Nintendo sent over a press release this morning bringing news of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword‘s fall release date. The latest Wii Zelda title, which makes use of Wii MotionPlus, will launch on November 20th.
The events that happen in Skyward Sword, according to the press release, lead up to one of the best quests in the entire Zelda franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The notion on Nintendo’s part may be that new Zelda players start with Skyward Sword on the Wii, and then move to Ocarina of Time 3D on the Nintendo 3DS.
With the release came a snippet of PR speak from Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the biggest game in the series ye…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.”
Much of what the gaming world has seen and played has centered around one of the early dungeons, a weird beetle device, enemy encounters that require direction-based slashing and flight. If the Zelda track record is any indication, Moffitt is absolutely right when he says that we’ve barely scratched the surface.
This is the first Zelda game built specifically for the Wii. While The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess may have released on the Wii, the game was actually designed with the GameCube in mind, and there are some fans out there that swear by the GCN version of the game over the port. Skyward Sword was built with precise motion in mind, and that fact shows brilliantly in play. I’ve spent around an hour with this upcoming release over the last two years, and I can say that I’m actually excited for it…
…and that comes after being completely disappointed by Twilight Princess.
Will your Wii see the next in The Legend of Zelda‘s epic library on November 20th?