Here’s some new footage of two of the locations Nintendo of America revealed earlier today in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword . The two new videos showcase the Lanayru Desert where Link has to search for the Lanayru Mining Facility. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to Europe on November 18th and North America November 20th.
Nintendo of America has also issued a press release detailing Link’s adventure into the Lanayru Desert, where he must find his way through the puzzles in the Lanayru Mining Facility, sail across a sea of sand and discover new items to add to his collection.
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.
US gaming publication Game Informer has reviewed the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword and awarded it a perfect 10/10/. This follows reviews from Edge and The Official Nintendo Magazine who awarded Link’s latest adventure 10/10 and 98% respectively.