How To Avoid Skyward Sword Bug


May contain some spoilers (you were warned!)

You may or may not know, but recently there has been word of some issues with the new Zelda title Skyward Sword, which stopped gamers from going forward in the Song of Hero quest. Apparently if you saved your game after completing a certain sequence of events, it would be no longer possible to proceed using that save file, meaning players would have to start again from scratch. As you can imagine, people got fairly ticked off and sent an e-mail to Nintendo themselves to report the issue. Nintendo have been sending out replies to all of those that reported this bug, and below you can read their reply which states the situation of how the bug will happen, and they also offer a solution.

Remember, may contain spoilers:

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.

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