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'Zelda is not the Skyward Sword' - Aonuma

Sword's identity remains a mystery

Princess Zelda will be making an appearance in The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword, says producer Eiji Aonuma, but she's not the mysterious 'Skyward Sword'.

Aonuma has confirmed that the Skyward Sword is the mysterious figure who appeared in the original Legend of Zelda Wii artwork at E3, but in an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, he quashed rumours that the mystery person could be Zelda herself.

"Basically what leads Link on this adventure is the Skyward Sword," Aonuma told the mag. "When that sword is actively guiding Link it actually transforms into a feminine figure. I wouldn't say that it's female per se but it's a feminine figure."

Yet Aonuma denied that the figure would eventually be revealed as Princess Zelda. "It would be kind of nice to keep this a mystery, but I can tell you right now that it is not Zelda," he said.

You can read the full interview with Eiji Aonuma in the August issue of Official Nintendo Magazine. Buy it here.