Nintendo acknowledges game-breaking Skyward Sword bug

By Brenna Hillier
6 December 2011 23:45 GMT

A Nintendo representative has warned players to avoid a particular sequence of actions if they want to see the end of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

“We have been made aware of the issue that results in being unable to progress in the Song of the Hero quest. If the game has been saved after completing the sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed through the game on that save file. The only options at that point are to either start the game over or to use an earlier save file to continue,” a Nintendo spokesperson said in an email published by ZeldaInformer.

“I wish I had a better answer, but I’m afraid there currently is no other fix available. I can assure, however, that we are documenting all feedback we receive on this issue. Thank you for your patience and support.”

The problem occurs if players fetch the song of the Thunder Dragon from Lanaryu Mine; speak with Golo the Goron inside the Mine; finish the Thunder Dragon sequence; and then return to speak with Golo before leaving for the forest or volcano region. Speaking with Golo somehow blocks both the forest and volcano sequences from triggering, leaving players unable to finish the questline and hence the game.

Nintendo advises players to collected the Fire and Water Dragon songs first, and to avoid talking to Golo in the Mine.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is available now, exclusively for Wii.

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