A game breaking bug has been plaguing Zelda fans who are playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Nintendo was quick to acknowledge the problem but a fix was not issued. Nintendo has issued "patches" for Wii games in the past but it's certainly not something they do often.
Today, Nintendo Japan has announced how they plan on fixing this problem. They are going to release an entire Wii Channel to repair the damage this bug has done to people's saves. The "Zelda Data Restoration Channel" (rolls off your tongue, doesn't it?) will be available via the Wii Shopping channel. A release date has not been announced.
Luckily, I did not encounter this issue. The internet would know my wrath if it did. For those who did run into this issue, are you satisfied with Nintendo's response? I don't think they're doing enough. It's 2011, there are ways to get content to gamers in a timely and convenient manner.
Making gamers go to the Wii Channel, to download a new channel, to, I assume, download the patch and follow a series of instructions, is asking a lot of gamers who bought a game and can't play it. It just seems like too many steps when the Xbox 360 and PS3 would be able to patch it upon popping the disc in.
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