The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to feature Item Upgrade system

In a recent interview and hands-on demonstration with Gamespot, Bill Trinen, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Nintendo of America, has revealed that upcoming Wii title, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, is to feature a system that will allow you to upgrade specific items.

Through such a system, you will be able to use gathered artifacts as resources to upgrade items including your shield and Beetle, whereas other items may be combined with rupees and resources to improved.

“What I can say though, is what we have done with the game this time, that I think a little bit different, is they’ve built an entire upgrade system into the game,” Trinen explained. “So for example, right now you can see that Link has his traditional shield, but he actually will get a lot of different shields in the game.”

He continued, “He [Link] will start off with a very basic one, and then as you fight enemies you will recover kind of these treasures or artifacts that you can then use as resources to upgrade your items. And you can do that with your shield, you can do that with the beetle, and some of the other items that you have where you’re able to kind of combine your collection of rupees and your collection of resources and improve the items that you have.”

You can catch the full hands-on demonstration below:



[Thanks, Zelda Informer]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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