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Skyward Sword is the first Zelda game for everyone - Aonuma

"Even five year olds can play it"

Legend Of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has claimed that The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword is the first Zelda game that everyone can enjoy.

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Skyward Sword is the first adventure in the Legend Of Zelda timeline and speaking during the latest Iwata Asks discussion, Aonuma said: "Everyone is starting from zero. It's the first Legend of Zelda game for everyone.

"For one thing, it begins with how to use Wii MotionPlus as a tool. And once you become accustomed to this tool, you can experience the mysterious sense of it matching the movement of your body."

Skyward Sword director Hidemaro Fujibayashi agreed, saying "Speaking as the director, we paid constant attention this time to making the game playable even for five-year-olds or nine-year-olds. We tried to make something that would not have a setting enjoyable only by fans or something only the creators would be happy with. And more than anything, this time you can have sword fights with Wii."

It may be suitable for beginners but if you've read our Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword review, you'll know that it is the best Zelda game of all time.

Want to chat about Skyward Sword with your friends? Visit the Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword forum thread.

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  1. mario_boi Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 12:07

    Oh how I wish Nintendo would stop with the 'family' direction. This is what gives them the "childish" reputation.

  2. Pokemon Luke Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 12:34

    Whys it a 12+ and not a 3+ if 5 year olds can play? :?

  3. Aeolian Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 12:38

    Oh how I wish Nintendo would stop with the 'family' direction. This is what gives them the "childish" reputation.


    its also what gets them a lot of their sales.

  4. imbusydoctorwho Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 13:46

    I don't care,I just want to play the game.

  5. Icytroid1993 Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 15:23

    Oh how I wish Nintendo would stop with the 'family' direction. This is what gives them the "childish" reputation.


    This is a hardcore game that'll have plenty of depth for gamers :) They've just made the controls that comfortable and easy to use that even a five year old can play! I think that's a good thing! Though i have to agree there are far too many casual, family oriented games around that seem childish :( Good thing we've got the hardcore flavors of Metroid and Smash Bros, as well as 3rd party support :)

  6. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 16:06

    lol Five year olds playing a game that's rated PEGI 12.

    In Japan it has a CERO rating of "A", which means All-Ages. Japanese ratings usually are a bit more relaxed than ESRB or PEGI.

  7. Waldy565 Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 17:24

    yeah, IGN said this. cant wait to go pick it up this saturday!

  8. potatopac Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 18:44

    OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 YEAR OLDS CAN PLAY!!!!
    seriously, nintendo,
    I come onto onm cos haven't been following nintendo for a while, then THE FIRST THING I SEE is this... this is the perfect example of why nintendo get so much hate from everyone for being childish. And i though this game would be good, but nintendo, your gonna have to keep saying your old comeback to when someone calls you childish: 'madworld.'
    'madworld'......'madworld'
    The most annoying thing is that it sounds like they are SSSSSOOOOOOOOOOO proud of they're selves, like they've done the world justice with this.5 year olds......

  9. Amelie Poulain Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 20:30

    Aonuma is wrong.

    Zelda games have ALWAYS been for everyone. I played my first Zelda game when I was about eight or nine. I'm sure most of you were the same.

  10. Nickario Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 22:33

    I don't care,I just want to play the game.

  11. Willtheconqr Tuesday 15th Nov 2011 at 22:35

    As a left-handed person, I can quite conclusively say that this statement is a lie :(

  12. Icytroid1993 Wednesday 16th Nov 2011 at 14:23

    OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 YEAR OLDS CAN PLAY!!!!
    seriously, nintendo,
    I come onto onm cos haven't been following nintendo for a while, then THE FIRST THING I SEE is this... this is the perfect example of why nintendo get so much hate from everyone for being childish. And i though this game would be good, but nintendo, your gonna have to keep saying your old comeback to when someone calls you childish: 'madworld.'
    'madworld'......'madworld'
    The most annoying thing is that it sounds like they are SSSSSOOOOOOOOOOO proud of they're selves, like they've done the world justice with this.5 year olds......


    There's plenty of mature titles on Nintendo systems, Madworld is one of many! Its just Nintendo also caters for family's with a lot of party games. To give Nintendo the title of childish is unfair, you're clearly not playing the right games. Just because a five year old may be able to control the game doesn't suggest that the game is childish, it just shows that Nintendo have done a dam good job at making the controls as smooth and comfortable as possible, that's a skill :) Calling them childish is a very narrow minded statement to make.

  13. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 16th Nov 2011 at 14:55

    I always thought Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks was more of a Zelda for everyone.

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