Link and Zelda, sitting miles above the trees.

Sometimes it can feel like the reason that Link rescues Zelda over and over again in the Legend of Zelda games, is because rescuing princesses is just what heroes do. In Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword however, it seems Nintendo has made his motivation a little more personal, as you can clearly see in this new trailer.

The idea of Zelda being Link’s love interest is hardly new, but this “Romance” trailer – as Nintendo calls it – is being especially clear about it. In the back story for the game, Link and Zelda are childhood friends from the floating kingdom of Skyloft, but the trailer makes it obvious that their feelings for one another go beyond simple friendship.

It’s really quite impressive how much life and character Nintendo has infused the characters with in the trailer, especially as characterization isn’t really the company’s strongest suit. The full game might be different, but the snippets of it used for the trailer makes their relationship seem very genuine.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword comes out for the Wii on November 20th.

Source: Official Nintendo Magazine

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