Initial reports of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword‘s length put it somewhere near a hundred hours. While the main quest can reportedly be completed in around 30 hours of play time, there is apparently more to the game beyond completing sidequests and scouring the land for more heart containers. Now that reviews are hitting the web for Link’s most recent outing, people in the industry are coming clean about an aspect of the game that was previously embargoed thanks to nondisclosure agreements – the game’s length.
This may come as a bit of a spoiler, so you may want to turn away before you read further. OK, we’ll wait… Are we good? All right. So, it seems when you finish Skyward Sword, you actually unlock a second mode called Hero Mode. This new mode allows you to carry over all of your collectibles, but combat becomes harder and health pickups rarer. While not nearly as exciting as the old second quest secret in the original Legend of Zelda, we’re always happy to have more Zelda to play in any capacity.