Nintendo announced today the news that everyone’s been waiting for, that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, will be launching in Europe on November 18 and in North America on November 20, 2011. The long, long awaited game is available to pre-order now at major retailers in North America and Europe.
"The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the biggest game in the series yet," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & 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."
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword uses the precision motion controls of the Wii Remote Plus (or a Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus accessory) and Nunchuk controllers to map the onscreen action to the player’s movements. When a player swings the Wii Remote Plus controller, Link appears to swing his sword in exactly the same way. Different enemies have different battle tactics, so it’s up to the player to analyse their approach and develop counterattacks that play on the enemies’ weaknesses. The game’s wide array of items also use full motion controls, letting players roll bombs, shoot arrows, and guide flying objects like never before.
The amazing adventure is set in a massive, multilayered world that takes players from dark dungeons to a diverse overworld, and then takes flight to cloud cities in the sky, requiring a combination of puzzle solving and sword-play to reveal the many secrets. Link gets to soar through the skies on the wings of a noble bird while exploring the sky area, giving players unprecedented freedom of movement as they progress on their quest, with the storyline being a prequel to, and laying the foundation for, the events of the classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.