Zelda: Skyward Sword 'can be played by a 5-year-old' - Nintendo

Wii blockbuster accessible to everyone, claims Aonuma

The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword is the first Zelda game that anyone can enjoy - even five-year-olds.


That's according to Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma, who made the claim in the latest Iwata Asks discussion on the official Nintenso site.

Skyward Sword is the first adventure in the Zelda timeline and 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, adding: "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."

Read our Zelda: Skyward Sword review for the big number.

[ SOURCE: Official Nintendo Magazine ]