The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is going to be a 100 hour game

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If there’s been one trend in gaming that has emerged in 2011, it’s that publishers and developers have been releasing games with content that takes longer than 3-4 hours to complete. Games such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Mortal Kombat and LA Noire have provided dozens of hours of entertainment, while other titles have attempted to re-energise a second playthrough with better challenges and rewards for players.

Speaking at the pre-Tokyo Game Show Nintendo Press Conference, legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto told the audience that they can expect a Zelda game which will take up to a hundred hours to complete.

Commenting on how Skyward Sword has been in development for over five years now, with a team of over a hundred staff members, Miyamoto estimated that the Links latest quest will last anywhere between fifty and a hundred hours.

With the audience then getting to see a trailer of what to expect from the game, they were treated to typical Zelda boss battles, namely fighting gigantic and imaginative creatures in over the top situations. For those dedicated players who complete the game, there would also be a game+ option that would allow them to battle bosses once again.

Skyward Sword looks set to be yet another benchmark-setting Zelda game, something that fans have been wanting ever since the lacklustre Twilight Princess came out. Its been a long time since we’ve had a game in the franchise that is of the same calibre as Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker, and Skyward Sword looks set to be the final, deserving hurrah on the Wii before it sets sail for its successor, the Wii U.


Last Updated: September 13, 2011

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