Link plays meet and greet in this new Skyward Sword trailer, while his sword gets the ultimate upgrade.
We all knew that the “Goddess Sword” wielded by Link in Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would eventually become the Master Sword that appears in A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and more games besides, but in its infnite wisdom, Nintendo has decided to share that fateful moment with the entire internet as part of a new trailer.
The “Origins” trailer – as it’s called – also shows snippets of the game’s 100 minutes or so of cinematics, as well as a few snatches of gameplay. There are lots of shots of Link meeting people – or at least people-esque creatures – and one particulartly dramatic scene where a mysterious Sheikah woman stops the evil Lord Ghirahim in his tracks with a huge magical barrier.
I’ve said it before – and at the rate Nintendo is going, I’ll likely say it again – but it feels like Nintendo is tripping over itself to stuff spoilers into its marketing for Skyward Sword. Obviously you can’t completely avoid them – it’s rather tricky to make a trailer without spoiling something – but it really does feel like we’ve seen more of the game than we really need to by this point.
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword comes out for the Wii on November 20th