The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword How To Upgrade Weapons

13 September 2011
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How to Upgrade Weapons In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

A new The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Upgrade System trailer has been released that shows off the new Weapon Upgrade system that Nintendo has implemented in this latest Wii Zelda title.

For the first time in the series, Weapons in the game can actually be upgraded and purchased by collecting enemy loot/dropable items, instead of simply finding or earning a better weapon or improved piece of Equipment in a dungeon or what have you.

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  • You can earn Items by killing off certain enemies, who will drop ingredients or materials that can be used at the “Scrap Shop” (remember “The Tinkerer”? The guy in one of the earlier trailers who looked like he was building something? Yeah, he runs the Scrap Shop). If you have the right number of items, you can then pay to have your weapon upgraded to a better version!

    In the video you can see that Link needs: 2 Amber Relics (he has 12), 1 Monster Claw (he only has one) and 1 Jelly Blob (he only has one), plus 30 Rupees (he has 300 Rupees) in order to upgrade his Shield to a more powerful version. “A strengthened Wooden Shield With Improved Durability” to be exact. This also shows you that some items will be harder to earn or less plentiful to find than others.

    The new Upgrade System feature will go a long way toward making The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword feel more like the Action RPG-type of game it is supposed to be. Fans have long argued that adding more RPG elements would improve the series. And it seems that Nintendo has finally listened as far as upgrading Equipement and Weapons is concerned. This will also give you a “point” to defeating enemies.

    Here is the Zelda: Skyward Sword Weapon System video showing you how to upgrade Weapons and Equipment.

    I for one think this is a very welcome change! What do you think?


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    Josh Romero

    By Josh Romero: He is a lover of videogames, as well as metal music, Gilmore Girls, chatting, social networking, Phoenix Suns, reading, writing and many other nerdy things. Read his posts here and connect with him on Youtube.

    • supermario

      Like many desirable things in life, it’s not the size, it’s what you do
      with it that counts. After so many years in development, we all
      expected the new Zelda to be an absolute monster of a game. Sure
      enough, Nintendo proudly proclaims on the back of the box that Twilight
      Princess is “the biggest Zelda adventure of all time”.

    • Y8 Games

      Throughout The Legend of Zelda’s 25-year history, Link has utilized
      dozens of different items and weapons. Some have been around since his
      NES debut and are crucial to virtually every title in the series, such
      as bombs, the bow, and the boomerang. Others were introduced later or
      came and went as the series went on. With Skyward Sword on the horizon
      in just a couple of months, we’re likely to see most (if not all) of
      the following items once again. Read on to learn about the series’
      running trademarks.

    • Andkonarcade

      If you love to play handheld games, whether on the PSP, the Nintendo DS
      or the Wii, one common complaint is that many titles tend to be of
      short duration, maybe just several hours in maximum and some are even
      way shorter. One way of characterizing this is like having a sugar high
      wherein you had a lot of fun but then it does not last very long. So,
      if you are looking for a long lasting experience, get yourself ready
      for The Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword. This upcoming Wii title is
      projected to last for 50 – 100 hours (That’s not a typo, it really is
      50-100 hours). This means that there would be a lot of hacking,
      slashing, puzzle solving and tactical game plays all in one game. This
      claim came from no other than the publisher itself which is Nintendo.

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