The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is looking phenomenal so far, and from the recent videos around the web, it seems like Nintendo is really refining the gameplay. From the flying mechanic to Link being able to upgrade his weapons, there’s a good bit of information for fans who can’t wait for the game’s release.

One aspect of the game that’s being kept tightly underwraps is the story; however, thanks to GameInformer, we now know at least two bits of information: who Link’s rival is going to be, and a small bio of Zelda’s Dad.

Groose has been Link’s adversary ever since they were kids.  It’ll be interesting to see just how far their rivalry goes, especially once Zelda is thrown into the mix. Is it just a friendly competition, or does Groose want Link out of the way permanently?

Nope, doesn't seem Zelda's too fond of Groose.

According to GameInformer, Zelda’s dad, Gaepora, is “the headmaster at Link’s school. It sounds like he’ll act as an authority figure and Skyloft historian.” Correct me if I’m wrong, dear readers, but isn’t this the first time since The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past that we’ve seen Zelda’s father in a game? Very cool indeed.

So who’s excited for some Zelda goodness? Are you worried about Ganon being MIA this time around?