The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword new trailer from GDC

An earlier post accidentally showed a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which debuted at E3 quite a while back. Here is the actual new trailer for Skyward Sword that made a splash at GDC.

Personally, I’m very excited about the possibilities that the MotionPlus will open up within the traditional Zelda formula, for both combat and puzzle-solving. Combat was enhanced in Twilight Princess with the addition of special moves that could be unlocked and performed at opportune moments, and Skyward Sword will add vertical and horizontal slashes to the mix. As for puzzles, the scene at the 0:45 second mark in particular caught my eye; it was reminiscent of the sequences in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption where the player had to twist and push the Wii Remote to unlock a door, but with even more precision this time around.

I’m still itching for more details about the release date and story, but this is the first coveted new media we’ve received in a long time, so now we at least have something else to chew on and speculate about. Who’s that white-haired guy at the 0:51 second mark? What ever happened to the girl from the poster? Why am I so anxious to play Skyward Sword that I can’t feel my legs? Discuss this and more in the comments!

Video via GenGame.net

9 Responses to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword new trailer from GDC

  1. Lance says:

    This game is going to be yet another masterpiece for every gamers collection.

  2. Caleb says:

    Thanks for getting the right video up, Chelsea. You beat Blake.

    I’m very excited by this game as well. The motion plus gameplay looks really fun and interesting. The new character shown might be the new villain, but I kind of hope not… he just doesn’t look terribly villain-y. The guy couldn’t hold a candle to Gannondorf. I’m hoping he’s more like Tael in Majora’s Mask… just being used by the real villain.

    Regardless, I am excited for this game and can’t wait to learn more.

  3. Drahken says:

    @Caleb:

    You’re right in that he doesn’t look like a Zelda villain. (Actually he does look kind of like Vaati now that I think about it.) But he does look like a Dragon Quest, or other kind of Akira Toriyama, villain. He looks an AWFUL lot like Magus from Chrono Trigger.

  4. Mohan says:

    Looking forward to this one, very first Wii Zelda game…Nintendo sure did take their sweet time.

  5. Mr Paper says:

    I’d bet you anything that that guy IS Vaati. It looks just like. (For what we could see in Minish Cap). And remember the beginning of Minish Cap. “The Picori sent the hero of men a ‘Sword from the sky.'”
    BTW I know that’s not the correct phrasing but it’s close enough.
    What if they actually sent a Hero of Men [Link] and the sword from the sky. [Skyward Sword/Picori Blade].
    I remember tge original text not being punctuated at all in that portion so it could be possible.
    This assumption would make it obvious that that was Vaati.
    BTW (2) Nintendo did say that this would be a prequel to a former Zelda game.

  6. Caleb says:

    @Mr Paper:

    I can kind of see Vaati, yeah. Still doesn’t seem menacing enough to me. Where did you hear Skyward Sword was a prequel to another game?

  7. Nickerous says:

    Really happy they lightened up the graphics. I had a terrible time trying to see what was going on in Twilight Princess. It was too dark!

  8. Kyle Wrigley says:

    How about a shoutout to http://gengame.net since you’re using our video?

  9. Chelsea says:

    Kyle,

    Added in credit to GenGame as requested.

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