The plot for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will mirror a school drama, according to its producer Eiji Aonuma. In a recent issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu, Aonuma gave readers some insight on what to expect from Skyward Sword's story.
"This game's plot is something like a school drama, you could say," Aonuma said. "The flying sequence at the E3 demo is Link competing against his classmates. One of them looks kind of a like a bad guy, as you saw, and he shows up in other ways in the game too, since he has a major thing for Zelda."
As Aonuma continued to detail Zelda: SS's plot I was a bit surprised by some of the choices. For starters Zelda won't be a princess; blasphemous, I know. "She's not a princess this time, which is something I'll pretty much have to put forth right now in order to talk about this title. She's a childhood friend, but she goes away in the midst of the game and it's Link's job to search for her."
I'm not thrilled about the game taking place in school either. I hated school. "The game starts in Skyloft, this city that's floating in the air, and you'll come back to this town multiple times," Aonuma said. "Things are always proceeding along in town, and in that respect it's very much like Majora's Mask. Like with Majora, there are a lot of game events involving the townspeople that get intertwined with the main story. Link, Zelda and their other friends all go to the same boarding school, and you've got teachers and a principal as well. It's a bit of a different setting from previous Zeldas."
I hate to say this, but I'm not loving the plot so far. What do you think?