Music 'will play a vital role in Zelda: Skyward Sword'

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will continue the series' tradition of making music a key component of the gaming experience, according to Nintendo.

Speaking to IGN, producer Eiji Aonuma and music supervisor Koji Kondo have stated that Skyward Sword will use all of the Wii's capabilities to deliver a unique experience.

On his latest adventure, hero Link will be able to gain access to a magical harp, which can be carefully strummed in time with the background music using Wii MotionPlus controls.

Elsewhere, players will find that the in-game music - which will be fully orchestrated for the first time in the series - will change and react depending on Link's location, or which characters he is speaking to.

Mr Kondo said: "Now it's much easier using the advanced tools to be able to take your musical ideas and very quickly translate them into something that can work in the game."

The musical heritage of the series was recently celebrated at the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Concert in London, excerpts from which will be included on a CD bundled with the special edition version of Skyward Sword this month.

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Release Date: 08/11/2011