No leftie mode for Zelda: Skyward Sword

Traditionally, Link from the Legend of Zelda series has been left-handed. But the majority of the population is right-handed. Because you'll be swinging your controller like a sword in Skyward Sword, Nintendo has turned Link into a rightie. As it turns out, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword won't have a left-handed option, so southpaws will just have to adapt.

Nintendo confirmed the righties-only control scheme to Kotaku. Writer Stephen Totilo assures that his time with the game as a left-handed person was a bit difficult at first, but he got used to it. Nintendo had previously mentioned a left-handed mode to IGN, but plans must have changed.

Perhaps the game would have been more welcoming to left-handed players, had it stayed true to its original "buttons-only" gameplay. Siliconera reports that lead designer Ryuji Kobayashi was finalizing the button-based battle controls when producer Eiji Aonuma​ changed plan to Wii MotionPlus. Aonuma had been convinced by the fencing and archery games in Wii Sports Resort, which shifted the game's focus to 1:1 motion controls.

Skyward Sword will be available on Wii on November 20th.