Zelda: Skyward Sword contains game-ending glitch, Nintendo advises on how to avoid it

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Nintendo has come out and revealed that at the moment there is a game ending glitch many hours into The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. To be more specific, a certain quest called the “Song of the Hero” can cause a glitch that will completely lock out the rest of the quest and halt all progress in the title forever unless the player has an earlier save.

Nintendo revealed this fact to Zelda Informer and even went about explaining exactly how the glitch could occur and how to avoid it. If the player completes the quest’s desert leg first and speak to a certain Goron not once, but twice, the game locks out completion entirely and halts the game. This can be avoided by not talking to the Goron more than once, or simply perform the desert part of the quest last.

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  1. … There goes the “best ever Zelda” crown. Still, it can be looked at as a puzzle you just can’t get wrong, right? I just can’t stay mad at Zelda too long.

  2. Every other Zelda has glitches, most of them are fun though. Thankfully, I don’t think I triggered this.

  3. True! I’ve seen some pretty fun glitches. I’ve defiantly not triggered this yet, I’ve not left Skyloft haha.

  4. hahah true if u do it in the right order then you’re fine 😉 haha yeah lets just call it a puzzle quest that needs to be done correctly.  hahaha… and yes how can anyone be mad at Zelda.

  5. I don’t mind glitches, but the game ending ones are bad.
    Though I’m one of those gamers that rotates save files, so I have at LEAST two save files in case something happens.

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