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Nintendo to Fix Skyward Sword Game Break Bug

Nintendo has announced that it will be releasing a fix for the game breaking bug found in the latest Zelda game, Skyward sword.

Officially acknowledged by the Japanese gaming firm a couple of weeks ago, the glitch made the game completely unfinishable. Fortunately the circumstances required to generate the bug were relatively difficult to reproduce - hopefully anyone that did, had a second save to use instead.

Now though, Nintendo has pledged to fix the game, though it's set to be done in quite a unique way. Instead of automatically patching the game, the Wii maker is rushing out a download that must be installed on the console. Offering those without internet access a secondary option, Nintendo requested they send an SD card with their game save on. The update will then be applied and sent back.

There's no announcement as of yet on when the patch will be released, but it's apparently in the works at the moment and should be available soon.

The glitch occured only if the player followed the below steps:

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.

To avoid such a situation, Wii recommends that above sequence be avoided reports Computer and Video Games.

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