Skyward Sword Videos

Listed below are some of the various official and unofficial videos that have been released for the latest Legend of Zelda title, Skyward Sword.

Skyward Sword E3 Trailer
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This was the trailer shown at 2010's E3. The video is taken from the E3 presentation, so some of the applause is in there.

The video demonstrates the graphic styling and some of the gameplay.


GDC 2011 Trailer
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This trailer showcases lots of new enemies and areas, and overall gives a better impression on the world of Skyward Sword. At the end it reveals the first new character, who until E3 2011 was the subject of a lot of speculation.


Skyward Sword E3 2011 Trailer
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This is the trailer shown at E3 2011. It shows the overworld of Skyloft, flying, and how the plot of the game begins. It also shows encounters with enemies, and a boss found in the game.


Comic Con 2011 Trailer
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This trailer was first shown at Comic Con 2011. While not much new is shown, it shows many new characters, including some Skyloft townsfolk as well as a Goron, which was a major surprise.


Skyward Sword E3 Demonstration
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This was the demonstration from E3 mostly showing the controls of the game and briefly hinting at the story of the game.

The controls were a bit poor and unresponsive, but they assured it was from the wireless interfearence.


Hands On: Skyward Sword
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This is among the Hands On videos from the E3 Nintendo Page.

Nintendo Employee, Bill Trinen, sums up what we know about the next Zelda game. Among the information, he briefly mentions that the graphics will be improved before the final release.


Skyward Sword Interviews


Iwata Asks: Skyward Sword
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Following E3, a large number of videos in the Iwata Asks interview series were released about various things that were announced at the conference. One of these was concerning Skyward Sword.

The Interview is of Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma and mainly concerns the gameplay, but briefly mentions the story of the game and other aspects as well.


Skyward Sword Gameplay Videos


Gametrailers: Skyward Sword E3 Gameplay

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This is a video from Gametrailers.com that shows off some of the demos from E3.

None of the footage is very new, but it's very good quality. You can view a high quality version from their site.


Skyward Sword E3 Gameplay: Stalfos Battle
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This is a video depicting a battle between a stalfos.

Not much is revealed from the battle, but it shows smoother controls.


Skyward Sword E3 Gameplay: Scorpion Battle
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This is a video of one of the E3 floor demos depicting a battle between a large scorpion, which some speculate to be Gohma.

The entire battle is revealed, and while this battle is likely not set in stone, it shows off all the unique new ways the battle system works.



Skyward Sword E3 Gameplay: Exploring
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This is a video showing of a man playing on the E3 floor. It doesn't reveal anything, but it confirms the controls are indeed better than the presentation.

The video is basically the same as the E3 landscape, but with better response. Not much is revealed.


Flight Gameplay Confirmed
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This game demo shows a cutscene of a ceremony as Link and several other youths are told the rules of a birdriding competition, and then it goes into actual flight gameplay and confirms the long-standing rumor that you will fly in Skyward Sword.


Demon Lord Ghirahim

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The pale character shown in the various Skyward Sword trailers is finally named in this video, and the cutscene before his battle shows off many hints at the plot of the game, including Ghirahim's motives and Zelda's role in the story. The rest of the video showcases the battle itself, as Ghirahim serves as the game's first boss battle.

Check this out in our detailed Boss Guide and Character Page.


20-Minute Direct-Feed Footage
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This long 20-minute video shows off high-quality footage of the game as Nintendo representatives discuss many of its features. Quite a lot of info is revealed as they go through all three of the playable demos from E3 2011.
Developer Roundtable: Siren World and More
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This video taken out of the annual developers roundtable shows off several new details about the game, including a new area, a new race called the Mogmas, the name of the Skyward Sword spirit, Phi, and the mysterious Siren World. This strange place seems to resemble the Twilight segments from Twilight Princess.


High-Quality Music and Sound, Phi and Ghirahim's voices

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This gameplay demo video doesn't show much of anything new other than some nice clips of most of the Sky Temple dungeon, but it has excellent video and audio quality, allowing you to hear much of the game's music and sound effects in great detail, including Ghirahim's vocal sound effects and Phi's Midna-like speech.


Bill Trinen Talks About Skyward Sword
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Bill Trinen answers questions about Skyward Sword during demos of the Ghirahim battle and Sky Temple. He covers such topics as the graphics, how the Wii Motion Plus is integrated into every aspect of the game, item upgrades, fighting enemies and bosses, and some of the early story. He also reveals that the demo only covers the second half of the first dungeon.


Nintendo 3DS Conference CG Trailer
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The CG Skyward Sword Trailer shown at the beginning of the Nintendo 3DS Conference. It doesn't show much of importance; it it simply an opening video for the Conference showing Link jumping off of Skyloft and onto his Bird, then flying off in the distance.


Nintendo 3DS Conference
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A video shown at the Nintendo 3DS Conference with Shigeru Miyamoto on-stage. This video shows more of the land below, including a new desert area and the ability to swim. It also shows returning items such as the Double Clawshot, the Gust Jar, the Mole Mitts, and the Bug-Catching Net. The video also gives the first indepth look at the Siren World; showing more new enemies to be found there. Also included are new ways to fly and fighting the large whale that kidnaps Zelda. Over the entire length of the video, many new bosses are also shown for a brief couple of seconds.


Nintendo 3DS Conference 25th Anniversary History
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This video simply shows the History of the Legend of Zelda, giving little clips and footage of previous games. At the 4:45 mark, new footage of Skyward Sword is shown, including more footage of swimming and the desert area.


Skyward Sword Upgrade System
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This video shows the various collectable items, including those dropped from enemies and found other items. Near the end, it shows the use of the Bird Statue to fly back up to Skyloft, and using various collectables to upgrade the Shield.