This Is How Zelda: Skyward Sword Begins

The 3-minute animation that opens The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has leaked, and you can watch the whole thing right here. It’s a beautiful, watercolor-on-parchment style animation, though the English translation of this Japanese version is typically broken — and kinda cute.

Skyward Sword drops on November 20th in America for Nintendo Wii, while Europeans get it on the 18th. The story, a prequel to Ocarina of Time, finds Link a native of the floating islands of Skyloft, where he grew up with childhood friend Zelda (who’s not a princess this time out). One day young Link discovers the Skyward Sword, which takes him to a second land beneath Skyloft that’s ruled by the Demon Lord Ghirahim. Using the sword, Link travels back and forth between the two lands, to solve the mystery of why the two worlds were separated. Per usual, Zelda will also disappear, forcing Link to have to find and save her.

You know, again. For something like the 15th time, in fact.

Expect a significantly more refined Wii Remote control scheme than what was used in Twilight Princess.

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