The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii
Information concerning the order for completing the Song of the Hero quest after meeting Levias
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was released for Wii on the 24th November 2011. It has since come to our attention that if you happen to follow a specific procedure then it can result in not being able to play any further through the game. Below we will explain how you can avoid this. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused by this issue and ask you follow the procedure below when you play.
How to avoid the issue
The quest for the Song of the Hero should be completed in the order: Faron Woods -> Eldin Volcano -> Lanayru Desert (or, alternatively: Volcano -> Woods -> Desert). If you have gone to the desert before doing both the woods and the volcano parts of this quest, then after you have the Thunder Dragon's Song make sure you go on to the other areas without speaking to a Goron called Golo at the entrance to Lanayru Mine.
The issue that prevents you from playing further
In the quest for the Song of the Hero, after you get the Thunder Dragon's Song in the desert, the cutscenes that start the sequences to get the songs in the volcano and the woods won't occur and so you won't be able to get any further in the game.
Cause of the issue
Speaking to a Goron called Golo at the entrance to Lanayru Mine after getting the Thunder Dragon's Song in the desert will clear the conditions for triggering the cutscenes for the other areas. As a result, you won't be able to get any further. (If you already have the songs from the woods and the volcano then no problem will occur.)
What to do if the issue has occurred
If your Wii console is connected to the internet
If your Wii console is connected to the internet, it is possible to repair the save data using the "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Data Update Channel".
Please follow the steps outlined below to install "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Data Update Channel" and repair your save data.
Visit the "Wii Shop Channel" and select "Wii Channels". Download "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Data Update Channel".
Once completed, "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Data Update Channel" will appear on the Wii Menu. Launch this Channel and follow the instructions displayed on screen.
Only the save data for "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" stored on your Wii system memory can be repaired.
If your save data is stored on an SD Card, you will need to move it to the Wii system memory first.
If your Wii console is not connected to the internet
If your Wii console is not connected to the internet, you can send your save file to Nintendo Customer Service for repair.
For details on how and where to send your save file, please contact Nintendo Customer Service on one of the following telephone numbers:
Australia: (03) 9730 9822
New Zealand: 0800 743 056
[Hours of operation: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday (Australian EST)]
Below you will find a description of the steps required to get the save file from your Wii console or SD Card onto your PC. You will also find a description of how to move the fixed save file back to your Wii console after Nintendo Customer Service has processed your request.
How to move a Wii save file to an SD Card
How to return a Wii save file from an SD Card to the Wii console