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Reviews for Skyward Sword have been extremely positive. ''Official Nintendo Magazine'' gave Skyward Sword a 98/100.<ref>[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/10/skyward-sword-review-best-zelda-game-ever-made/ Official Nintendo Magazine Review: Skyward Sword Scores 98/100]</ref> ''Edge'' magazine gave the game a perfect 10/10.<ref>[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/10/edge-magazine-skyward-sword-gets-a-perfect-10/ EDGE Magazine: Skyward Sword Gets a Perfect 10]</ref> The game also received a 9.0 from Games TM<ref>[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/10/skyward-sword-review-from-games-tm/ Skyward Sword: Review From Games TM]</ref> and a 93% from GamePro Germany.<ref>[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/10/gamepro-germany-skyward-sword-scores-a-93/ GamePro Germany: Skyward Sword Scores a 93%]</ref>
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Reviews for Skyward Sword have been extremely positive. Game Informer awarded Skyward sword with a perfect 10/10.<ref>http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/11/04/a-sneak-preview-of-our-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-review.aspx</ref>''Official Nintendo Magazine'' gave Skyward Sword a 98/100.<ref>[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/10/skyward-sword-review-best-zelda-game-ever-made/ Official Nintendo Magazine Review: Skyward Sword Scores 98/100]</ref> ''Edge'' magazine gave the game a perfect 10/10.<ref>[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/10/edge-magazine-skyward-sword-gets-a-perfect-10/ EDGE Magazine: Skyward Sword Gets a Perfect 10]</ref> The game also received a 9.0 from Games TM<ref>[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/10/skyward-sword-review-from-games-tm/ Skyward Sword: Review From Games TM]</ref> and a 93% from GamePro Germany.<ref>[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/10/gamepro-germany-skyward-sword-scores-a-93/ GamePro Germany: Skyward Sword Scores a 93%]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 18:47, November 4, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword!
Skyward Sword NA Box Art.jpg

Release Date

European Flag November 18, 2011
USA Flag November 20, 2011
Japan Flag November 23, 2011
Australia Flag November 24, 2011

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an upcoming game in the Zelda Series. The game will feature the use of the Nintendo Wii Motion Plus to provide 1:1 motion controls, allowing players more accurate control to Link's Sword, items, and many other aspects of the game. The game is currently scheduled to release worldwide throughout November, with a special edition bundle being available in most regions that will include a Gold Wii Remote Plus donning the Triforce symbol and a soundtrack containing a variety of orchestrated songs from The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert. Skyward Sword is also said to be the longest Zelda game in development.

This page is still under construction and is mostly a place holder for things to come. Feel free to visit the other content pages that fall under Skyward Sword.

Story

Main article: Skyward Sword Story

The game is said to be the earliest in the timeline as of now, taking place before Ocarina of Time. A creature suddenly wakes up from the land below possibly starting to cause chaos. Meanwhile in the land of Skyloft, Zelda sends a letter to her childhood friend, Link. While Link is sleeping, he has a dream of Fi telling him that it time to awaken as a hero. Suddenly the whale creature approaches Link and then Zelda's Bird appears causing Link to wake up. Zelda's Bird gives Link the letter that Zelda wrote and Link sets off to meet with Zelda. Zelda explains to Link about the ceremony that is suppose to take place. If Link is the winner of the competition in the ceremony, he gets to go on a "date" with Zelda. Link is the winner of the competition and he goes on the "date" with Zelda. Link and Zelda are soaring through the sky then suddenly a tornado sweeps away Zelda while the mysterious whale takes her. From there Link is determined to rescue Zelda with the help of Fi.

Skyward Sword is said to be an origin story. The game explains the origins of the Master Sword. It has been stated that the Skyward Sword turns into the Master Sword sometime in the game. Even though Ganon/Ganondorf isn't in the game, the game will have some sort of origin story for him.

Characters

Main article: Skyward Sword Characters

The world of Skyward Sword features a vast array of both familiar and new faces from the series. The main characters that are featured include Link, Zelda (who is not of royalty this time around), and a new villain Demon-Lord Ghirahim. Supporting characters have often been inspired by previous games often linking story elements with their new incarnations. There are a few character cameos from The Wind Waker, as well as Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess.

Races

Main article: Skyward Sword Races

Skyward Sword will contain a significant amount of races, just like previous 3D games in the Zelda series. Some of the races (like the Gorons) are taken from earlier games, but there are a lot of new races too.

Enemies

Main article: Skyward Sword Enemies

Skyward Sword features many enemies from previous games, but most of their tactics are reworked to make them more challenging. Each foe requires a certain amount of strategy to beat, discouraging players from mindlessly slashing their way through a dungeon. The Wii Motion Plus device allows for precise enough motion detection to simulate 1:1 swordplay, and as a result the combat system is significantly different from the earlier games. Many enemies will block sword strikes from certain directions, and sometimes you will have to strike in successive steps in order to beat an enemy.

Many of the enemy models are based on the enemies of A Link to the Past, like the similarities between the Bokoblins of Skyward Sword and the Moblins of A Link to the Past.

Items

Main article: Skyward Sword Items

Skyward Sword will feature fewer item than previous games like Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time, but most of them will be upgradable and/or customizable in many ways. To upgrade an item, Link will have to gather a required amount of selected collectibles. These collectibles are sometimes dropped by monsters just like in The Wind Waker, but sometimes they can be found scattered about the world as for example hidden treasures.

Locations

Main article: Skyward Sword Locations

The main world of Skyward Sword is based around Skyloft, which acts as a central hub - in many ways similar to how Clock Town acts as a central hub in Majora's Mask. Skyloft is surrounded by a vast sky dotted with small floating islands. Beneath the clouds lies the overworld that becomes the kingdom of Hyrule in later games. The overworld is divided into three separate and disjoint parts, where each part has its own unique scenery.

Music

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the first game in the franchise to feature an orchestrated soundtrack. Previously, Zelda games relied on MIDI and synthesizers that could only mimic the sound of true musical instruments. The arrangements feature a small traditional orchestra with strings, winds, brass, and percussion, but there are several pieces that include various folk and world instruments found in ethnomusicology. Both the Limited Edition Bundle and regular copy of the game includes a 25th Anniversary Soundtrack featuring some renditions of previous songs in the series performed in The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.

Reception

Reviews for Skyward Sword have been extremely positive. Game Informer awarded Skyward sword with a perfect 10/10.[1]Official Nintendo Magazine gave Skyward Sword a 98/100.[2] Edge magazine gave the game a perfect 10/10.[3] The game also received a 9.0 from Games TM[4] and a 93% from GamePro Germany.[5]

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