Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a pretty popular game despite the humongous bug that basically forced players to start all over again. The good news is that even with the Nintendo Wii’s limitations that prevented the downloading of patches, Nintendo has managed to find a way to get the patch out to their players that should put an end to the bug once and for all.
For those who are unfamiliar or who have yet to come across the bug, it basically occurs under very specific circumstances according to Nintendo. When that happens, it messes up the game’s code and forces players to start from the beginning all over again. So far players have managed to find workarounds, which undoubtedly helped, but ultimately wasn’t a permanent solution.
What Nintendo has done for their players in Japan was to release a downloadable “channel” in the Wii Shop. Upon loading the channel, it causes the Wii to go into their Zelda saved file and fixes it. For those living outside of Japan, Nintendo is encouraging players to send their saved data and have Nintendo repair it manually. Not the most elegant solution around but we guess it’s better than nothing, right?