The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Eldin Volcano details; new trailers, screenshots
posted on 10.22.11 at 09:15 AM EST by (@salromano)
Latest details are hot, lava-filled.

The latest Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword information release looks at the Eldin Volcano area, where Link travels to meet a new race of subterranean creatures, and the Earth Temple, where Link will balance himself on a giant ball and roll across lakes of molten lava.

Here are the full details, as provided by Nintendo:

  • Eldin Volcano and the Mogma: After battling Demon Lord Ghirahim in Skyview Temple, Link travels to Eldin Volcano where he meets the Mogma, a new race of subterranean creatures. The Mogma help Link traverse this fiery environment, giving him a multitude of tips along the way.
  • New Items: In the Eldin Volcano area, Link receives additional items, including Digging Mitts and his first Bomb Bag. With the addition of the Bomb Bag, players can collect bomb flowers, which are essential to puzzle solving. The Wii Remote Plus controller offers players a variety of ways to use bombs. Players can throw bombs using an overhead motion or roll them like bowling balls, even putting spin on their trajectory. The Digging Mitts allow players to dig for secret items in marked areas on the ground. In the Earth Temple area, this ability helps Link locate the pieces he needs to open the door to the temple itself.
  • Earth Temple: In the Earth Temple, players balance Link on a giant ball as he rolls across pools of molten lava. In this temple, Link must navigate a steep incline while facing the boss enemy Scaldera, a large rock-armored creature.
  • Harp: As in previous Zelda games, music plays an important role in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and is integrated into game play. Using the Wii Remote Plus controller, players can play a variety of songs using a new Harp item.

Four new trailers can be seen below. New screenshots can be found at the gallery.

  • zerolegacy0

    I’m not an expert in musical instruments by any means, but I believe the one Link is holding in the last video is actually called a Lyre.

    • whiteferrero

      @zerolegacy0: i’d have to say that’s a lyre as well. but hey, lyres are sometimes called lyre harps. it’s all semantics anyway.

      ehem. anyway, the only thing i miss about not having a nextgen nintendo console… the zelda games. T_T

  • rockman29

    Knowing how much I’m exciting for this, I’m probably going to melt away when the WiiU Zelda stuff starts coming out…

  • Aldridge517

    I love the Zelda series, I’m just disappointed thinking about what this game could have been. Link is a video game ICON, I’d be thrilled to see one of his games given the graphical care and attention that say Uncharted or Assassin’s Creed gets.

  • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

    It’s going to be one of the first Wii games Ive bought in ages. Looks really stunning and Im loving the change in direction for some of the established parts of the series.