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Zelda: Skyward Sword story 'like a school drama'

Surprisingly little has been revealed about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's story. However, that's changing thanks to a very revealing interview with series producer Eiji Aonuma.

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Surprisingly little has been revealed about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's story. However, that's changing thanks to a very revealing interview in the latest issue of Famitsu (via 1UP). Long-time series producer Eiji Aonuma discussed how the games breaks from series convention and how it ties into previous games in the series. Obviously, some may consider these points spoilers, so you may want to skip the rest of this article if you don't want to get story details.

In Skyward Sword, Zelda will simply be a childhood friend of Link's. "She's not a princess this time," Aonuma emphasizes. So, how do Zelda and Link know each other? Well, apparently they go to the same school. "Link, Zelda and their other friends all go to the same boarding school, and you've got teachers and a principal as well. It's a bit of a different setting from previous Zelda [games]."

"This game's plot is something like a school drama, you could say."

Of course, in typical Nintendo fashion, the damsel must be in distress, and Zelda goes missing, causing Link to search the world for her. It's through his journey that he discovers that there is an entire world underneath Skyloft, their floating home within the clouds.

While Skyward Sword dramatically changes the relationship between Zelda and Link, it will still connect to other games in the franchise. "This game talks about the birth of the Master Sword, and it touches on why Ganondorf showed up," Aonuma teases. It's not common for a Zelda game to be blatantly linked to other games in the series, but Skyward Sword seems to have a very strong connection to the recently re-released Ocarina of Time.

According to Aonuma, development on Skyward Sword has been complete, with fine-tuning and localization being conducted in the remaining months before its release. Although Nintendo has yet to set a date, Aonuma is hopeful it will be a simultaneous global release.

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    June 29, 2011 1:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Zelda: Skyward Sword story 'like a school drama'.

    Surprisingly little has been revealed about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's story. However, that's changing thanks to a very revealing interview with series producer Eiji Aonuma.

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      June 29, 2011 1:25 PM

      I don't know why, but this news makes me incredibly excited/happy, as though it fills a hole left by some kind of fetish I have.
      Thank you, Eiji Aonuma.

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        June 29, 2011 11:01 PM

        Agreed. Still my favorite console series of all time.

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      June 29, 2011 1:33 PM

      This is the only reason I haven't sold my Wii yet.

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        June 29, 2011 2:16 PM

        That's what people said about Twilight Princess and their Gamecubes..... (then it was ported to Wii and "delayed" on the GC)

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      June 29, 2011 1:36 PM

      I don't get overly excited by Zelda stories--they're incidental to the finely crafted worlds--but this one intrigues me. I'm looking forward to learning more about the Master Sword, and especially why Ganon's plagued Hyrule for as long as Link's been forced to save it. ;)

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      June 29, 2011 1:46 PM

      lol. looks like dr.zoidberg on the wall in the background :D

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      June 29, 2011 1:47 PM

      I can picture it now. Navi says to Link, "Link! We have to stop Ganon from stealing the Skyward Sword and destroying all the land.....and the prom is tomorrow!"

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      June 29, 2011 1:57 PM

      Art style, controls, and now story.. this episode sounds worst and worst.. :( I hope I'm wrong..

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      June 29, 2011 1:58 PM

      The whole "Skyloft" idea- of your characters starting out on a floating island-world and then discovering there is a vast world underneath... wasn't that Final Fantasy III? The Japanese FFIII, not American.

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      June 29, 2011 2:03 PM

      Should be great fun

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      June 29, 2011 2:18 PM

      Bioshock Infinite for the tweens?

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      June 29, 2011 2:22 PM

      School drama? Like American or Japanese school drama? Cause if what the internet taught me about Japan is correct we should expect lots of tentacles in this one...

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      June 29, 2011 3:23 PM

      So this basically? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF-7jPXvPEA

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      June 29, 2011 4:39 PM

      Not reading! NO SPOILERS! WHY'D I EVEN CLICK THE THREAD!!!

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      June 29, 2011 5:21 PM

      Still using waggle controls? hmmm

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      June 29, 2011 7:45 PM

      OH I LOVE YOU ZELDA .....


      *me checking shacknews and finding an Zelda article while getting home at 4:41 AM having a great night with friends and girls and discos ... while still being intoxicated but all fine (im not violent and i visit coolege :D) == PRICELESS !!! *






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        June 30, 2011 4:13 AM

        lol what the fuck was i saying last night

        delete this !

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        June 30, 2011 4:18 AM

        How do you pronounce Snajper? I keep reading it like a bastardisation of "sniper"

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      June 30, 2011 5:40 AM

      Wee, hurry up and come out already.