Zelda News: Major Game-Breaking Glitch Discovered in Skyward Sword *Updated

Posted by on December 7, 2011

Nintendo is now offering support for the glitch. Unfortunately, it looks like this is Japan-only for the moment but we should be seeing a similar program in the United States. source

Remember that cannon glitch from Twilight Princess? The one that made it impossible to continue playing no matter what you did? Haha... well apparently something similar has already been found in Skyward Sword... And it's not that hard to get...

Here's how to avoid it.

(Minor spoilers follow. If you don't want anything spoiled about the game, don't read.)

While the glitch originated on Zelda Universe Forums, Zelda Informer decided to contact Nintendo and this was their response:

<div align='center'>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.

The situation is caused by performing the following sequence of events during the Song of the Hero quest:

1. At the beginning of the quest, go to Lanayru Desert to retrieve the song of the Thunder Dragon.

2. In the Lanayru Mine, speak with Golo the Goron.

3. Complete the Thunder Dragon's event, and receive his song.

4. Before heading to the forest or volcano regions, speak with Golo in the mine again.

5. 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
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Thank you zhelkus for sharing this!

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andy198 says:

why would u want to try to descover a glitch this early, the eaiser glitchs are stareing at us right in our faces, the person who descovered that must be a super nerd lol

Amy122 says:

lol must be Andy XDD I haven't gotten to that part yet I"m still far behind XDD

andy198 says:

damn, u are very far behind XD
trust me if it was me who descovered that glitch, id probably cry, so far yet so long... anyway, i can bet it isnt a glitch, i bet they just missed something out, i dought the first glitch is the worst glitch smile.gif

flimsykitty says:

No worries ^^ I'm embarrassed to say how much I've been playing this game... as a full time student with part time work ^^' I just started my the fourth playthrough so I can get started on the walkthrough again >.>

andy198: It's a confirmed glitch now. Nintendo of Japan is actually asking people that have come in contact with the glitch to send their memory cards in to have it repaired. Fortunately, it really is a stupid glitch to get (why would anyone go back and talk to that annoying Goron for no reason!?!) so not that many people should be affected. ^^'

lilly_star1234 says:

how do i play

flimsykitty says:

lilly_star1234: Hello! ^^ Play what?

zhelkus says:

More news.

Ninty is promising relief aid for those that encountered the glitch:

http://andriasang.com/comzd5/zelda_bug/?ut...rce=twitterfeed

flimsykitty says:

Updated it ^^'

Thanks again!

zhelkus says:

Something popped up and the homebrew scene collected it and got it all figured out:

http://wii.ds-scene.net/?s=viewtopic&nid=9401

flimsykitty says:

I just did a little more research on it... there's an official channel in the Wii Shop to patch the game...

Thanks for bringing this up! lol, I'm always behind in news like this >.>

I've credited you and reported the information in a separate news article. Thanks again!

e-dawg123 says:

i got SS for cristmas,but I DONT HAVE THE WII MOTION REMOTE