute fuzzy animals that are hiding.


The second video is a trailer for the officially dubbed Skyview Temple; the temple we’ve seen many times now. There’s nothing much that we haven’t seen before, but it is interesting nonetheless.


Lastly, Nintendo has released some tidbits about the game:

• Faron Woods and Skyview Temple: The forest is the first location Link visits after leaving Skyloft, an island world suspended high in the sky. The people of Skyloft have never been to the surface, so this stage marks a strange new experience for Link. Traversing the forest leads him to Skyview Temple, where Zelda may be held.

• Dashing: By holding down the A Button, players can make Link run faster and grant him acrobatic abilities, such as the ability to briefly run up a sheer wall to grab onto a cliff. Dashing uses up some of Link’s endurance, which replenishes itself over time once Link stops running. Certain powerful attacks, like the spin attack, also use up endurance. When all of Link’s endurance is used up, his movement is slowed dramatically for a few moments.

• Dowsing: Fi, the spirit of the powerful Goddess Sword and Link’s guide, informs Link that he can use the sword to search for things through dowsing. In dowsing mode, when Link holds out his sword, the sword will beep and provide visual feedback when pointed in the direction of the intended target. This technique can be used to search for many objects and characters in the game. In Faron Woods, Link uses it to search for Zelda, guiding him to Skyview Temple, where Zelda’s aura can be detected.

• Kikwi Tribe: The Kikwis are cute, fuzzy creatures that Link encounters while exploring the forest, resembling a kiwi fruit in animal form. Link can search for the Kikwis in the forest using dowsing. In return, they will help him on his search for Zelda.

• Slingshot: This is one of the first items that Link receives in the game. While it’s not very powerful, it can be used to stun enemies and activate objects in the environment. As with many items in the game, players aim the slingshot by moving the Wii Remote™ Plus.

What are your thoughts? Just how cute are those Kikwi things? What kind of items can we find using dowsing? Why do we always start with a slingshot?

Source: Nintendo, Kotaku
  • wk27172

    Every new trailer just makes me want it that much more! why does November seem so far away

    • totally I'm like omg why is october even 31 days like can't it just be 31 hours.

    • Every good thing is coming in November. I can't even list them all, it's overwhelming!

  • Dimitris

    nothing new..really¬_¬

  • TheHappyMaskSalesman

    i love gorons and zoras, but nice to see they are adding brand new races now. gorons and zoras can get boring lol

    • rookie

      Yeah, Im a huge zora fan, and we already know gorons are to be in ss, but im very exited about that…cute…thing. 00

  • I'm totally looking forward to it! 😀 It's also exciting that the Skyview Temple is the first dungeon. I've seen a lot of E3 gameplay of it and I already can't wait to play it, so it's great for me that it's the first one, so I can get to it quickly 😀

  • rookie

    Dowsing is a great idea!! At first i was mad there was to be no compass (wich i'm so very used to) but i think it's a great use of wii motion plus. Can't wait 4 november!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ashmic

    How can they taste terrible when they look so cuuute!!!!!

    • GorCoronSumo

      I think it must be a reference to the Gorons in the Fire Temple in OoT.

  • aeolus

    I never once thought of a kiwi when glancing at one of those things… oh well. Anyone seen the Japanese Faron Woods video where Link slashes a big red mushroom and a Kikwi screams "fuck you!!"? Its hilarious!

  • It's only 41 days left and I for one CANNOT WAIT TILL IT COMES OUT. I know they are most likely fine tuning every detail they can. But there is a little vioce in the back in my head that says they are just screwing with us and the game was done about a month ago. Damn I wish November would come faster!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TheMaverickk

      The game actually could potentially be done… most likely is actually. It is likely in the heavy testing stage and fine tuning small little details. Probably going through last pieces of translation, and soon will be in the process of printing copies onto discs to be shipped en-mass.

      Either way I'll be one of the first playing it, lol. Can't wait.

      • Yo the game is done.On G4 (which is a tv station) Had the co-creator playing it lolz.Im like omg you son of a *****. lol

  • TheMaverickk

    I wish they would put the boomerang in as the first item found.

    At least the boomerang does the same things (stun enemies/hit switches)… and at least it doesn't become obsolete when you get the Bow & Arrow. In Ocarina of Time you could have both items cause only some were usable by the young Link.

    In games like Twilight Princess it's useless after the second dungeon. I don't doubt that the same fate will befall this slingshot… unless it has a more impressive upgraded form.

    • Chucannon

      After obtaining the bow, I see absolutely no reason to still use the slingshot… as usual. And I heard they're also adding a crossbow. It's ridiculous how many items they add that are just clones/upgrades, ESPECIALLY now that there's an upgrade system. It's like Brawl all over again, with all the clones

      • GorCoronSumo

        However, the bow will be more for long ranged stuff in this game, as it takes longer to ready than the slingshot. The slingshot will probably be used for a quick ranged attack.

      • lovesloz

        IDIOT the crossbow is an upgrade

    • lovesloz

      ok in this game the singshot is for rapid fire because the bow and arrow is more like aim… and fire

    • amrole

      I agree, I wish the boomerang was one of the first weopeons too!!!. This beetle looking thing; seems like a slower verison of the boomerang. Its going to slow down game play. very irritating… Its cool after the upgrade.

  • Gerudude

    Very curious who that white guy is he's fighting in the temple. Anyways, forest temples are always first. Probably mountain enviroment next, and then water. Like we're used to.

    • The white guy near the end? He's Ghirahim, whose name was confirmed long ago. He will be the Boss of this Temple.

  • peteriuss

    thumbs up fan boys! SKYWARD SWORD is coming on oktober on 10 days!!!

    • lovesloz

      maybe for press though maybe press already has it

    • Groose

      I wish!

  • peteriuss

    or in 10 days nvm about grammar much

    • Gerudude

      you mean 10 weeks…..right

  • I love how Link can climb up vines and ladders a lot quicker now.

  • SuperDude526

    A kiwi fruit in animal form…you mean like a kiwi bird? 😛

  • stupid ads now hack into your speakers and say: CONGRATULATION …

  • Omg i love how you can now control how fast he runs.I love Legend of Zelda games.Why can't they have an early release.

  • blj

    I didn't wanna read the spoilers, so i quickly scrolled down.
    Zelda Universe, can you please get a Skyward Sword Countdown Clock PLEASE <3

    • lovesloz

      that is zelda informers thing

  • Jean D'Eau

    November… seems… so… far…
    I guess I could freeze myself until November 20th.

  • I somehow feel like playing all the Zelda's at once now.

  • Xanox

    This is the game thats going to finally pair those two together. I just know it. unless he blows it by not talking, oops guess he cant too bad link lol. 😉 I only joke 😀

  • Hyrule's Shadow

    I especially like the music when you are fighting the skeleton! It sounds so funny! 🙂
    I LOVE Ghirahim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is so much better than Ganondorf! Who's with me?
    Can't wait for it to come out!

  • zora

    hey guys can someone please tell me if zoras will be in the game?

    • TheZeldaMaster

      I think so , i saw a trailer with a fish looking character in it,which would probably be a zora

  • I think their may be 6 areas under the sky , The Faron woods, The Eldin volcano, The Lanayru river, The desert/crystal mines and a sacred grove/swamp to time travel also a hidden shadow or a dark version of Skyloft which has fallen into Hyrule, not to mention the silent/siren realm which is just a parallel world like the Twilight realm.

  • Guil.

    If Kikwis are the Pendas I love them.


    Ghirahim? That is his name? I saw other trailers with him in it and he looks like a really cool villian. I cnt wait, but I dont really have a choice :(. Hehe, and maybe…Zelda and Link…I might as well stop pretending like those two could actually get together. The only affection I see between them two is at the end of Spirit Tracks, when they hold hands. Aww, I know it wnt happen:(