The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Lanayru Desert Details


With release drawing ever closer, Nintendo has given us yet more information for their highly anticipated title The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

As they promised in recent press releases, Nintendo have continued laying plenty of breadcrumbs to entice us up to the game’s release. This time they’ve chosen to focus on the Lanayru Desert, a place where we’ll be reunited with the trusty and lethargic Gorons and meet the rather large scorpion boss named, Moldarach. The details also tell us about a Ship amidst a sea of sand and some new items, one of which uses wind to stun enemies – a tactic we’re not to unfamiliar with.

You can find the full details below and if you’re still hungry for more, Nintendo’s last press release is here. Take a look and let us know what you think via the comments.

Lanayru Desert and the Lanayru Mining Facility: In this vast area, surrounded in all directions by a sea of sand, Link must search for the Lanayru Mining Facility. As strange a place as this is, Link will encounter characters both new and familiar, such as Gorons. Inside the Lanayru Mining Facility, Link will encounter mine carts which contain Timeshift Stones through this expansive area, experiencing new puzzles and challenges. He must also face the dungeon boss Moldarach, a fearsome giant scorpion.

Sandship: Later in his quest, Link returns to a different area of the Lanayru Desert as he sails across a sea of sand in search of a ship.

New Items: In the desert, Link will receive two new items – the Clawshots and the Gust Bellows. The Clawshots allow players to grapple and pull themselves towards otherwise unreachable areas. The Gust Bellows can blow out a burst of air which can stun enemies and clear paths through piles of sand. Players will find the Gust Bellows essential to solving the puzzles in the Lanayru Mining Facility.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword becomes available for Nintendo Wii in Europe, 18th November.

Began gaming on a hand-me-down Commodore Vic-20 back in the mid 80's and hasn't managed to shake the addiction yet. Genres of choice include anything that contains bullets and/or bouncy balls. Has been known to dabble in Destiny content.


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