Not happy with your simple shield? Upgrade it!

Nintendo has already said theyre mixing up the items in Zelda. First off, they wont be holding back all the cool ones until later in the game, and now theyre offering upgrades for items acquired in-game. In a video interview, Nintendo of Americas Bill Trinen has revealed the following.

"What I can say, though, is what we have done with the game this time that I think a little bit different is…they’ve built an entire upgrade system into the game,” Trinen has said. "So for example, right now you can see that Link has his traditional shield, but he actually will get a lot of different shields in the game."

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Trinen continues, “he will start off with a very basic one, and then as you fight enemies, you will recover kind of these treasures or artefacts that you can then use as resources to upgrade your items. And you can do that with your shield, you can do that with the beetle, and some of the other items that you have where you’re able to kind of combine your collection of Rupees and your collection of resources and improve the items that you have."

So not only has Nintendo fixed the issue of certain items only being needed a couple of times in a dungeon and then forgetting about them, but they have also fixed the money issue. Who hasnt gotten 999 Rupees in the last few Zelda games?

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is due out later this year.

Source: Siliconera