The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer hides a familiar tune…

Oh Nintendo, you do like to hide surprises at times…

Today, the little Legend of Zelda fanboy inside me has had its mind completely blown by a more musically orientated Nintendo Easter Egg.

During his keynote presentation for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2011, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata treated the audience to the latest trailer for hotly anticipated Wii title, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Whilst, unsurprisingly, most occupied their time by soaking up the fresh new gameplay demonstrated within the trailer, one fan, purely by chance, has managed to unearth something hidden away. Having recorded the audio that accompanied the trailer onto his iPhone Touch, he then used an App to reverse it reveals an all too familiar tune…

At this point, it’s best that you hear it yourself. This is the trailer’s soundtrack in reverse:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – GDC 2011 trailer music in reverse by rawmeatcowboy


That’s right, hidden away within the last Skyward Sword trailer was Zelda’s infamous theme music, featured in entirely retrograde form by Nintendo. A trivial surprise, but one worth sharing nonetheless!

For your reference the GDC ’11 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer, with the audio as normal, is also below:



[A well-deserved shout out to YouTube user FPawesome1 for stumbling upon this, and to GoNintendo for bringing it to our attention]

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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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