Nintendo has released new details about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. This week’s info drop details the Lanayru Desert, where Link must find his way through puzzles in the Lanayru Mining Facility, discovering new items in the process.
Here’s the breakdown, courtesy of Nintendo:
- Lanayru Desert and the Lanayru Mining Facility: In this vast area, surrounded in all directions by sand, Link must search for the Lanayru Mining Facility. As strange a place as this is, Link will encounter characters both new and familiar, such as Gorons. Inside the Lanayru Mining Facility, Link will follow the path of mine carts through this expansive area, experiencing new puzzles and challenges. He must also face the dungeon boss Moldera, a fearsome giant scorpion.
- Sand Ship: Late in his quest, Link returns to a different area of the Lanayru Desert as he sails across a sea of sand in search of a hidden ship.
- New Items: In the desert, Link will receive two new items – the Claw Shots and the Gust Jar. The Claw Shots allow players to grapple and pull themselves toward otherwise unreachable areas. The Gust Jar can blow a burst of air to stun enemies or clear paths through piles of sand. Players will find the Gust Jar essential to solving the puzzles in the Lanayru Mining Facility.
Nintendo America released new screenshots and trailers with the details. Nintendo Japan also released new screenshots, though not specifically of the Lanaryu Desert. Either way, see them all at the gallery.
Watch the trailers below.