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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Dec 7, 2011

Nintendo Responds To Game-Breaking Skyward Sword Glitch

Players all over are having tons of fun running through The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, but some bad news has hit the horizon. It looks like a game-breaking glitch has been found in the game, and it’s really puzzling gamers out there. This glitch is found during the second part of the Song of the Hero quest.

It would seem that if players get the song of the Thunder Dragon from Lanaryu Mine, speak with the Goron, defeat the Thunder Dragon mission, and finally speak to the Goron Golo, an error occurs within the game. If any player completes the series of events in this specific manner, then they will no longer be able to continue the game with the current save file. No matter the action, nothing will come of trying to press on with the game, and at that point it becomes a brick unless you restart from the beginning.

Nintendo has become aware of the problem, but even more bad news is that they have announced that there’s no solution to the issue. Also, there’s no talk of a patch to fix it either. When speaking about the issue, this is what Nintendo has to say:

We have been made aware of the issue that results in being unable to progress in the Song of the Hero quest. If the game has been saved after completing the sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed through the game on that save file. The only options at that point are to either start the game over or to use an earlier save file to continue.

  1. The situation is caused by performing the following sequence of events during the Song of the Hero quest:
  2. At the beginning of the quest, go to Lanayru Desert to retrieve the song of the Thunder Dragon.
  3. In the Lanayru Mine, speak with Golo the Goron.
  4. Complete the Thunder Dragon’s event, and receive his song.
  5. Before heading to the forest or volcano regions, speak with Golo in the mine again.
  6. At this point, the forest and volcano events will no longer occur, making it impossible to continue.

Solutions:

This issue WILL NOT OCCUR if the Fire and Water Dragon songs have already been collected before collecting the Thunder Dragon’s song. Talking to Golo in the Lanayru Caves will also NOT trigger this issue.

If the game has been saved after completing the sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed through the game on that save file. The only options at that point are to either start the game over or to use an earlier save file to continue.

I wish I had a better answer, but I’m afraid there currently is no other fix available. I can assure, however, that we are documenting all feedback we receive on this issue. Thank you for your patience and support.

Sincerely,

Sharon Matheny

This is a definite setback for Zelda fans, and many have been left upset. It’s disappointing to think that Nintendo isn’t planning on releasing any sort of update to fix the issue, and they are sort of sitting back on this one. After spending so many hours on the game just to delete your file and restart, a simple statement doesn’t seem to do justice.

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