Link goes to the desert in new Zelda footage

Nintendo released a couple new videos today showing Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword hero Link in action in the game’s Lanayru Desert and Lanayru mining facilities.

First impressions: The footage showing how the game will employ motion controls while Link rides a mine cart Indiana Jones-style was an interesting surprise. The sequences showing Link using a leaf-blower like device as weapon were another surprise.

The presence of a Gohma-like boss was not a surprise, however, since a version of the giant arachnid has appeared in many Zelda titles.

Here is the first clip, the second is after the jump:

Skyward Sword is scheduled to be released Nov. 20 for Nintendo Wii.