Zelda creator talks Skyward Sword story info

Wednesday, 29th June 2011 16:25 GMT By Andrew Groen

Speaking with Famitsu, long-time Zelda designer, Eiji Aonuma talked rather candidly about some details of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s storyline. Possible spoilers ahead.

Translated by, Aonuma spoke to Famitsu about the differences in the plot in this installment as well as some of its unlikely similarities.

“This game’s plot is something like a school drama, you could say,” laughed Aonuma.

“The flying sequence at the E3 demo is Link competing against his classmates. One of them looks kind of a like a bad guy, as you saw, and he shows up in other ways in the game too, since he has a major thing for Zelda.”

“She’s not a princess this time,” Aonuma said, “which is something I’ll pretty much have to put forth right now in order to talk about this title. She’s a childhood friend, but she goes away in the midst of the game and it’s Link’s job to search for her.”

Not everything is completely new though. He said it also takes some inspirations from Legend of Zelda oddball Majora’s Mask.

“The game starts in Skyloft, this city that’s floating in the air, and you’ll come back to this town multiple times,” Aonuma said.

“Things are always proceeding along in town, and in that respect it’s very much like Majora’s Mask. Like with Majora, there are a lot of game events involving the townspeople that get intertwined with the main story.”

“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 Zeldas.”

1UP has a full transcription with plenty more quotes that are worth a read for Zelda fans who don’t mind some light spoilers.



  1. Telepathic.Geometry


    #1 4 years ago
  2. spiderLAW

    not sure what to think of the story.
    But i still really really really want to play. To bad i sold my Wii last year.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight


    #3 4 years ago
  4. carp

    The way they’ve put it makes it sound awful. Boarding School environment sounds very cliche anime. But I know Nintendo – and especially Aonuma – won’t let it be like that. If it has all the detail, mystery and weirdness of Majora like they’re saying, it’s gonna be good.

    minor spoiler:

    “- Will Ganon show up? “This game talks about the birth of the Master Sword, and it touches on why Ganondorf showed up. If you play it, I think you’ll get some understanding on that. It connects to Ocarina, so if you play Ocarina of Time 3D and move on to this game, I think you’ll catch on to a lot of things.”

    that sounds awesome.

    #4 4 years ago

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