Thanks to last month's release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, a whole new generation of fans are experiencing the series' opening story for the first time. Hopefully, those of you who've been lucky enough to give it a go have been progressing smoothly – sadly, others haven't been quite so lucky.
Over the past couple of weeks, a number of players have reported an infuriating soft-lock glitch present in the game which hinders the player's progress at the Lanayru Mining Facility. Inside the facility, one section tasks the player with moving a crate in a number of directions across a path in order to create a platform to reach a higher area; unfortunately, some are finding that the crate gets stuck in an awkward position and cannot be moved along the whole path.
The issue has been captured by Reddit user Sawyerqs below
It's certainly an odd little glitch, and no one seems to have a definite answer as to why this might be happening or what actions a player has to take to trigger it. We managed to complete this section of the game without issue during our own playthrough, so it only seems to affect select players.
Speaking on Reddit, players have been sharing their own experiences with the glitch and how they've managed to fix it:
"This happened to me too. I have restarted the console a couple times now and reloaded a save. I hope they fix this since now I'm softlocked and I really don't want to restart the game"
"Same thing happened to me. I completely closed the game and when I [finally] made it back to the room it was fixed."
"Wow, I thought that I was missing something but no I guess this really is a glitch. It's a little frustrating to have to make it all the way back to this room because of this but hey maybe Nintendo will patch this for other players."
If you've stumbled across this article because you're stuck in the same boat as these unlucky players, completely closing the software and making your way back to the room in question appears to be the best course of action. If you're reading this before reaching this part of the game, perhaps it would be wise to make sure you save regularly during your time at the Lanayru Mining Facility just in case!
Have you had any trouble with this part of the game? How have you been finding Zelda: Skyward Sword HD? Let us know in the comments.