News: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Release Date

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Nintendo continues to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series by announcing the North American release date of the newest Zelda title, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. This Nintendo Wii exclusive will release on November 20th, 2011.

Skyward Sword will be one of the few Wii games to feature the Wii Motion Plus add-on to the Wii Remote and the Wii Nunchuk. The Wii Motion Plus, for those who are still attentive to Nintendo and their slew of Wii add-ons, will allow the player more accurate movements when fighting enemies as Link. Skyward Sword is set in a multilayered world that takes players from dark dungeons, to a diverse overworld, to cloud cities in the sky. Instead of a horse or ship, Link will be traversing the world on the wings of a majestic bird which will provide players the same type of freedom of movement seen in other such Zelda titles like The Wind Waker.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the biggest game in the series yet,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’ve just scratched the surface of this massive experience, and we look forward to sharing additional details with fans as we approach the Nov. 20 launch.” Skyward Sword is available for pre-order at most brick and mortar video game retailers. For those who are looking for a digital download, such a possibility is unlikely to be forthcoming.

9 comments

  1. If this were on anything but the Wii I would be really excited. As it stands, I will probably buy it but I don’t know how much I will enjoy it.

  2. @SN not even the house wives and grandmas are interested anymore, Nintendo is sure learning from their decision to forsake the hardcore

  3. I’ll buy it, most likely. But is Nintendo learning from forsaking the hardcore? I think doing so would require a faster reaction time to world events than Nintendo has demonstrated to us they are capable of. It’s not impossible, in my opinion, that they might react in time but I also don’t think it’s likely.

  4. If Nintendo had learned anything about dumping the hardcore, then they certainly haven’t revealed this in their refusal to release Xenoblade + Last Story in USA, and their insistence on releasing dated, insufficient hardware that doesn’t work much on the Internet.

  5. Definitely buying this game. Twilight Princess was good despite the waggle, and at least this waggle isn’t so much waggle and more actually mapped sword swipes. I’d obviously much rather stick to a real controller, but Skyward Sword looks really good.

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