Time to battle!

The latest update from Nintendo about Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword reveals more locales and more items Link will encounter along the way in his new journey which, you probably know, is just four weeks away.

Zelda experts may be surprised to hear Nintendo refer to one particular item as "all new" as it bears a striking similarity to a prominent tool in Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, or that the game's musical instrument is "newly revealed" despite its appearance in post-E3 screenshots. But still, we won't spoil anything: we'll let the press release do that on its own.

Link’s Adventure Heats Up in the Eldin Volcano and Music and Gameplay Come Together in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii

21st October 2011 – Nintendo has revealed more details about the captivating areas, items and game play in The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword game, launching exclusively for Wii™ on 18th November 2011. This week, the Eldin Volcano area comes into focus, as well as the game’s connection between music and game play through the newly revealed Harp item. Newly revealed game elements include the following:

  • Eldin Volcano and the Mogma: After battling Demon Lord Ghirahim in Skyview Temple, Link travels to Eldin Volcano where he meets the Mogma - a new race of subterranean creatures that are also exploring this area. The Mogma help Link traverse this fiery environment, giving him key items and advice along the way.
  • New Items: In the Eldin Volcano area, Link will receive additional items including the Digging Mitts and the Bomb Bag. With the addition of the Bomb Bag, players can collect bombs from bomb flowers, which are essential to puzzle solving. The Wii Remote™ Plus controller gives players a variety of ways to use bombs. Players can throw bombs using an overhead motion or roll them like bowling balls, even putting a spin on their trajectory. The Digging Mitts, an item new to The Legend of Zelda series, allow players to dig in marked areas on the ground for secret and key items hidden in the ground. In the Eldin Temple area, this includes the pieces needed to open the door to the Earth Temple.
  • Earth Temple: In the Earth Temple, players must balance Link on a giant ball as he rolls across pools of molten lava. Link must also face Scaldera in this temple, while navigating a steep incline.
  • Harp: As in previous Zelda titles, music plays an important role in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and is integrated into game play. Using the Wii Remote Plus controller, players can play a variety of songs using a Harp Link receives during the game.

Nintendo will continue to provide fans with select details and information about the game prior to its launch across Europe on 18th November.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be available as a limited edition bundle, featuring a copy of the game, a CD featuring selected orchestral arrangements from the The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony performance and a rare gold-coloured Wii Remote Plus controller bearing the Hylian Crest. Pre-order* now to avoid disappointment and to secure your copy.