News: Nintendo and Penny Arcade Team Up for Skyward Sword Comic

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Logo

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Logo

Nintendo has teamed up with the creative team from the online comic Penny Arcade to create a comic to celebrate the launch of the newest Legend of Zelda game, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Starting 15th November, 2011 the first of five weekly comic panels will appear on the official Zelda website. The comic will include characters and themes from the new game and are drawn in a style that combines the art style of Skyward Sword and the signature Penny Arcade style.

“I was 14 when I first played The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,” said Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik. “That was 20 years ago, and today I am introducing my son to The Legend of Zelda. The opportunity to work with Nintendo to create a Zelda comic is not only an incredible honor, but quite literally a childhood dream come true.”

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be released on 20th November, 2011 for the Nintendo Wii and is rated E10+. Skyward Sword is a prequel to the Nintendo 64 classic Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game is one of the few Wii games to feature the Wii MotionPlus peripheral for sword-fighting and various puzzle solving aspects of the game. Skyward Sword also has a special edition available which comes with a “golden” Wii Remote Plus and a soundtrack of select tracks from the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary concert series that kicks off its tour in Dallas, Texas on 10th January, 2012.