The latest chapter in the Legend of Zelda saga will be released November 20, 2011, and could be the final epic game for the Nintendo Wii. With only three games highlighted in Nintendo’s holiday game plan for the Wii, all eyes appear to be heading forward to the WiiU after the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
As previously announced, every copy of Skyward Sword will be bundled with a special music CD featuring recordings of classic Zelda songs performed during the 25th anniversary symphony concert. These CDs will be packed with the initial production line of the game and may not be available later on. In addition, a special limited-edition bundle will come with a gold colored Wii Remote Plus with built in Wii Motion Plus features. Skyward Sword will take the Wii’s motion controls to a new level for the Zelda franchise.
Here’s a list of the other in-game features in Skyward Sword, is released by Nintendo:
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword boasts the most realistic sword combat of any game to date, turning every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn. Wii MotionPlus technology accurately translates the angle of every sword slice, effectively putting Link’s blade in the player’s hand. Analyzing enemy attack and defense tendencies and counteracting with precise swings of the sword provide a satisfying experience that blends puzzle-solving with a new and distinctly unique combat system.
- Explore a massive, multilayered world that seamlessly blends soaring exploration in a sea of clouds with intense ground-based adventuring that blurs the line between the main world and traditional Zelda dungeons. LinkTM soars through the skies on the back of a noble bird and dives beneath the clouds to the continent below in an epic quest that lays the foundation for the events in the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- Prepare for intense puzzle-solving as only The Legend of Zelda games can deliver. Exploration of the forests, volcanoes and deserts requires players to think on their feet as they solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and escape deadly traps. Once they find their way to each dungeon, they are confronted by even more puzzles guarded by fiendish enemies.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword redefines the traditional Zelda framework and introduces an arsenal of items, upgrades and rewards unlike any game in the franchise to date. The adventure guides players into, out of and back to dungeons and areas they’ve already completed. Along the way, Link gathers a massive inventory of peculiar items and resources that can be used to upgrade many of his weapons and equipment.
- A new weapon upgrade system allows players to gather raw materials from throughout hyrule that can be used to upgrade weapons, equipment and items, or create entirely new ones from scratch.
- The game also will feature a boss challenge mode and, for players who need assistance, optional hint movies to help them along.
Genre: Action Adventure
Rating: E 10+
Release: November 20, 2011
MSRP: $49.99 ($69.99 for limited edition bundle with Wii Remote)
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