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:
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be released Nov. 20 for the Wii console, Nintendo announced today.
Nintendo announced a “Holiday” release at the E3 convention, which took place in June in Los Angeles. Skyward Sword will be the first traditional Zelda title designed specifically for the Wii console’s motion controls. Its predecessor, Twilight Princess, was originally designed for the GameCube before being rebuilt for the Wii.
I would like to say that Nintendo also announced a release date for Kid Icarus: Uprising, its highly anticipated 3DS title, but that would be a lie.