In a The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword gameplay demonstration from Comic Con, Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen dropped an interesting little tidbit to GameSpot.
As Zelda fans are already well aware, previous entries in the franchise had Link picking up an arsenal of weapons and gadgets to help him progress through dungeons. With Skyward Sword, Nintendo is going about the item approach a little bit differently.
Trinen revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will feature an item upgrade system. In his adventures around the world of Skyward Sword, Link will find resources from monsters, bosses and, of course, treasure chests which he can then use to upgrade his gear.
“What we’ve done with the game this time that I think is a little different is we’ve built an entire upgrade system into the game,” Trinen told GameSpot. “Link has his traditional shield, but you actually get a lot of different shields in the game. You start off with a very basic one, and as you fight enemies you’re recover these treasure or artifacts that you then use as resources to upgrade your items.
“You can do that with the shield, you can do that with the beetle, and some of the other items that you have. You’ll be combining your collection of rupees and your collection of these resources and improve the items you have.”
If you’d like to hear the news for yourself, or if you just want to check out some Skyward Sword gameplay, check the embedded video below.
Source: GameSpot (Thanks, Destructoid)