The new Comic-Con trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword hits the right notes as it gives us more of a look into the colourful new world that has been created for Link’s latest adventure. Within its visceral confines is footage from different parts of the game, showing off some pretty and well-animated action sequences inside of dungeons, as well as a look at the game’s school setting. We also get a brief glimpse at a strange new squirrel/bird mixture and Link skydiving, which both look really interesting.
It’s been said that the game’s structure will be different from its predecessors, showing Link and Zelda as students at the same boarding school. Not the type of school we’re regularly used to, of course, as this one has competitions involving large flying birds that the students can master and ride. You’ll see footage of a race between our green-clad elven hero and one of his classmates, which is apparently a big part of the early portion of the game. With that, we’ll see mechanics that we’ve never had implemented into this franchise in previous outings.
It’s certainly an interesting new take on the classic franchise (one of my personal favourites), as you’ll have principals and teachers who will interact with you, as well as townspeople who will become involved like they did in Majora’s Mask.
Nintendo is taking this one in a much more colourful direction and it looks really nice. The world seems vibrant and engaging. This is a must play on day one for me.