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North America to Get Zelda: Skyward Sword Save File Fix

Posted by James Newton

Everything's not lost

Nintendo Japan's save file fix programme for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to North America.

Affected users can either send in their save file on an SD card or wait for Nintendo to make available a piece of Wii software that'll repair the issue.

Prevention is better than cure, so read up on how to avoid Zelda: Skyward Sword's game-ending glitch.

Update: It'll also be available in Australia. Thanks to reader Matthew for the tip!

[via nintendo.com]

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HipsterDashie

#2

HipsterDashie said:

I suppose it's only a matter of time until NoE announce a fix for us Europeans too then.

Not that it affects me terribly, I've had so much uni work and other games in my backlog I'm yet to even start Skyward Sword (shocking, I know!)

Shirma_Akayaku

#4

Shirma_Akayaku said:

@AtomicWaffles so you know th Maka Wuhu glitch too? well it seems the many racers online go there to take the shortcut. by the way on time trials my record for Maka Wuhu is 1:10.435. Would anyone care to take this challenge of beating my record? You'll receive a congratulations from me.

HanuKwanzMasBif

#5

HanuKwanzMasBif said:

Are new copies safe? Just wonderin', 'cause a lot of people such as myself probably aren't getting it 'till Christmas or later. I'll still take the safe route anyway...

motang

#7

motang said:

Good to know, thanks Nintendo, for the Wii U make is possible where you can patch the games via Internet, instead of this.

Link79

#9

Link79 said:

I'm glad they are doing this but the glitch is really easy to avoid if you do the song of the hero part in the correct order.
Remember the order you visit the three areas at the start of the game?
Go back to them for the last song in that same order.
Faron, Eldin and last Lanayru. Levias even tells you to visit them and the names appear in that order when he tells you where to go.

Ancoma

#10

Ancoma said:

Great for making a fix. I've just began this part, and I wonder why one would go to Lanayru Desert first : usually Zelda games don't let you go where you want till you haven't completed quests in the right order, so it doesn't come to my mind going elsewhere than Faron, and I wonder if the real bug is not that you can go to the third quest in advance ? The scenario strongly push you in visiting Faron first. My guess is that this (nasty) bug will be encountered mostly by people reading the solution before playing, and greedily going to the third quest because they heard of some cool treasure there ... And then even doing so doesn't trigger the bug, apparently you just have to avoid talking to the Goron after completion of the third quest. Hope there's no more bugs awaiting in the corner.

eviLaTtenDant

#11

eviLaTtenDant said:

@Link79: It's still a bad feeling without a fix. I'd constantly be asking myself if i had reached the quest yet and doing backup saves.That makes the game a bit less enjoyable on my end.

Xiao_Pai

#12

Xiao_Pai said:

Sooo...how does this work? Like, I never ran into the glitch, does this like fix the game or I only use it if I run into the thing? o.0

HylianYoda

#13

HylianYoda said:

When I did my first run, I went in the recommended order (Faron, Eldin, then Lanryu). However, when I did my second run in Hero Mode, I decided to do Lanryu first because I wanted to get the heart piece and Hylian Shield as soon as possible from the Boss Rush mode. Also, I did Faron last because, honestly, I find her task dull, annoying, and a pain in the butt.

By the way, I never talked to Golo again, so I didn't run into any glitch. Just simply avoid talking to Golo after getting to the Gorge and there's not a problem. Is there really any reason to talk to Golo again anyway?

eviLaTtenDant

#16

eviLaTtenDant said:

@Eureka (12.): I think it only alters your save file after you ran into the glitch so that you can go on with the game.

@SteveW (15.): NoJ will allow you to download software that will fix the problem. I think NoA will do the same. If you don't have internet access you can send in your SD card and let 'em fix it for you.

rjejr

#17

rjejr said:

I'm just happy to see this to know that near the end of the Wii life cycle Nintendo still cares enough about it's customers to do this.

Well, and I'm about to get the 3rd sacred flame today so I'm probably close to there, one les thing to worry about in life is nice also.

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