Gaepora, a Skyloft historian, reads a book.
The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword HD

Story

Experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series.

The Ancient Battle

This is a tale passed down through uncounted generations. Other legends, long hidden away from memory, intertwine with this tale.

One fateful day, the earth cracked wide and evil forces rushed forth from the fissure. Their brutal assault plunged the land into deep despair.

They did this in their lust to take the ultimate power protected by Her Grace, the Goddess—a power without equal.

A screenshot of Skyloft, home to the humans.

The Goddess gathered the surviving humans on an outcropping of earth and sent it skyward, beyond the reach of the demonic hordes.

The Goddess joined forces with the remaining tribes on the surface to seal away the evil, restoring peace.

After thousands of years, the surface world was forgotten by the humans above...

Screenshot of Link ready to plunge his sword into a stone pedestal.

Now, a new legend bound to this great story begins—forged by your own hand.

Figures of legend

Meet those who set the world in motion and propel it towards incredible destiny.

  • Parchment illustration of the Goddess holding a sword and harp.
  • The Goddess

    Suffering great injuries in the ancient battle, the Goddess abandoned her divinity to become mortal and seal away the evil. The people of Skyloft continue to worship her legend.

Explore the world

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