New Skyward Sword Details Revealed
With a new Zelda game a little over a month away, Nintendo start sharing interesting facts to get you hyped and ready for Skyward Sword
November 20th. If you're any sort of Nintendo or Zelda fan, you've probably got the date written down in a calender or set to an alarm on your mobile. Likely you're waiting for details of midnight launches and maybe you've even booked a few days off work in order to sit and enjoy the game in full.
Those people will be happy to know Nintendo plan to share more in-depth details with fans before the release date, starting with a collection of facts about swimming, Faron Woods, Fun Fun Land and the whip.
The World Evolves...
Returning to areas will sometimes garner new surprises and unexpected changes to the environment. These changes will have you exploring the area in a new way, finding that your old techniques may not work. The example given is on a return to the Faron Woods when you much reach a lake filled with creatures of the Parella tribe, a collection of squid-like individuals that are new to the game.
Counting your chickens (or attacking them, Ocarina-style) is not recommended.
As is expected, Link will have to swim in the lake. Apparently the Motion Plus "gives players a natural way to control Link as he swims across the lake's surface or into its watery depths."
We'll wait and see on that one.
Fun Fun Island: A place that is fun
Skyward Sword features an area called Fun Fun Island which, believe it or not, contains fun things. After performing a quest for the island's "lone inhabitant" - smart guesses would be either a man named "Mr Fun Fun" or Tingle - there will be games to play and thing to do that will no doubt put a smile on even the most battle-hardened gamer.
Tingle, Tingle, Koolah Loompah!
"When a problem comes a long, you must whip it." So says Devo in their 1980 single Whip It, which has very little to do with Skyward Sword outside of the fact that both contain whips.
The whip in Skyward Sword isn't used to strip ladies, god forbid. It's used as a weapon, to grab items and to solve puzzles. Flicking your wrist with the Motion Plus will be used to whip.
Insects and Potions
Collecting insects in Skyward Sword offers a unique advantage, granting you the ability to create more powerful potions. Experimenting with both potions and insects will be the only way of truly taking advantage of the system.