Behold, one of the first screenshots from “Zelda: Skyward Swords”, and some sexy, sexy elf action.
I’ll cheerfully grant that Zelda has been the same formula with minor tweaks pretty much since around “Ocarina of Time”, with the exception of the daring and sadly not as successful “Majorca’s Mask”, but this is pretty firmly in “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” territory. The Zelda games are always a good old-fashioned dungeon crawl, and this one looks to be no exception. And that beetle thing is a lot more awesome than that stupid Spinner “Twilight Princess” had, so that’s a plus.
Of course, as all true Zelda fans know, it’s not the gameplay true Zelda fans nitpick, bitch and whine over: it’s the art style. Say it with me now: “MORE LIKE CEL-DA AMIRITE?!” This time around, it looks like the art style is a cross between “Wind Waker”‘s cel-shading and “Twilight Princess”‘s realism.
But why bother reading about it when you can see it in action? Video under the jump:
[ screenshots and trailer courtesy Kotaku ]