Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Zelda Data Restoration Channel

NoJ (Nintendo of Japan) has released a "Zelda Data Restoration" Channel for Japanese Wii owners to fix a game breaking bug in Zelda: Skyward Sword. Starting yesterday, it is downloadable from the Wii Shop channel, hopefully this gets released in other areas too.

If you want to avoid the bug, or get the bug for some reason (maybe to confirm it's real), here is the steps that need to be taken to make the bug happen:

1. Go to Lanayru Desert and spead with Golo the Goron in Lanayru mine, before finishing the Thunder Dragon's event and again after receiving the Thunder Dragon's song.
2. Do the above before going to the volcano or forest areas.

To avoid the bug:
1. Get the Water AND Fire Dragon songs before getting the Thunder Dragon song.

If you do happen to encounter the bug, scripted events in the forest and volcano areas won't happen and you also won't be able to progress any further leaving you to either:

start from a previous save,

start over,

(Requires SD Card) download the Zelda Data Restoration channel (hopefully Nintendo releases it worldwide),

(Requires SD Card) search online for a save that doesn't have the bug.