New Trailer: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Comic Con 2011

Who doesn’t love The Legend of Zelda? As you should already know, Nintendo is releasing another sequel to their extremely popular franchise this year titled “Skyward Sword.” A new trailer was unveiled at the San Diego Comic-Con, which you can see right here:

So what can we gather from the new trailer? The similarities between this and the E3 trailer are huge but there are some subtle differences here and there. As already confirmed Link starts of his new adventure in some kind of Avatar-esque floating island in which the population uses large, brightly coloured birds to fly around on. Of course since this is a Legend of Zelda game Link’s love interest is going to have to be kidnapped and this time she falls into the mouth of a giant whale. Damn.

The trailer shows of a bit more swordplay with Link fighting giant spiders and three headed monsters, also swinging on vines and running boulders through lava. It also shows off the mechanic we saw at E3, in which Link hits a specific blue rock in the centre of a room the whole area transforms from a dull brown to a brightly light, colourful environment in which grass can grow. Near the end of the trailer it is confirmed that the recurring race of Gorons will be returning. You’ll remember these guys from Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker and many other Legend of Zelda titles.

Skyward Sword looks to be a step in a new direction for the series. With a brand new art style combining the cell shading and bright colours of Wind Waker with the realistic proportions of Twilight Princess, it also sports some flying and sky-diving. The Legend of Zelda certainly has a long history behind it and is not a stranger to completely reinventing itself, and in turn the adventure games industry as a whole. 

Are you excited for the new Legend of Zelda? Let us know in the comments section below.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be released before the end of the year and is set to be the last big title for the Nintendo Wii.

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  1. […] It is safe to say that the music in many Nintendo games are easily recognisable, and this is certainly true when it comes to The Legend of Zelda series. Successful games composer Koji Kondo can happily credit The Legend of Zelda series as some of his finest works. 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of Zelda, and announcements have slowly been occurring throughout the year to mark this. Last month, Ocarina of Time got a reboot on the Nintendo 3DS, whilst news of Skyward Sword has currently been expanded upon via this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. […]

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