It figures that one of the only Gorons to make an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be a total bastard. Nintendo has heard your woeful cries regarding the progress lock-out glitch, and they have offered up a solution to the problem for both Japanese and North American players.
For those of you who have been living under a rock with the rest of the Gorons, the glitch occurs when you begin the Song of the Hero quest and choose to complete the Thunder Dragon’s challenge first. After finishing this leg of Link’s task, Golo will show his ugly mug and you will most likely assume you should talk to him… Yeah, don’t. Should you speak with Golo, it locks up the rest of your game, impairing you from completing any more quests and forcing you to start from an earlier save file or — if you don’t do multiple saves on Zelda games like the moron writing this article — start over from the beginning.
There are two options here, one of them involving downloading something off the Internet onto your Wii — which is shocking, considering this is Nintendo we’re talking about. The company will distribute a “program” (read: patch) that will repair the save data if you’ve already been locked out. This patch is currently in development and the publisher promises it will be released as soon as possible.
The second option is for those poor souls without Internet and is a lot more complicated. Players can send their Wii system along with the SD card containing the save file to Nintendo, who will fix it for you. Nintendo asks that those who choose to take this route call 1-800-255-3700 for details on how to ship their systems out.
More information will be made available to the public as it released. Nintendo’s use of a patch in this instance could, perhaps, lead the company down the slippery yet reasonable slope of offering downloadable content for future titles. What do you think, is the company popping their DLC cherry or will this be a one-time thing?