We miss Skyloft. Out of all the towns Link's ever lived in, it sure was the floatiest. Breath of the Wild modder Waikuteru - who you may remember from the revamp of Link's House, turning it from "rubbish shack" into "actually functional domicile", or their discovery of an unused shrine - has just had a breakthrough, and it involves everyone's favourite motion-based Zelda game.
In a new video, Waikuteru shows off how modders can actually edit the overworld in Breath of the Wild, which could mean... anything, really. Make a DOOM level in Hyrule. Build a café, and invite all your favourite horses. Create a twenty-foot statue of Link picking his nose. The possibilities are endless!
To demonstrate this newfound power, Waikuteru took Skyloft, the starting town of Skyward Sword, and dropped it into the game. And it looks really good, folks.
Waikuteru added some sweet little touches to Skyloft, too, like the Korok who runs a mushroom shop in the Bazaar, or the massive stone pillar that boots Link back to the ground, but what's best of all is seeing the watercolour world of Skyward Sword with the gorgeous lighting of Breath of the Wild.
As for where exactly Skyloft is located, that takes a bit more explaining.
"There are 4 accessible worlds in Breath of the Wild," says Waikuteru in the video. First, there's the MainField, which is the normal overworld. Then, there's the CDungeon, which is where all the shrines are. There's the MainFieldDungeon, which is where the Divine Beasts and Final Trial take place. Lastly, there's the AocField, which is a new world that was added with the Master Trial DLC.
The MainField has 80 map sections, all of which are in use. The AocField also has 80, but uses only 5, leaving the other 75 empty and free to use. Skyloft was placed in one of those, which also means that everything around it is just a big, blank plane of grass. A plains plane, if you will.
Waikuteru even shows off the DLC areas by running and gliding to them, demonstrating the musical and lighting changes that take place when he hits the boundary. There's even a few weird, unused, barely-developed areas that consist of a small, grassy circle surrounded by water. It's not clear what these were destined to be, but Waikuteru theorises that they were perhaps meant to be supply rooms.
The video is definitely worth a watch for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of game development, as well as what Nintendo games look like without their clothes on. What's more, the ability to add new areas into Breath of the Wild could result in some really cool mods coming our way soon.
Does this video make you want a Switch remake of Skyward Sword even more? Drop your pleas to Nintendo in the comments.
Who needs Skyward Sword HD if you can just put Skyward Sword into BotW?
Thats cool. but I'd rather a SS switch port with gold Joy-cons.
PLS NINTENDO I NEED A REMASTER
Looks really rough, could have tidied up the Skyloft model a lot.
Nintendo sending in their lawyers in 3... 2..
To be clear, this is a mod for Cemu emulator on PC, which is running the Wii U version of BotW. And you aren't playing Skyward Sword inside BotW, the mod simply uses maps from Skyward Sword.
And yes, I would love a SS HD remaster on Switch, but perhaps with an added fast travel system, as that was my main gripe with SS.
Can we please get this game a remake on Switch?
It's not impossible it can be done!!
I'd love to be able to play Skyward Sword without waggling my arm every time I had to use the sword, but unfortunately, I don't see that happening. Still looking forward to the eventual remaster though
Has anyone ever determined what Knights of Skyloft actually do? Like, is their only job to catch people that walk off the edge of town?
@Euler Probably to protect people from monsters as well.
I'm 100% betting for Zelda 35th coming vey soon we'll get the triple HD Zelda pack.
Most of the work is ready to go from the WiiU for the first two and there has been talk of a SS HD for ages. I think it'll be a thing within 1 to 2 month of now.
All the dots line up.
@VoidofLight So like Keese and the occasional rabid cat at night?
We need to forget Skyward Sword ever existed.
This is very cool to see as a pretty big Skyward Sword fan. I actually liked that game better than Breath of The Wild, but that is just me and my older Zelda mentality.
@Mattock1987 Eh. I'd say Skyward Sword is pretty overrated, but shouldn't be forgotten entirely. It provides a huge amount of lore, and creates an origin point on the Zelda timeline itself. While I appreciate the lore that it does bring, I don't like the game itself at all. Waaaay too linear, even for a Zelda game, and the motion controls bug me.
The art style doesn't translate so well. I really hope we get a proper SS HD though, cos it could really benefit from a facelift.
@brunojenso I agree man that's exactly what I think will happen.
FINALLY. Some more respect for Skyward Sword. An HD remaster or a remake needs to happen for Skyward Sword, not for Ocarina of Time, at least not yet.
Shake they couldn’t take that programming talent, find someone with actual creativity, and made their own game instead of continuing this sad pathetic habit PC Buster Racers dragged into the console player space.
Already got a bowl loaded for the follow up post about these law break trash humans jacked in the jaw with a first full of Cease and Desist.
Look, I've been waiting for YEARS for Skywind, how the heck did people just pull a Zelda overhaul out of thin air?!
Nintendo needs to hold a contest for people to show off their skills and hire the best and most creative.
"it's all about Groose now"
It's ALWAYS about Groose 😉
I really liked Skyward Sword other than the bloody Imprisoned. I loved the motion controls but I actually do really miss (well-implemented) motion controls in these sorts of games. I still play Mario Odyssey with the joy-cons instead of my Pro controller solely because the motion controls are easier.
imagine being nintendo and seeing this while preparing for a zelda anniversary
Now you’re modding with POWER. SKYWARD POWER! I think Skyward Sword on Switch is inevitable. We just need to be patient. It’ll be in the Zelda Anniversary announcement. I’d bet an eShop card on it if I could.
Untitled Groose Game needs to happen this year, and you know it.
@nessisonett aw, but he's just a big pine cone with little toesies!!! How can you hate him?
@KateGray You have to fight him like a bazillion times!
@nessisonett and he's so cute every time! 😅
No way! 😮
I've been 'demanding' a full open-world remake of Skyward Sword for many years, now Nintendo really have to do it! Please...
@LXP8 I couldn't agree more! It was my all-time favourite LoZ game (before, it was Ocarina of Time) before BotW came out.
Skyward Sword has so many great things going for it, the story, the world, the characters, the uniquely unpredictable (human-like!) sword fights with Ghirahim!
This game got way too much criticism because people weren't open to a new technology (motion-controls) and were to blind to see how much additional layers it adds.
Imho it's one of the best video games ever created, the only thing it lacks are a truly open world and HD graphics.
Welcome to Grooseland! Pompadours of all heights are welcomed.
@Euler you forgot about the extremely dangerous and extremely powerful ChuChus
@shani Looks like the time has come for people to finally see how great SS really is!
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