sdcc 2011

Upgrade Your Items In The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

by Tim Turi on Jul 24, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Nintendo spokesman and Miyamoto mouth-piece, Bill Trinen, let some interesting info slide at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, will allow players to gather rupees and artifacts to upgrade items like Link's shield and flying beetle device.

"What I can say is what we've done with the game this time that I think is a little different is we've built an entire upgrade system into the game," Trinen told GameSpot during a gameplay walkthrough. "You can see right now that Link has his traditional shield, but you actually get a lot of different shields in the game. You start off with a very basic one, and as you fight enemies you're recover these treasure or artifacts that you then use as resources to upgrade your items. You can do that with the shield, you can do that with the beetle, and some of the other items that you have. You'll be combining your collection of rupees and your collection of these resources and improve the items you have."

While Trinen didn't confirm other upgradeable weapons, it's probably safe to assuming Link's sword, boomerang, hookshot, and other series staples will enjoy enhancements. Like Link acquiring a coveted item from a giant treasure chest, you can triumphantly lift your copy of Skyward Sword... skyward... when it releases later this year on Wii.